Carmer, Carl.The Susquehanna. New York: Rinehart, 1955.
Annotation / Notes: One of the prestigious "Rivers of America" series, and for Marylanders a book-end volume to Frederick Gutheim's The Potomac. This is popular history at its best: powerfully-written, anecdotal--and what anecdotes! The story of Thomas Cresap is alone worth checking the book out of the library. Covers the downriver ark traffic and the attempts of steamboats to conquer the rocky and unruly Susquehanna.
Latrobe, John H. B.A Lost Chapter in the History of the Steamboat. Fund Publication No. 5. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1871.
Annotation / Notes: Benjamin H. Latrobe's and Nicholas J. Roosevelt's less than successful partnership with Robert Fulton and Robert R. Livingstone to build steamboats in Pittsburgh is the subject of this account by one of Latrobe's sons. The builders' intent was to monopolize the steamboat trade of the western rivers; their initial effort was the New Orleans.
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