The Pleasure Boat
was a reform journal published in Portland, Maine
during the mid-nineteenth century by the Quaker
reformer and journalist Jeremiah Hacker
. Over the first seventeen years of publication (1845-1862) it went by the names The Pleasure Boat
and The Portland Pleasure Boat
; and some years later was revived under the new title The Chariot of Wisdom and Love
(1864-1866). Hacker, after moving to New Jersey
in 1866, briefly returned to the "Boat" theme and published the short-lived journal Hacker's Pleasure Boat
(1867). In all of his publications, Hacker promoted such causes as abolition, land reform, juvenile justice, and pacifism.
- Pritchard, Rebecca M. (2006). The Life and Times of Jeremiah Hacker, 1801-1895. University of Southern Maine.