In this opening part of a multi-part podcast series, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable explores the history of steamboats in the Finger Lakes. Steamboats became a vital part of transportation on Cayuga Lakes for both passengers and cargo from the 1830s until the 1920s. Those approximate 90 years can rightfully be called the Steamboat Era. Lake boats ran on regular schedules zigzagging across the lake. Learn about this important time on this edition of Our Finger Lakes History.
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