Steamboat Stories by Jerry Canavit
Fast Boats on the Mississippi
The Fast Boats - Part 2
The First Steamboat Race
The Great Lake Erie Steamboat Race
The Great Upper-Mississippi Steamboat Race
Steamboat Racing and Boiler Explosions
Explosion of the Steamer Mont Blanc
The Sultana Disaster
A Terrible Explosion in Iowa.
Duck Eats Yeast, Explodes, and Puts Man's Eye Out.
Austin Once Had The Best Dam Steamboat In Texas
The Last of the Breed:
A Brief History of the steamer Lone Star; the longest continually operating wooden-hull steam vessel on the Mississippi River System.
The Fabulous Telephone
The Stiletto and the Mary Powell
The Magnificent T.J. Potter
The Dog & Broom
Captain Uriah Bronzer Scott
Who Was HenryMiller Shreve?
Hell Roarin' Jack
Confessions of a Steamboat Addict
Confessions Part One: The James P. Pearson
Confessions Part Two: The Steamer Avalon
ConfessionsPart Three: The W.J. Quinlan
The Avalon, seen above, is one of the boats in Jerry's "Confessions of a Steamboat Addict." More photos from the Avalon in "Avalon Memories," above.
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