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The Verne Swain

The Verne Swain

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Verne Swain, 1920s

She was built in 1913, began operating in the Pittsburgh-Wheeling packet trade in 1918. She ran excursions until she was sold and renamed in 1927. (Way's Packet Directory, p. 468)

Enlargement of the above picture


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