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Life on a Canal Boat: The Journals of Theodore D. Bartley (1861
An intimate portrait of the life of a canal boat family crisscrossing America. Captain Bartley witnessed history in the making: the Civil War, ironclads, famous sailing ships in New York harbor, Central Park, the theaters of New York City, the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, the first electric lights and telephones, the Statue of Liberty, the Centennial Exhibition of 1876 in Philadelphia, the Blizzard of ’88, and the grand Centennial Celebration of Washington’s Inauguration in New York City in 1889.
320 pp. 2004 P originally $22.50