Born in Brooklyn, New York, Brian Cudahy is one of the country’s leading waterway and transportation historians. Born and educated in Brooklyn, he earned a masters and PhD in philosophy and went to work for Boston College. Cudahy taught in the field of transportation and later worked in the marketing department of a local transit system. These led him to a position in research and policy with the Federal Transit Administration in Washington, D.C. He is the author of The Cruise Ship Phenomenon in North America and Twilight on the Bay: The Excursion Boat Empire of B. B. Wills.

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