How Three Rivers (Connecticut, Hudson, and Delaware) Revolutionized Transportation, Travel and Trade in America

How Three Rivers (Connecticut, Hudson, and Delaware) Revolutionized Transportation, Travel and Trade in America

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How Three Rivers (Connecticut, Hudson, and Delaware) Revolutionized Transportation, Travel and Trade in America. John Bernardo

The Connecticut, Hudson and Delaware Rivers have played, and continue to play, a significant role in America’s trade and transportation system, which enhance local economies and the national economy. This history discusses shipyards, vessels, shipbuilding and trade towns of the Connecticut, Hudson and Delaware Rivers, how these waterways impact trade, and the significance to our nation’s waterborne transportation industry.


Chapters include: History of Connecticut River Boats with U.S. Waterborne Transportation, Travel and Trade; History of Connecticut River’s Shipbuilding/Trade Towns; History of Hudson River Boats with U.S. Waterborne Transportation, Travel and Trade; History of Hudson River’s Shipbuilding/Trade Towns; History of Delaware River Boats with U.S. Waterborne Transportation, Travel and Trade; History of Delaware River’s Shipbuilding/Trade Towns; Canals That Improved Navigation for Vessels Transporting Commerce and Passengers on Connecticut, Hudson, and Delaware Rivers; Today’s Boats Navigating the Connecticut, Hudson, and Delaware Rivers; and Author’s Summary. This work is enhanced by a variety of photos of shipyards, ships that currently navigate these rivers, and historic vessels that previously navigated these rivers.

101-R5874 ISBN: 9780788458743