Link: The Unbelievable Success of the American Steamship

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/unbelievable-success-american-steamship-180953963/

I ran across this while reading an article on foot binding, of all things (note: not for the weak, has pictures) and thought those of the steampunk persuasion might be interested. Funny that so much of the steampunk fiction I’ve read involves airships but not…well, steamships.