Steamboating Steam"boat`ing, n. 1. The occupation or business of running a steamboat, or of transporting merchandise, passengers, etc., by steamboats. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bookbinding) The shearing of a pile of books which are as yet uncovered, or out of boards. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • steamboating — 1. adjective The process of crewing or operating a steamboat, or travelling as a passenger on one. 1870 In the heyday of the steamboating prosperity, the river from end to end was flaked with coal fleets and timber rafts, all managed by hand, and …   Wiktionary

  • steamboating — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: steamboat (I) + ing : the business or occupation of operating or working on a steamboat …   Useful english dictionary

  • Red River Trails — Métis drivers and ox carts at a rest stop The Red River Trails were a network of ox cart routes connecting the Red River Colony (the Selkirk Settlement ) and Fort Garry in British North America with the head of navigation on the Mississippi River …   Wikipedia

  • Steamboats of the Skeena River — The Skeena River is British Columbia’s fastest flowing waterway, often rising as much as 17 feet in a day and can fluctuate as much as sixty feet between high and low water. For the steamboat captains, that made it one of the toughest navigable… …   Wikipedia

  • Mount Royal (sternwheeler) — HBC sternwheeler Mount Royal Career (Canada) …   Wikipedia

  • Inlander — The Inlander was a sternwheeler that worked on the Skeena River in British Columbia, Canada from 1910 until 1912. She was owned by the Prince Rupert and Skeena River Navigation Company which was a syndicate of Skeena River businessmen who planned …   Wikipedia

  • John Bonser (steamship captain) — John Henry Bonser was a steamship captain from Oregon, USA and British Columbia, Canada. He piloted dozens of sternwheelers over his 40 year long career and pioneered many rivers in the Pacific Northwest. John was born in 1855 at Sauvie Island… …   Wikipedia

  • Hazelton (sternwheeler) — The Hazelton was a sternwheeler that worked on the Skeena River in British Columbia, Canada from 1901 until 1912. Her first owner was Robert Cunningham who ran a freighting business that served the communities along the Skeena River. The Hazelton …   Wikipedia

  • Warrior (steamboat) — Warrior was a privately owned and constructed steamboat that was pressed into service by the U.S. government during the Black Hawk War to assist with military operations. Warrior was constructed and launched in 1832 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by …   Wikipedia

  • Joseph Throckmorton — Infobox Person name = Joseph Throckmorton caption = birth date = June 16, 1800 birth place = Monmouth County, New Jersey death date = December 1872 death place = other names = known for = Steamboat captain occupation = Steamboat captain and… …   Wikipedia