People and steamboats: A bygone era remembered
Save for a few survivors, the steamboats of yore have long vanished. Gone are their captains and passengers, the sound of their whistles, and the fumes from their smokestacks. The ghosts of the past, however, linger on in old photographs to tell their stories.
S.S. City of Peterborough, an excursion steamer on the Otonabee River, Ontario, c. 1900
Courtesy of Musée McCord Stewart
Paddle steamboat Westward Ho bound from Bristol to Ilfracombe, 1900
Courtesy of The National Archives UK
Captain Henry D. DeGrove with his son, Henry Jr., standing in front of the pilot house of the May Garner — Jacksonville, Florida, 1910
Courtesy of the State Archives of Florida