History of steam navigation between New York & Providence
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Published by Wm. Turner & Co., Printers in New York .
Written in English


  • Steam-navigation -- United States.,
  • Steamboat lines -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Microfiche. Chicago : Library Resources,inc., 1970. 1 microfiche ; 8 x 13 cm. (Library of American civilization ; LAC 40039)

StatementCompiled by Chas. H. Dow under the direction of D.S. Babcock, esq., president of the Providence & Stonington Steamship Co.
SeriesLibrary of American civilization -- LAC 40039.
ContributionsBabcock, David S.
The Physical Object
Pagination29 p.
Number of Pages29
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17575826M

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