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Shipman Presentation - Paul W. Schopp

The Upper Delaware River, extending from Market Street, Philadelphia, to the head of navigation at Trenton, once hosted a lively steamboat trade beginning with John Fitch’s experimental boats. Paul Schopp’s presentation will briefly cover the history of steamboats on this section of the river and then take viewers on an imaginary excursion up the Delaware from Philadelphia using rare postcard images and artwork, advertising, and period photographs. Viewers will learn about some of the ferry services offered to the traveling public as well as examine steam traffic on tributaries like the Pennsauken and Rancocas creeks. Riverfront amusement parks will be included in the presentation as well as some of the freight wharves and piers. Viewers will meet some of the masters who skippered the steamers. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the end of steamboat service and what happened to the last few boats.
When:
Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Where:
Red Dragon Canoe Club - Shipman Mansion
221 Edgewater Ave
Edgewater Park, NJ  08075

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Norma Carter
Category:
Lecture
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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