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 trainee on the steamboat.
Captain - This person is the head of the crew.
Steamboat - This was a common method of travel for those along the Mississippi during the 19th Century.
Ditch - This was an area where men filled in the river to cut off large detours.
Murel's Gang - This group stole slaves...
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