This site has been created to help you find out more about the steamboats that served the Chesapeake Bay and the people that lived during that period. Click on one of the topics to find out more about the Steamboat Era.



A Short History of Steamboats on The Chesapeake Bay

power point presentation

 Another World

power point presentation 

 Steamboat To The Rescue  Working Steamers

  Music Video


Country Store Stories


Steamboat Era Tales of Adventure & Mischief



Steamboat Romance


Navigating The Potomac



  Steamboat Stories

with link to edcational materials


  Steamboat Service on the Rappahannock River

 Steamboat Wharf Stories    Steamboat Memorabilia


 All About Steamboats


 Steamboat Wharfs on the Rappahannock


  The Bay At War


  Steamboat Era Museum Oral History Archives Center


 Storm of 33

 Getting to the Northern Neck by Car 1922


Old Bay Line Coffee Cup

 Wharton Grove -revival camp

Calling all Chesapeake Bay steamboat enthusiasts....Do you have any photos or film footage of steamboats that traveled the Bay before the 1950s? If so would you like to share them with others on this site? If you have either photos or film footage please email us and we can dicsuss further how your photo(s) or film footage would be used.


Guidelines for doing video based oral history recordings.








Multimedia & Video-Based Oral History and Documentary Services & Consultation


Learn more about the historic town of Irvington Virginia

See what is going on in the Northern neck

Steamboat News

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Other Steamboat Resources and Links




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