Hardcover with dust jacket, 384 pages, B&W photographs and illustrations, timetable and advertising reproductions, fleet list and ship floorplans, index, bibliography.
What the Twentieth Century Limited was to railroading, the Fall River Line was to inland water transport; Priscilla, Commonwealth, Plymouth and other vessels provided a level of service and accommodation on the journey between New York and Boston that made then world famous. The complete story stretches from Pier 14 North River and the Poughkeepsie Bridge on the west, to Commonwealth Pier Boston and Siasconset on Nantucket Island to the East.
Introduction, pp. 8-19,
In the Beginning, There was New Haven, pp. 20-37,
Bridgeport and the Industrial Valleys, 38-47,
Hartford and the Connecticut River, pp. 48-63,
Norwich and New London, pp. 64-89,
Providence & Stonington, pp. 90-109,
The Fall River Line, pp. 110-155,
New Bedford and the Islands (Nantucket/Martha's Vineyard), pp. 156-183,
The Consolidated (New Haven Railroad), pp. 184-213,
Let There be Sounds of Joy, pp. 214-231,
Mr. Mellen Takes Over, pp. 232-247,
High Water Mark, pp. 248-275,
Splendor Afloat, pp. 276-303,
The Era Ends, pp. 304-335,
Tugs and Transfers, pp. 336-355,
Appendix A: The Fleet List, pp. 356-370,
Appendix B: Property List, pp. 371-373,
Appendix C: Glossary, pp. 374-377,
Bibliography, pg. 378,
Index, pp. 379-384.