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Marietta in Washington County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Tour of the Snyder

 
 
Tour of the Snyder Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2009
1. Tour of the Snyder Marker
Inscription. What would the life of one of the men or women who worked on the W.P. Snyder Jr. be like? The Ohio River Museum offers tours that provide an opportunity to explore the decks of this historic vessel.

Imagine living on the boat all day. What would it be like watching the seasons change along the river bank? How would you feel piloting this 342-ton boat around the river's bends and hazards?

In the engine room, imagine the sounds of the space: the low swooshing sound made by the engines; the massive pitman pushing the paddlewheel; the clanging of bells used to communicate with the pilothouse. How would it feel to work in this room?

STATEROOMS
Everyone who worked on the Snyder was housed in staterooms on the second, or boiler, deck. Staterooms housed one or two people.

Imagine calling the Snyder home for a week or more. Imagine sleeping every night in one of these staterooms and eating every meal in the dining room. When you weren't working, what would you do?
 
Erected by The Ohio Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 25.223′ N, 81° 27.793′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Ohio, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Front Street. Click for map. Marker is on the
Snyder Line Drawing on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2009
2. Snyder Line Drawing on Marker
grounds of the Ohio River Museum, 601 Front Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Front Street, Marietta OH 45750, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The W. P. Snyder Jr. (here, next to this marker); Life on the River / Boats on the Ohio (here, next to this marker); The Towboat W. P. Snyder Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Flood Heights (a few steps from this marker); Mighty River / Learning the River (a few steps from this marker); River Town / Sails and Steam / The Highway West (a few steps from this marker); Oweva Engine (a few steps from this marker); Oldest Pilothouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Marietta.
 
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W.P. Snyder Pilothouse Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2009
3. W.P. Snyder Pilothouse Photo on Marker
The pilothouse was the domain of captains, pilots, and mates. Deckhands were only permitted in the pilothouse when called for and were expected to remain quiet.
W.P. Snyder Jr. Pilothouse Drawing on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2009
4. W.P. Snyder Jr. Pilothouse Drawing on Marker
Snyder Stateroom Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2009
5. Snyder Stateroom Photo on Marker
The crew were housed in staterooms on the second deck. The location and size of your stateroom was based on your job.
The W.P. Snyder Jr. / Tour of the Snyder Marker Pavilion image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2009
6. The W.P. Snyder Jr. / Tour of the Snyder Marker Pavilion
Tell City pilothouse in background.
Towboat W.P. Snyder Jr. image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2009
7. Towboat W.P. Snyder Jr.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   7. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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