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Some Early Packet Boats Built On Monongahela River

Posted 02-27-2009 at 11:13 AM by Larry Durdines
Updated 02-27-2009 at 11:19 AM by Larry Durdines (correction)
The following boats were built and ran before the 1848 start date of Capt. Ways book.

SPY sw p wh b. Fredericktown Pa. 42 tons, enrolled Pittsburgh Sept.7, 1841, owners Henry Wise, Caleb Hartford and William Neff, abandoned in 1841

REINDEER ? p, b. Brownsville,1825, was first boat to Morgantown on April 29, 1826

ODD FELLOW ? p , b. Brownsville , 1828, ran as a packet and traveled to Morgantown several times in 1828 and 1830

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The Monongahela River Packet Company And A Race On The River

Posted 02-12-2009 at 06:15 PM by Larry Durdines
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This is the steam packet boat Elizabeth at Fredericktown in 1902. She was 188 feet x 35 x 5.5 and was built at Brownsville ( the hull was built at Belle Vernon ) in 1888 for the Pittsburgh - Elizabeth Pa. trade. This trade died out by 1900, no doubt because the railroad had long by that time went as far upriver as Brownsville. It would be 7 more years till the rails reached any farther south. This made the Ten Mile Creek Country trade above Brownsville worth pursuing....
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