In an annual ritual, Naval Academy plebes must work together to climb a greased obelisk that honors the captain of the SS Central America.
A determined collector brings a steamboat to her museum of Americana—by rail.
She lived only six years, but it was a history-packed career
The 1,200-Mile Race Between the Natchez and the Robert E. Lee
Her life preservers weighted with scrap-iron, her lifeboats mere decoration, the excursion steamer General Slocum left New York’s Third Street pier at 9:30 on the morning of June 15,1904, with thirteen-hundred picknickers bound for a Long Island beach. Less than an hour later, she was afire.
A Portfolio of Paintings
Self-taught, the Bard brothers specialized in the painting of gleaming, accurate little steamboats