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    Steamboat Days: An Illustrated History of The Steamboat Era On The St. John River 1816-1946 by MACBEATH, Dr. George; TAYLOR, Capt. Donald F

    St. Stephen, NB: PRINT'N PRESS Ltd. , 1982. Paperback. Very Good. xiii, 176 p. 22 cm. 86 b&w illustrations + 1 fold-out map at rear. Pictorial softcover has some label residue on front cover. Minor wear and small tear at top of rear cover. Inside like new. Based on the notes of Capt. C. C. Taylor 1868-1941. Topics include: early efforts; the saga of the Reindeer; contemporaries of the Reindeer; the prosperous and hazardous 1860s; the gentle age of travel; the Victoria; the last of the steamers. Appendices include a check list of steamers and steamboat men. Indexed.


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    Steam and the North Atlantic Mails: The Impact of the Cunard Line and Subsequent Steamship Companies On the Carriage of Transatlantic Mails by ARNELL, J. C

    Toronto: The Unitrade Press, 1986. Cloth. As new/Near fine. 295 p. 24 cm. Four maps, 136 b&w illustrations. Yellow cloth hardcover in mylar-covered pictorial dustjacket. Very light soiling and residue from a price label on rear of jacket. A sequel to the author's first book "Atlantic Mails." Especially interesting quotes by Charles Dickens in Chapter 7 illustrate the discomforts of crossing the Atlantic on a Cunard steamer in the 1840s. He describes the stateroom as an "utterly impracticable, thoroughly hopeless, and profoundly preposterous box" (p. 90). Topics include: early history of the Ocean Mails; Cunard auxiliary mailboats; the pioneer steamers; beginning of Cunard Line; life on a Cunard steamer; preparation and accounting of the mails; forwarding agents and expresses; competition; the first Canadian mail steamers; the Allan and Collins lines; etc. Appendices, bibliography, subject index, vessel names.


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    A Yachtswoman's Cruises and Some Steamer Voyages by SPEED, Maude

    London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1911. First Edition. Hardcover. Good+. xii, 266 p. 21 cm. 2 colour plates, 25 b&w plates. Blue cloth with gold impressing and illustration. Light wear to spine ends and corners slightly bumped. Bookplate removed from front pastedown endpaper, signature on page 1, some foxing. Chronicles of the author's voyages with her yachting husband along the English and French coast as well as Holland. The book also records their holiday adventures on large steamers and liners, visiting Morocco, Lisbon, Sicily, Cyprus as well as other destinations.


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    The Androscoggin River Valley: Gateway to the White Mountains by WIGHT, D. B

    Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near fine. 561 p. 23 cm. Map on endpapers. B&w reproductions and photographs. Cloth hardcover in dustjacket. Cardboard slipcase. Owner's label on half title. Includes information on lumbering, papermaking, mining, settlement, railroads, steamboats, telephones and tourism.


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    Steam Navigation and its Relation to the Commerce of Canada and The United States by CROIL, James

    Toronto; Montreal: William Briggs; The Montreal News Company, 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 381 p. 20 cm. B&w portraits, illustrations of steam vessels, canals, etc. Burgundy cloth hardcover with gold impressing. Moderate wear to edges. Owner's label on half title. Includes chapters on the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes.


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    Our Inland Seas: Their Shipping & Commerce for Three Centuries by MILLS, James Cooke

    Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co, 1910. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 380 p. 22 cm. Map, b&w photographs and reproductions. Blue cloth hardcover with gold print. Owner's label on half title. Front free endpaper inscribed: "Captain Herbert M. Russell from his grateful and appreciative passenger, Richard C. Ellsworth, June 1925." Typewritten letter included to Captain Russell, Waddington, NY from Ellsworth, secretary of St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY. Russell was captain of a ship called the Iselin.


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    History of Transportation in the United States before 1860 by MACGILL, Caroline E

    Washington: The Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1917. First Edition. Hardcover. Ex library-very good +. Carnegie Institution Publication No. 215c. xi, 678 p. 23 cm. 5 colour maps and 1 fold-out. Bound in green library buckram, original covers underneath. A few library marks on title and first pages, and a former owner's label on cover, otherwise a clean copy. Bibliography. Index.


