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Paddle steamers on the Mississippi are one of the icons of 19th century America, and are still a major tourist attraction today. But the use of these charismatic ships extended far beyond that mighty river, and as early as 1838, they succeeded in crossing the Atlantic.
Superceded by faster screw propelled fleets, they continued to be put to good purpose, both a coastal and river cruisers, as well as ferries. This unique program chronicles the history of one of these steamers, used as a ferry on the Humber river, compiled from film, photographs and slides, providing a charming personal perspective.