Steam Power Books
Way's Packet Directory and other books on the subject of steampower and steamboats. Way's directory is the primary source for information about boats on the Mississippi River system.
Books by Shane K. Bernard, Ph.D.
Trouble in paradise: the stories of the boats that did not make it.
Boat Builders' Books
If you want to build a small steamboat for your personal enjoyment, buy these books to get started.
We recommend the writings of Mark Twain - the great American author. Read the autobiogarphy of Mark Twain. Find out what it was like for him when the calendar turned over to 1900.
These musicians are friends of Steamboats.com and we would like to share their music with you.
John Fahey learned the finger-style guitar techniques of blues masters such as Mississippi John Hurt and used them to pursue sonic tapestries of dazzling guitar virtuosity. Over the course of his long career, he's employed tape loops and samples to create wild sound collages, formed a revolutionary label or two, unintentionally jump-started the entire genre of New Age music, performed noisy art rock, and released a bestselling Christmas album. - Amazon.com review.
Portland, Oregon's own jazz musician Tom Grant. Visit Tom's website
Amazon reader review: Hartford hails from the 1960s in the traditon of the great American folk sounds. There is an unmistably American country sound which transcends cataloging: Woody Guthrie, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Pete Seeger ..... and John Hartford.
Jazz Books and Music
To us here at Steamboats.com, steamboats are synonymous with jazz. When we think of steamboats, we remember the Dixieland cruise we took on the Delta Queen in February 1996. Read about the musicians and the history of jazz - and buy your next Dixieland CD here.