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Riverboats in Wheeling

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Boat-Building in Wheeling: 

▶ Boat-Building Flourished Here (New-Register, 1951)
▶ A. J. Sweeney & Son (Intelligencer, 1886)

River Traffic: 

▶ River Transportation in 1879
▶ January 1888 


▶ Steamboat Washington
Packet America
▶ Ben Hur
▶ Bertrand 
▶ Betty Wright 
▶ City of Wheeling
▶ Packet Courier
▶ Delta Queen 
▶ Geo. W. Kendall 
   ▶ Geo. W. Kendall Boat Launch, 1849 (Daily Wheeling Gazette article)
▶ Gordon C. Greene 
▶ Helen E. 
▶ Packet Hudson
▶ Keystone State 
▶ Liberty
▶ Lizzy Townsend
Packet Phil Sheridan
▶ Packet Rebecca
▶ Steamboat Queen City
▶ S. S. Brown
▶ Steamboat Virginia (also the Steel City/
   East St. Louis/Island Belle/Greater New Orleans)
▶ Sternwheel "Washington"
▶ Winfield Scott 
   ▶ Trial Trip of the Winfield Scott in 1849 (Daily Wheeling Gazette article)
▶ Verne Swain

Ferry Boats: 

▶ The Conveyor
▶ The Islander


▶ Towboat Ironsides 
Towboat Miami 
▶ Towboat Nail City
  ▶ Death of William Page, Head Engineer of the Towboat Nail City
Towboat Sam Craig
Towboat Samuel Clark
▶ Towboat Sprague


▶ U. S. Snagboat E. A. Woodruff


 ▶ Crockard & Booth

Fishing Club Boats: 

 ▶ Brunswik
 ▶ Central Fishing Club


 ▶ Diurnal and Phaeton Race, 1880

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