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Museum publishes new book on steamboats

Steam-Driven: How Steamboats Shaped the Future of Virginia’s Northern Neck will be available at the Holiday Marketplace from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. November 29-30 and December 7, 14 and 21 at the Steamboat Era Museum in Irvington. The book also will be available at steamboateramuseum.org beginning November 29. The cost is $34.99.

The Steamboat Era Museum recently announced the publication of a new book, Steam-Driven: How Steamboats Shaped the Future of Virginia’s Northern Neck.

The heavily illustrated coffee-table book covers the Steamboat Era, the story of the steamer Potomac and the history and restoration of the Potomac Pilothouse, reported executive director Barbara Brecher. The 88-page hard-covered book is filled with photographs, newspaper articles and personal recollections of…

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