The port of New York, Manhattan Harbor, is always bustling; any resident of or visitor to New York is quick to recognize the integral part the port plays in the life of the city, but the vessels that keep it alive are rarely focused on. In these six stories, Brian Cudahy provides us with a unique and wonderful tour of the port of New York through the 20th century. From the Iron Steamboat Company to the Norwiegan Cruise lines, Around Manhattan Island is a treasure for all with an interest in maritime history, and for all who love New York.
“Around Manhattan Island examines fireboat rescues, Manhattan’s tour boat industry, and epic cruise ship departures. . . . Cudahy brings his local knowledge to each story and offers first-hand accounts of New York Harbor’s most historic moments.”
For those residents, or persons with an interest in the port of New York, this readable book will be a good choice.