Around Manhattan Island and Other Maritime Tales of New York

Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 1997-03-01
Publisher(s): Fordham Univ Pr
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The port of New York, Manhattan Harbor, is always bustling; any resident of or visitor to New York is quick to recognize the integral part the port plays in the life of the city, but the vessels that keep it alive are rarely focused on. In these six stories, Brian Cudahy provides us with a unique and wonderful tour of the port of New York through the 20th century. From the Iron Steamboat Company to the Norwiegan Cruise lines, Around Manhattan Island is a treasure for all with an interest in maritime history, and for all who love New York.

Author Biography

BRIAN J. CUDAHY's books include Around Manhattan Island: And Other Maritime Tales ofNew York and A Century of Subways: Celebrating 100 Years of New York's Underground Railways (both Fordham). He lives in Bluffton, SC.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
1. Around Manhattan Island: Circle Line's First Fifty Years
2. When the SS United States Won the North Atlantic Blue Riband
3. FDNY Fireboats
4. Down the Bay to Coney Island: The Iron Steamboat Company
5. Another Disaster at Hell Gate: The Loss of the Steamboat Observation
6. From Ambrose Light to Five Fathom Hole: New York to Bermuda by Sea
Appendices 225(32)
Indices 257

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