In American History and Voyaging on Today's River Along with the Allegheny, Monongahela, Kanawha, Muskingum, Kentucky, Green, and Wabash Rivers
by Capt. Rick Rhodes
Over 300 years of river history are woven into this book, including the French and Indian War, the American Revolution in the West, expansion into the Northwest Territories, Lewis and Clark on the Ohio River, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, the Steamboat Era, the evolution of the current lock and dam system, the twentieth and twenty-first century river industries, as well as the colorful local histories of 200 river towns. This book also contains 27 river locality sketches and 85 photographs. Appendices list more than 60 river festivals, 59 locks and dams, hundreds of marinas and restaurants, scores of free docks, plus much more. Aspects of safely boating on the rivers, how to prudently negotiate through locks and dams, and appreciating the commercial towboat operators are also discussed.