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2819
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The James Adams Floating Theater, built in Washington in 1914, traveled the coast and inland waters from Chesapeake Bay to the Carolinas, bringing theater to residents. The vessel was destroyed by fire on November 15, 1941, on its way to Savannah.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 56 Issue 6, Nov 1988, p10-13, il, por
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9888
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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. Blackburn describes the days that famed American author Edna Ferber sailed on the vessel to gather information for her acclaimed novel SHOW BOAT.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 75 Issue 11, Apr 2008, p160-162, 164, il, por Periodical Website
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16948
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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.
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21942
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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 and as far south as Georgia. The boat, built in 1913 in Washington at a cost of $25,000, was owned and operated by James Adams a performer from Saginaw, Michigan. It could hold 850 people there were performances aboard every day. Novelist and playwright Edna Ferber used her 4-day experience on the James Adams to compose her novel, Show Boat, which was later turned in a Broadway musical.
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24561
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The ‘James Adams Floating Theater’ built in 1913 was North Carolina’s own showboat towed that was around the coastal waters of North Carolina. This article presents its history.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 39 Issue 18, February 1972, p8-9, il, por
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6198
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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.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 20 Issue 2, Winter 1981, p25-28, il, bibl
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36297
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White Lake, once a popular place for showboats and waterski shows, holds an enduring place in North Carolina’s tourist industry. Asserting its value is White Lake: A Historical Tour of the Nation’s Safest Beach, written by a year-around resident, Cathy Faircloth. Asserting its value also is the population on summer weekends, reaching as high as 10,000.