Bird's eye view of Boston Harbor and south shore to Provincetown showing steamboat routes
- Bird's eye view of Boston Harbor and south shore to Provincetown showing steamboat routes
Encompassing 34 islands and peninsulas, the Boston Harbor Islands comprise the largest recreational open space in eastern Massachusetts, and are all within 10 miles of downtown Boston. This bird’s-eye view, published at the turn of the 20th century for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad and Fall River Line Steamers, promoted steamboats as a means of conveyance to the Harbor Islands. One contemporary writer noted with delight the islands’ increasing popularity: “Many beautiful steamboats traverse the harbor in every direction, touching at the principal islands and beaches, and carrying crowds of pleasure-seekers every pleasant day.”
- Murphy, John F., publisher
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Boston Harbor (Mass.)--Aerial views
South Shore (Mass. : Coast)--Aerial views
John F. Murphy
Exhibited: "Breathing Room: Mapping Boston's Green Spaces" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2018.
Colored, birds-eye view pictorial map showing steamboat routes.
- 1 view : col. ; 49 x 41 cm. + cover.
Not drawn to scale.
- Call #:
G3762.B65A3 1901 .B5
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