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10:00 am

ALL Course: 150 Years of Steamboating on the Chesapeake Bay

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The steamboat era on the Chesapeake Bay was a colorful one that lasted from 1813 to 1962. This course will open with the origin of steamboats on the Bay and will provide an overview of the different types of steamers and their reason for being — passenger and freight steamers traveling to rural areas along Bay rivers, express night boats running the length of the Bay, and excursion steamers that took visitors to the many resorts that once dotted the Bay's shoreline. One class will be devoted to the remarkable story of Bay steamers that went to war overseas in World War II.

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