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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.
Washington the Magazine (NoCar F264.W3 W37), Vol. 1 Issue 1, Nov/Dec 2011, p26-29, il, por