Last of the steamboats the saga of the Wilson Line by Richard V. Elliott

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  • Steamboats -- History.,
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Bibliography: p. 193-196.

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Statement[by] Richard V. Elliott.
LC ClassificationsHE601.U6W534 1970
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 204 p.
Number of Pages204
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Open LibraryOL5700964M
ISBN 100870331493
LC Control Number70124312

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