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By Charles Edward Russell

ISBN-10: 0816639426

ISBN-13: 9780816639427

ISBN-10: 0816693633

ISBN-13: 9780816693634

Through the 19th century, pine logs have been lashed jointly to shape simply floatable rafts that traveled from Minnesota and Wisconsin down the Mississippi River to construct the farms and cities of the almost treeless reduce Midwest. those large log rafts have been suggested down the river through steamboat pilots whose ability and intimate wisdom of the river's many risks have been mythical. Charles Edward Russell, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, chronicles the heritage and river lore of seventy years of lumber rafting. "Russell bargains with these a long time in which the lumber enterprise and the rafting of lumber grew and reached huge, immense proportions. yet his tale covers additionally the luxurious part of the river steamboat. Russell writes with a full of life pen, and he has made a colourful and unique account." manhattan instances booklet evaluate "Not a lifeless web page within the e-book. Russell writes frontier heritage accurately written." long island usher in Tribune Charles Edward Russell (1860-1941) grew up at the beaches of the Mississippi River through the days of lumber rafting. top often called a journalist through the muckraking period for his expos?s at the red meat and tobacco trusts, Russell was once additionally a cofounder of the nationwide organization for the development of coloured humans (NAACP) in 1909. Fesler-Lampert Minnesota history sequence

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Lively chances of being blown up, wrecked, or sunk must have alleviated any tendency to a tired feeling. Steam navigation was new; steam itself was a young giant of unguessed ways and testy temper. Let a passenger have nerves and an aversion to violent and sudden death, and the habit the western steamboats had of exploding their boilers must have alone added a vivid interest to every voyage. The early history of steamboating is grisly with such disasters. Captain J. W. Darragh, an upper river pilot of distinction and studious ways, having a singular fancy for statistics, kept for fifty years a record of all accidents on the inland water highways.

This 22 Here Conies the S t e a m b o a t seems incredible now, because you would not think that anything heavier than a dead oak leaf could navigate the Maquoketa, but it is a fact of record, nevertheless. In 1862 a steamer called the Enterprise was running there tri-weekly, and Captain Merritt found an entry of one called the Maquoketa Bette that seems to have been built for service on that pretty but immature streamlet. Iowa City was the first capital of Iowa, and pioneering citizens used to reach it by steamboat on the Iowa River.

The hull was only a platform on which to place machinery and freight. Seldom was anything carried in it; everything was carried upon it. Necessarily the upper works, cabin, and structure for state-rooms and the like must be of the flimsiest construction. And yet with all these limitations, many a Mississippi River steamer was beautifully designed, beautifully built, and adorned into a floating palace. Often the skill and sometimes the good taste of the builders went beyond praise. Lordly creations of their art, traversing the main streams, might be of a truly impressive grandeur, but for the small tributaries ingenuity was most taxed to provide something that would carry engine, freight, and passengers and still get over the sand-bars.

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