Links worked! Fascinating details. The SIZE of some of these
astonishes me. Thanks for the information.
I have to admit, in spite of our modern communication, I didn't even know
the facts about our current presidents, so I think it is possiblenot
everybody knew everything about Lincoln. Mark Twain probably would,
however, given his association with the printed word.
On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 6:46 AM, Sharon McCoy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Reagan was a football announcer? That one passed me by.
> One thing that needs to be kept in mind, though is that flatboats and
> were different things. Now that I've read the biographical sketches, it
> s clear that Lincoln's trips were on flatboats, or what Huck calls
> scows," (Chs. 16 and 19), while Huck and Jim clearly have a piece of
> A website called "The Steamboat Times" does a good job, so far as I
> and the history of river traffic, of explaining the difference, using
> es and drawings from the era for each, along with photographs (some of
> h are pretty harrowing!) -- including the stories of Lincoln's trips. The
> entry on flatboats actually cites Huck's reference to a "trading scow" in
> ife on the Mississippi (Ch. 3). I'd forgotten it was included there. =20
> Anyway, here are two links that are short enough (I hope) to avoid the
> l signs that I know will plague the rest of this post.
> http://steamboattimes.com/rafts.html =20
> Fascinating stuff.