This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Mississippi - This was the setting for most of the stories and is also the largest river in the United States.
Paul Jones - This was one of the first steamboats on which the author worked.
Hat Island - This was a place where boats were supposed to go past, but one boat nearly went over it.
Pilot - This person chooses the direction for a steamboat.
Steersman - This person has a lesser rank on board a steamboat, but is above a trainee.
Cub - This person works as a...
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