American steamships on the Atlantic
This volume recounts the development of the American steamship. The period surveyed stretches from the days of Robert Fulton to the early 1870s. Also presented are the histories of some steamship lines and liners that crossed the North and South Atlantic. The author also traces the evolution of steamships starting with steamboats and ending with the Atlantic liner.
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