Pott Library Books

This collection contains the digitized books of the Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library.
Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library


The Ohio River
Charts, drawings, and description of features affecting navigation. War department rules and regulations for the river and its tributaries. Navigable depths and tables of distances for tributaries / compiled under direction of the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, and the District Engineer, Cincinnati, Ohio, by R. R. Jones, chief assistant engineer, United States Engineer Office, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Stranger's Guide to St. Louis
WHAT TO SEE AND HOW TO SEE IT, IN AND AROUND THE CITY, COMPRISING NOTICES OF EVERY OBJECT OF INTEREST TO STRANGERS INCLUDING public buildings, churches, hotels, public halls, places of amusement and recreation, parks, gardens, libraries, reading rooms, literary institutions, etc., etc., WITH CITY MAP AND ILLUSTRATIONS.
Captain Jolly on the Picturesque St. Croix
This narrative and history of the St. Croix River Valley is told from the viewpoint of a "Captain Jolly" and covers many subjects, including Taylor's Falls, the steamer MAGIC, Fox Indians, battles of the St. Croix region, Osceola, steamboats on the St. Croix, mills, the first wedding in Minnesota, Stillwater MN, the Sioux and Chippewa, Hudson WI, Willow River Falls, railroads, River Falls WI. Book contains illustrations and ads in the back matter. Date coverage ranges from 1680-1880.
Panama Canal
Descriptive and statistical handbook to the Panama Canal. With illustrations and map., [compiled by the Secretary of the Isthmian Canal Commission].
Pomarede's Original Panorama of the Mississippi River
1849 description of Leon Pomarede's Mississippi Panorama. Mississippi panoramas were a phenomenon of the mid to late 1840s where artists would travel the length of the river taking sketches and compile their efforts into a single rolling canvas which would be displayed on a stage behind them as they presented scenes from their journeys. Pomarede's panorama was considered of higher quality as it was based off original detailed oil paintings rather than quick sketches.
Views of the Great Kansas City Flood
Photographic views of the Kansas City flood of 1903.
Addreess of Wm. Baxter Before the American Institute (Polytechnic Department) April 16. 1874.
Presentation of a paper by Mr. Baxter regarding the use of steam on United States canals.
Letter from the Secretary of War,
Letter from the Secretary of War, Transmitting to the House of Representatives the Report of the Board of Engineers on Security of the Navigation of the Mississippi River., Other titles:
Navigation of the Mississippi River.
Pamphlets on the Mississippi River.
D & C Day and Night Trips Detroit & Cleveland
Promotional pamphlet describing the schedules of the Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Company steamers around the Great Lakes region for the 1903 travel season. Includes the following lines: Detroit and Cleveland (Steamers City of Detroit and City of Cleveland); Cleveland - Toledo Line (Steamers State of New York and State of Ohio); Lake Huron Division (Steamers City of Alpena and City of Mackinac); Detroit & Buffalo Steamboat Co. (Steamers Eastern States and Western States). Includes routes to and from Detroit, Cleveland, St. Clair, Toledo, Mackinac, Port Huron, Harbor Beach, Oscoda, Alpena, Cheboygan, St. Ignace, Buffalo, Put-in-Bay and Grand Rapids. Fine illustrations, descriptions and plans of boats, as well as tourist descriptions of places along the routes are within the catalog.
Missouri River. Table of Distances From its Mouth to Three Forks, Mont., in Four Sections, Viz
Distances are given in miles and tenths. The letters R and L indicate the right or left bank, respectively, going down stream.
Columbus, Ohio Flood Views 1913
28 views on 14 fold-out pages of views of the 1913 Columbus, Ohio flood. Photographs were taken in Columbus, Ohio. This was a souvenir booklet, most likely meant to be mailed.
Louisiana - Inhabitants of - Levees - Mississippi. Petition Relative to Levees on the Mississippi.
A request from the citizens of Louisiana to the United States Congress for the government to build six-foot levees along the Mississippi River in the state of Louisiana and the Arkansas Territory. At head of title: 24th Congress, 1st session Doc. no. 265 Ho. of Reps.
Lecture Delivered by Henry F. Knapp, C.E., Before the Polytechnic Branch of the American Institute (Cooper Institute)
Other title: River Surfaces, Do Jetties raise the Bed as well as the Surface? Ergo, will every River in the Mississippi Valley finally overflow? Is a River Bar as vitally necessary as a River Bank? Natural Drainage of the Valley impeded by Channel Contractrnents, and its malarious conditions thereby intensified.
Chipola Canal Company--Act Council, Florida.
Copy of act of incorporation for the Chipola Canal Company. House document (United States. Congress. House); 20th Congress, 1st session, no. 166.
The Merchants' bridge : an appeal to the citizens and business men of St. Louis
Merchants bridge : it should be constructed as fast as men and money can build it : an appeal by the North St. Louis Citizens Assoction ..., Other Titles: Merchants bridge : it should be constructed as fast as men and money can build it : an appeal by the North St. Louis Citizens Association ...


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