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Riverboat Ben Hur


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Riverboat Ben Hur

A sternwheel packet, the "Ben Hur" was built at Marietta in 1887. From 1888 to 1909,she went into the Pittsburgh and Parkersburg trade as a regular packet. Sold to interests on the Mississippi River in June of 1909, she ultimately sunk at Duckport, Mississippi in March 1916.


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▶ Accident on the Ben HurWheeling Daily Intelligencer, February 3, 1896
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The River, "Ben Hur", Ralph Conley, Wheeling Intelligencer, August 4, 1960


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