Come Hell or High Water

By: Michael Gillespie

In Come Hell or High Water, historian Michael Gillespie invites the reader to experience the challenge that was steam boating in the 1800’s—as recorded firsthand by passenger, crew member and journalists. For a brief moment in American history it was possible to board a steamboat, and travel anywhere within a 16,000-mile river system. That included the incomparable Mississippi, the scenic Ohio, the muddy Missouri – and a score of lesser tributaries. The Western River steamboats were built to run in shallow and narrow confines of the rivers. Propelled by paddlewheels and carried freight and passenger by the score.

Soft Bound: 6 x 9, 295 Pages
25 pictures & Maps


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