Author Archives: RiverHistory
Today we highlight an 1800s engineer, bridge builder, and the visionary of today’s modern flood control system – Charles Ellet, Jr.
In this episode we highlight the first Euro-American to cross North America: Alexander Mackenzie. Enjoy and share with your friends and family!
This episode highlights the author of one of the great masterworks in chronicling the importance of river transportation and the steamboat era: Dr. Louis C. Hunter.
In this episode, we review the life of one of the great Missouri River steamboat captains, Captain Joseph LaBarge.
A canal to connect trade from the Great Lakes across New York to the Hudson River – that was the vision and accomplishment of New York governor DeWitt Clinton. Enjoy!
This episode of the National Rivers Hall of Fame podcast spotlights explorer Rene Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle. La Salle was one of North America’s foremost explorers whose travels expanded knowledge of the Ohio River, the Great Lakes, and … Continue reading
This week’s episode of the National Rivers Hall of Fame podcast highlights artist George Catlin. Enjoy! George Catlin was an adventurous and talented painter who ventured to the American West several times in the early 1800s. His paintings gave many … Continue reading
This week’s episode of the National Rivers Hall of Fame podcast highlights the life and career of the first woman to earn a Master’s license, Captain Mary Miller. Enjoy!
We’re out lecturing and entertaining aboard American Cruise Lines’ riverboat “Queen of the West” along the Columbia River. We had a beautiful Memorial Day service onboard today while watching the spectacular scenery. I was powerfully reminded of the incredible freedom … Continue reading
Today’s episode of the National Rivers Hall of Fame highlights the life and career of inventor John Fitch. Twenty years before Robert Fulton built his first successful steamboat, inventor John Fitch debuted the first vessel in the United States to … Continue reading