Disaster on the Potomac: The Last Run of the Steamboat Wawaset by Alvin F. Oickle

Disaster on the Potomac: The Last Run of the Steamboat Wawaset

byAlvin F. Oickle

Kobo ebook | February 13, 2012

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For passengers of the steamboat Wawaset, August 8, 1873, began with a pleasant cruise from Washington, D.C., down the Potomac River. As the Wawaset came into sight of a small Virginia landing, fire broke out below decks, and frantic passengers leapt from the flames only to be pulled down by the swift waters. Author Alvin F. Oickle puts a human face to the tragedy as he profiles some of the seventy-five who perished, among them young mother Alethea Gray and six members of the Reed family. With a fast-paced style and firsthand accounts, Oickle masterfully narrates the last run of the Wawaset against the backdrop of a tense post–Civil War society.
Title:Disaster on the Potomac: The Last Run of the Steamboat WawasetFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 13, 2012Publisher:The History PressLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990050657785

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