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Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Captain Mary B. Greene

1868 - 1949

 

—Lady Riverboat Captain on the Ohio —

 
Captain Mary B. Greene Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
1. Captain Mary B. Greene Marker
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Inscription. Mary Greene was born the daughter of a country storekeeper. When she married Captain Gordon C. Greene, she left the land to make her life and raise her family on the rivers of America. Captain Mary one of the few women to become a licensed boat master and river pilot.

The exploits of Mary Greene are legendary She steered through a cyclone, survived an explosion of nitroglycerin, and gave birth to a son while her boat was locked in an ice gorge. After the death of her husband, in 1927, Captain Mary ran the 28 paddlewheelers of the Greeneline Steamers Company including the Delta Queen.

This sculpture made possible by: Central Trust of Kenton County, Kenton National Bank, Huntington Bank of Kenton County sculptor: Michael Price an official project of the Greater Cincinnati Bicentennial Commission, 1988
 
Erected 1988 by Central Trust of Kenton County, Kenton National Bank, Huntington Bank of Kenton County,Greater Cincinnati Bicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 39° 5.472′ N, 84° 30.39′ W. Marker is in Covington, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is on Riverside Drive, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. marker is located in George Rogers Clark Park on the bank of
Captain Mary B. Greene Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
2. Captain Mary B. Greene Marker
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the Ohio River in Covington, Kentucky. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Riverside Dr, Covington KY 41011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Great Neighborhoods / Riverwalk Statues (a few steps from this marker); The Point (a few steps from this marker); Simon Kenton (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Simon Kenton (within shouting distance of this marker); Kennedy House (within shouting distance of this marker); George and Ruth Kohlbran Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Ben Lucien Burman (within shouting distance of this marker); Carneal House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Covington.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Captain Mary B. Greene Statue image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
3. Captain Mary B. Greene Statue
statue adjacent to marker
Captain Mary B. Greene Site image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
4. Captain Mary B. Greene Site
statue and marker in George Rogers Clark Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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