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Brownsville in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Steamboat Enterprise/Boatbuilding Center

 
 
Steamboat Enterprise Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
1. Steamboat Enterprise Marker
Inscription.
Steamboat Enterprise
Fourth steamboat built in Western Pennsylvania, Bridgeport, 1814. Engine design by Daniel French. Captain Henry M. Shreve, commanding. Steamed to New Orleans, Fall, 1814 and returned June 1815. First steamboat to ascend the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.

Boatbuilding Center
Flatboats and keelboats built here for trade and downriver migration, 1780-1820. From 1825-1903 a leading steamboat construction center. Over 700 steamboats were built in Bridgeport and West Brownsville and completed in Brownsville.
 
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 1.285′ N, 79° 53.297′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street and Bank Street, on the right when traveling west on High Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brownsville PA 15417, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dunlap’s Creek Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Brownsville - Route 40 Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Cast Iron Bridge (within shouting distance

Boatbuilding Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
2. Boatbuilding Center Marker
of this marker); Redstone Old Fort (approx. ¼ mile away); James G. Blaine (approx. 0.3 miles away); Philander Knox (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brashear House (approx. half a mile away); Brownsville (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Brownsville.
 
Also see . . .  Boatbuilding Center/Steamboat Enterprise - Behind the Marker. Explore PA History (Submitted on July 11, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Steamboat Enterprise Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
3. Steamboat Enterprise Marker
Boatbuilding Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
4. Boatbuilding Center Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 546 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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