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River Finds A Master, The

River Finds A Master, The

Broadcast: March 17, 1953
Added: Feb 07 2022

The year was 1814, and it was a time when on our western rivers, the steam boat was a new and unperfected invention, as was having the power to go upstream against the current. Henry Shreve was the captain of a steamboat, and through his experiences on the river, he created an invention that made river navigation safe for steamboats.