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    Progressive Pennsylvania: A Record of the Remarkable Industrial Development of The Keystone State with Some Account of its Early and its Later Transportation Systems, its Early Settlers, and its Prominent Men by SWANK, James M

    Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1908. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. vi, 360 p. 25 cm. Burgundy cloth hardcover with gold impressing. Light wear to spine ends, corners bumped. Owner's label on title page. Includes chapters on slavery, the Delaware Indians, steamboats, The Pennsylvania Canal, early railroads, the iron industry, coal and coke, bridges, Pittsburgh, General Arthur St. Clair, Albert Gallatin, and the Muhlenberg Family.


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    American Steamboat Stories by Hoyt, Edwin P

    London: Abelard-Schuman. 1966. Octavo Size. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Black & white illustrations by Ann Grifalconi. 128 pages . Hardback.


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    Farewell to Steam by Plowden, David [Text & Photographs]

    Brattleboro, Vermont: The Stephen Greene Press. 1966. Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Some minor tape marks to endpapers. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 154 pages This book captures the bygone steam landscape of steam boats & steam locomotives. The majority of the book is on steam boats, ferries etc . 1st Edition. Hardback.


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    North-West Transportation Company: The Beatty Boats by WHEELER, Mary

    Spiral bound. As New. nd. Unpaginated. 28 cm. 30 mainly b&w illustrations. Black spiral binding with white card covers. Topics include: the Beatty family; Beatty boats (Griffon, Waubuno, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, United Empire, Asia, Monarch); amalgamation.


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    Souvenir Views along the Route of the Northern Navigation Division of the Canada Steamship Lines by Photogelatine Engraving Company Limited

    Ottawa: Photogelatine Engraving Company Limited. Card Covers. Very Good. nd. A Dominion Series View Book. Unpaginated. 16 x 23 cm. 18 b&w photos. Tan card covers with peep-hole to first photo. Small tears in spine. Photos of steamships at Detroit, Sarnia, Sault Ste. Marie, Fort William & Port Arthur, Duluth, etc. Also a couple of rooms on board ship.


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    Summer Trips on the River Thames 1905 by Great Western Railway

    Great Western Railway, 1905. Leaflet. Near fine. Fold-out leaflet. 13 cm. Small sepia illustration on cover. Small stain on front. Horizontal crease. Otherwise clean and neat. Advertises steamboat trips on the Thames for July, August, and September 1905. Includes info for Oxford and Kingston steamers with daily time table, fares, and combines railway and steamer fares.


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    A Practical Manual for Steam-Boat Travellers from London to Strasbourg by LACHENWITZ, Fr. Ludw

    London: Leigh & Son, 1838. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 192 p. 20 cm. Map missing. Green paper-covered boards. All edges gilt. New spine and spine label. Original paper worn, hinges tape-repaired internally. Ink signature on title-page. Foxing. A traveller's guide to steam boating on the Rhine. Includes a useful list of fares for passengers, carriages, horses and dogs as well as prices of freight from acorns to zinc. Bill of fare lists goodies available on board including hot chocolate, anchovies and an exceptional wine and liquor list. Also includes much info on regulations, laws, and duties. Descriptions of various towns en route including Rotterdam, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Bonn, Waorms, Mannhewim, Baden Baden, Strasbourg. Index at rear. Also includes a history of Steam-Navigation on the Rhine.


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    South Shore Line leaflet, 1905 by Wm. Thomson & Co

    St. John, N.B.: Wm. Thomson & Co, [1905]. Good. 23 cm leaflet. 6 b&w photos and a large colour map. Two tears along folds and tiny tear in side of front cover. Year "1905" and initials in pen at top front. A few small spots. Time table and map showing route. "The only direct water service between St. John, N.B. Yarmouth Barrington Shelburne Lockeport Liverpool Lunenburg Halifax."


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    Canada Steamship Lines Great Lakes brochure Season 1946 by Canada Steamship Lines

    Canada Steamship Lines, May 1946. Pamphlet. Very good. Unpaginated 6-leaf flyer with vertical fold. 23 cm. One map and 18 b&w illustrations. Light wear along fold and to edges. Very light soiling inside. Cruising between Detroit, Sarnia, The Soo, Twin Cities and Duluth. Includes schedule of sailings for 1946 and rail and steamer connections from other cities.


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