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Boat Building:

  ▶ Steamboat Machinery in 1886 (Intelligencer article)
  ▶ Boat-Building Flourished Here (Wheeling News-Register, 1951)
  ▶ Boatbuilding in Wheeling (Intelligencer article, 1960)

Boat Builders:

  ▶ A. M. Phillips & Co.
  ▶ A. J. Sweeney & Son
  ▶ Henry M. Shreve

Steam Machinery Manufacturers:


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