This web site provides a unique look at steam boating, the hobby that combines boating with nautical steam propulsion from the 1880's.
There may be somewhere around 200 to 400 operating steam launches in the U.S. These are concentrated in the Northeast and the West Coast. The UK has an active association and many members.
Steamboating is a wonderful way to travel slowly upon lakes, rivers and near coastal waters. You can play with fire and toot your own whistle!
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