Down to the Shore: By Steamboat from Norwich to Block Island and Back

A memoir by Gerard E. Jensen (1884-1970) of his boyhood trips at the turn of the 19th century aboard scheduled steamboats connecting Norwich, Connecticut, and Block Island, Rhode Island, with stops at Montville, New London, Stonington, and Watch Hill.  Originally published in the Fall, 1967, issue of Steamboat Bill, the Journal of the Steamship Historical Society of America.  Reprinted with permission.

Illustrated with images from the original article and vintage postcards from the collection of the Frank L. McGuire Maritime Library.  Edited by Brian Rogers, Librarian.

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Steamship Historical Society of America