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Merchants & Miners Transportation Co.

by Edward A. Mueller

MUELLER, Florida's first secretary of transportation and executive director of the Jacksonville Florida Maritime Museum provides a richly illustrated panorama of the ships, cargoes and lifestyles in the costal steamer trade aboard the Baltimore-Boston and Baltimore Jacksonville passenger runs.

ILLUSTRATED with 177 photographs, deck plans and advertisements, this is a special treat and a 'must read' for liner buffs of the classic era of steam.

194 Pages, Hardcover; ISBN: 1-930098-00-6

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Night Boat On The Potomac

by Harry Jones, Timothy Jones Edited by Edwin L. Dunbaugh & John H. Shaum, Jr.

HARRY JONES, considered the ultimate authority on Potomac River steamboats, will capture your attention and take you on a nostalgic overnight trip from Washington, D.C. to Old Point Comfort and Norfolk, Virginia on the Norfolk and Washington Steamboat Company line whose last vessel, District of Columbia, was America's last overnight steamboat.

JONES ALSO COVERS the dramatic World War II service of the company's steamers, Northland and Southland in this well written, lavishly illustrated history of a bygone day.

117 Pages, Hardcover; ISBN: 0-913423-08-430

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Hollywood To Honolulu: The Story Of The L.A. Steamship Company

by Gordon Ghareeb & Martin Cox

HOLLYWOOD TO HONOLULU provides fascinating reading about the Los Angeles Steamship Company. Known as LASSCO, the company operated cruise ships between Southern California and Hawaii in the early 1900's.

LEARN HOW for one shining decade, LASSCO reinvented the idea of the luxury ocean liner and set the standard for glamorous voyages to exotic destinations. "From Hollywood to Honolulu" is a "must" addition to your library.

264 Pages, ISBN: 9781889901442

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SS Independence/SS Constitution

By William H. Miller

IN HONOR of the 50th Anniversary of the Independence and Constitution, this book tells the story of these ocean liners (built in 1951) from their initial operation between New York and the Mediterranean to their operation in Hawaiian waters.

CONTAINING more than 120 illustrations, this book includes American Exports' postwar vessels, Four Aces and La Guardia

IMPORTANT reading for steam-era cruise ship enthusiasts

116 Pages, Soft Cover, ISBN 1-930098-31-6

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Great White Fleet: Celebrating Canada Steamship Lines Passenger Ships

By John Henry

This abundantly illustrated hardcover book traces the history of  the vast fleet of passenger steamers once operated on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River by Canada Steamship Lines.

The book, for which the author received the SSHSA’s C. Bradford Mitchell Award, covers this fleet from its inception in 1913 until its end in 1965. Today, when such beloved C.S.L. ships as the Cayuga, Kingston, Rapids Prince, and Tadoussac are but memories, Great White Fleet brings these boats back to life.

Dundurn Press. 131 pages, illustrated. Hardcover.

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Development of Steam Navigation on Long Island Sound

By J. Howard Gardner

SSHSA has reprinted this 40-page article from The Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.  The article offers an excellent capsule history of the overnight steamers of Long Island Sound.

Soft cover, 40 pages, 40 illustrations.

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The Savannah Line: The Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah

By Edward A. Mueller

When it was chartered in 1872 to carry passengers and freight between Savannah and New York, the Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah was the only coastwise steamship company with headquarters in the South. Over the course of its 70 year existence, the Savannah Line owned 18 passenger and freight steamers that were among the best on the east coast.  The Savannah Line tells the story of this famous line, from its first tentative steps in the years following the Civil War to its demise after World War II.

Softcover, 236 pages, 237 photos and illustrations.

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Under Crown & Anchor: RCCL, the First 25 Years*

 

By John Maxtone-Graham and Bard Kolltveit

A company history of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, one of today's cruise giants.  Both the people and the sea are covered.  The company has nearly always built new ships, starting with Song of Norway.  In 1998, Sovereign of the Seas began the era of huge vessels.  Includes a number of beautiful photos, many in a large format.

Hardcover, 256 pages, 261 photos.

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RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 of 1969*

By William H. Miller and Luis Miguel Correia

A chronological history of the QE2 of 1969, with facts, figures, and color photographs of the legendary liner.

Softcover, 100 pages, 152 photos.

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Steamboats for Rondout*

By Donald C. Ringwald

The Hudson River village of Rondout developed as a result of the marketing of coal via the D&H Canal and the steamboat lines that connected the village with New York.  This book explores tales of the river and details operational schedules, measurements, and engine data for all passenger steamboats known to have been employed on the Rondout-New York route from 1829 to 1863.

Hardcover, 145 pages, 11 illustrations.

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When Steamboats Reigned in Florida

By Bob Bass

Bob Bass explores the impact of Florida's steamboats along with the stories of those who ran or established steamboat routes along most of the major rivers in Florida - the Kissimmee, St. Johns, Ocklawaha, Suwannee, Apalachicola, and Caloosahatchee - as well as Lake Okeechobee and Ft. Myers.  Through past historical accounts and his own family's personal experiences, Bass sheds new light on Florida's steamboat saga.

Hardcover, 176 pages, 1st Edition.

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Paddle-Wheel Inboard

By C. Bradford Mitchell

This reprint is an account of Central Florida steamboating that first appeared in The American Neptune in 1947.  A foreword adds new information discovered since then.  It is the story of the Hart Line and navigation on the Ocklawaha River and connecting waterways before teh Civil War to 1920.

Softcover, 66 pages, 35 illustrations.

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Photographic Portraits of American Ocean Steamboats

This photo book features 70 rare portraits of American ocean and coastal steamships assembled by late Professor Cedric Ridgely-Nevitt.  The ships pictured and described represent a sampling of the mid-19th century deep-sea fleet of the United States.  Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Steamship Historical Society of America.

Hardcover, 126 pages, 70 photos.

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Grandeur of the Seas

by John Maxtone-Graham

This inaugural book contains statistics, line history, interior renderings, building photos and ads. 

Approx. 170 pages, Hardcover. 

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Celebrity Cruise Line: Century

by John Maxtone-Graham

This inaugural book contains statistics, line history, interior renderings, building photos and ads. 

Approx. 170 pages, Hardcover.

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Legend of the Seas

by John Maxtone-Graham

This inaugural book contains statistics, line history, interior renderings, building photos and ads. 

Approx. 170 pages, Hardcover.

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Costa Victoria

by William H. Miller

This inaugural book contains statistics, line history, interior renderings, building photos and ads. 

Approx. 170 pages, Hardcover.

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Splendour of the Seas

by John Maxtone-Graham

This inaugural book contains statistics, line history, interior renderings, building photos and ads. 

Approx. 170 pages, Hardcover.

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Steamboats on the Muskingum

by Jay Mack Gamble

Although the Muskingum is a short river, its waters carried several hundred steamboats to all parts of the Western Rivers system.  This book preserves their histories, and contains an all-time boat list, maps of the river, and a comprehensive indes.

300 pages, 160 illustrations, Hardcover, reprinted 2004. 

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