Andrew W. Hall will be with us on Saturday to sign his new history book covering the role of the steamboat packet services running on Buffalo Bayou in the mid-1800s and their key contribution to the development of commerce in the port cities of Galveston and Houston.

Event runs from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 17th at the store.

The Galveston-Houston Packet: Steamboats on Buffalo Bayou
Soft cover, $19.99.

Andrew W. Hall with the detailed model of the steamboat Bayou City which he built. This boat was one of the “cottonclads” used by the Confederacy in the battle to wrestle Galveston from Union control in 1862. Andy signed copies of his book and spoke at length about the steamboat packet trade.