Old Times on the Upper Mississippi: Recollections of a Steamboat Pilot from 1854-1863

Synopsis

"George Byron Merrick chronicles the panorama of his steamboat experiences in the mid-1800s on the mighty Mississippi, where he started as a cabin boy and worked up to cub pilot. Originally published in 1909, these lively stories about gamblers, shipwrecks, and steamboat races feature rich descriptions of river life and steamboat operations." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved