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Old Fall River Line, The

Old Fall River Line, The

Broadcast: September 23, 1946
Added: Sep 07 2017

For ninety years, the Fall River Line sent its steamers down Narragansett Bay, around Point Judith, and through the waters of Long Island Sound. Presidents and farmers, businessmen and adventurers, brides and grooms, they all took the Fall River Line to Boston, New York, Newport, or Fall River. Our story opens as the Priscilla nears New York. In the captain's cabin, a grey haired man gathers his belongings, as it is his last trip on the steamer he had commanded for ten years. The man's name is Dan Hamilton, who started as a deckhand and rose through the years to the rank of Captain on the steamship line that grew with America...