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All this took place in the 20th century, but an early Alaska lawyer traveled as Lincoln did in the 1850s: by steamboat, railroad, horse, canoe, and on foot.
Tom Sawyer, America’s most famous boy, had a Missouri childhood with the Mississippi, caves, steamboats.
As railroads replaced river traffic, steamboats became a rarity at the landing, aside from the Island Queen carrying folks to Coney Island or the Delta Queen on a river cruise.
The park has a boardwalk with observation platforms along the 1,050-foot run, which once had a steamboat landing.
Benjamin Montgomery, who was born into slavery in 1819, invented a steamboat propeller designed for shallow waters in the 1850s.
His great aunts and uncles included a steamboat captain, a doctor, a druggist and a sister who cared for the parents.
By the 1820s, Cincinnati was a bustling river port city, welcoming thousands of steamboats a year.
On this day in 1865, a steamboat carrying 2,300 recently released Union POWs, crew and civilians sank after several of its steam boilers exploded.
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