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“Night Boat to New York: Steamboats on the Connecticut 1815-1931” author presentation with Eric Hesselberg

July 7 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

Erik Hesselberg will be appearing at the Lyme Public Library to make a presentation about his new book Night Boat to New York: Steamboats on the Connecticut, 1815-1931.

The steamboats that plied the waters of Connecticut River from 1815-1931 not only brought people and goods to the areas that they serviced but also helped establish a seashore “spa culture” and a social phenomenon noted by such famous writers as Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.  Join us for a fascinating discussion about culture, commerce and the history of the beautiful Connecticut River

Erik Hesselberg has been writing about the Connecticut River for over 20 years. His deep devotion to environmental protection combined with his keen interest in cultural history makes him a fascinating lecturer on the river’s place in the American experience.


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