Splendor Sailed the Sound

Splendor Sailed the Sound by George H. Foster, Peter C. Weiglin

ISBN10: 9990194300
ISBN13: 978-9990194302
Author: George H. Foster, Peter C. Weiglin
Title: Splendor Sailed the Sound
Publisher: Potentials Group (November 1989)
Language: -
Size ePub: 1737 kb
Size PDF: 1742 kb
Rating: 4.5/5
Votes: 470
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Subcategory: Contemporary

Splendor Sailed the Sound by George H. Foster, Peter C. Weiglin



The exciting story of steamboating on Long Island Sound in the days when that 120-mile waterway was the primary transportation artery between New York and New England. it is a story that reaches back before Robert Fulton, since he did not invent the steamboat. Traces the development of the steamboat and rail routes to New England and the bizarre story of their acquisition and monopolistic control by the New York New Haven and Hartford Railroad. Cast of characters tincludes Cornelius Vanderbilt, J. P. Morgan, George Peirce, Jim Fisk, Phineas T. Barnum and a group of the most intrepid and skilled mariners ever to leave the shore. For the New Englander, the New Yorker, the railroad or maritime historian, or anybody who wonders how it was to travel in a truly first class manner before progress brough us jet airliners and automobile congestion, Splendor Sailed the Sound is the book to read.

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