High Water Author:Richard Bissell Duke Snyder, the mate of the towboat Royal Prince, has his hands full on a perilous trip up the Mississippi River during the worst flood anyone can remember. He works with an unhappy crew, an angry captain, and too many barges to push against too much river. High Water, first published in 1954, reveals the drama, humor, and charm of the Upper Mi... more »ssissippi as seen from the river itself.
"The story of these crewmen and their hopeless fight to bring the Royal Prince into port pushing her cargo ahead of her is so compelling that every sensitive reader will resent each drop of rain that swells the waters moving down against them."« less