Steamship America: A North Shore Legend
Before high speed internet, telephones and even Highway 61, Minnesota's North Shore was connected by water--specifically a fleet of sailing vessels and steamers that hauled mail, fish, freight and passengers to communities up and down the remote coastline. The Steamer America was a star in the early 1900s, with her speed and relative luxury she became a vital lifeline and a friend to many. Her eventual sinking in 1928 was like losing a family member. WDSE's new historical documentary weaves oral histories, new & vintage photographs, newspaper accounts and dramatic images to capture life on the shore in the early days of the 20th Century--a time when the Steamer America became legend.
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Lesson Plans for Teachers
Steamship America Powerpoint Presentation - For use with all below lesson plans