Blow For the Landing Hundred Years of Steam Navigation on the Waters of the West
Blow For the Landing Hundred Years of Steam Navigation on the Waters of the West
Blow For the Landing Hundred Years of Steam Navigation on the Waters of the West
Blow For the Landing Hundred Years of Steam Navigation on the Waters of the West
Blow For the Landing Hundred Years of Steam Navigation on the Waters of the West
Blow For the Landing Hundred Years of Steam Navigation on the Waters of the West
Blow For the Landing Hundred Years of Steam Navigation on the Waters of the West
Blow For the Landing Hundred Years of Steam Navigation on the Waters of the West
Blow For the Landing Hundred Years of Steam Navigation on the Waters of the West

Blow For the Landing Hundred Years of Steam Navigation on the Waters of the West

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Blow For the Landing Hundred Years of Steam Navigation on the Waters of the West
 
Blow For the Landing Hundred Years of Steam Navigation on the Waters of the West
By Fritz Timmen
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket
Copyright 1973
235 pages
All aboard for a trip back to the glory days of steamboating. This book is packed with history, photographs, and tales highlighting the personalities of various ships and the men who ran them. Colorful paddle-wheelers that carried goods and passengers to help develop the pioneer American West are pictured and described along with humorous and wonderful tales of adventures. From ornate, luxurious crafts to hardy towboats, these steamboats had an inescapable aura of romance. Every reader who has ever felt a thrill at the sight of a gallant steamer making its way through powerful currents of a great river will find Blow for the Landing a nostalgic experience.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
WITH APPRECIATION vii
TABLE OF CONTENTS ix
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS  xi
BLOW FOR THE LANDING 1
VIGNETTES:
THE COLUMBIA RIVER STERN-WHEELER - A TYPE 56
INCIDENT AT THE MADISON STREET BRIDGE 59
"JENNIE CLARK," TREND SETTER 61
NOT ALWAYS PRETTY, BUT THEY RAN  64
OPEN RIVER  66
AMONG THOSE MISSING  69
TROUBLE ON THE MIDDLE RIVER  72
FIRE IN THE NIGHT 74
TRAGIC END OF THE "DAISY AINSWORTH"  177
CASE OF THE VANISHING STEAMBOAT  '82
COWLITZ RIVER REMINISCENCES 84
INGENUITY ON THE UPPER COLUMBIA 87
WHERE ROLLS THE TUALATIN 89
A TALE OF TWO LAKES '94
QUEEN OF THE COEUR D'ALENE  97
PERILOUS PASSAGES 100
CAPTAIN WINSLOW'S FABULOUS FLYING MACHINE 103
To THE HEAD OF NAVIGATION105
BELIEVE IT OR NOT 109
THE LARGEST THINGS AFLOAT111
A BAD DAY FOR THE "LEWISTON"  114
WORK HORSES OF THE COLUMBIA117
IT WAS ALL IN THE FAMILY 119
"JOHN DAY," LANDLOCKED QUEEN121
HOW TO CORNER THE MARKET 124
JINX OF THE "OCKLAHAMA''  127
FASTEST PASSAGE  131
THE UNBEATABLE "TELEPHONE" 133
"I CHRISTEN THEE. .  138
CAPTAIN LEN WHITE, NUMBER ONE RIVERMAN141
ADVENTURES ON THE SNAKE RIVER 143

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