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The James Adams Floating Theatre was an attraction which cruised the coastal waters of the state and as far north as Virginia. The boat, built in 1913 in Washington, was owned and operated by James Adams a performer from Saginaw, Michigan. There were performances aboard everyday but Sunday and cost between 20 and 50 cents. At the height of its popularity (1925), the boat drew attention from notable novelist and playwright Edna Ferber who used her experiences on the James Adams to compose her novel Show Boat.
The James Adams Floating Theatre, a showboat built in Washington, North Carolina, in 1914, brought theater to residents of coastal and inland waterways from the Chesapeake Bay to the Carolinas. Francis describes the boat's construction and travels. Author Edna Ferber sailed on the vessel to gather information for her acclaimed novel SHOW BOAT.