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Georgetown in Beaver County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Down The Ohio

In 1803

 
 
Down The Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
1. Down The Ohio Marker
Inscription.  As Lewis wrote in his journal, "The Perogue was loaded as his (has) been my practice since I left Pittsburgh....an hour after we had got under way....found she had sprung a leek and had nearly filled; as her load consisting of articles of hard-ware intended as presents to the Indians got wet..."

Got stuck again "on a bar below Georgetown and with the assistance of some of the neighboring people got overe it with much difficulty; at Georgetown purchased a canoe compleat with two paddles and two poles for which I gave 11$, found that my new purchase 'leaked so much that she was unsafe woithout some repairs."
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list.
 
Location. 40° 38.537′ N, 80° 29.975′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Pennsylvania, in Beaver County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Street and Market Street, on the right when traveling west on 1st Street
Down The Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. Down The Ohio Marker
. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown PA 15043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Georgetown (here, next to this marker); Saint Luke's Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Georgetown Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); The Penna - Virginia Boundary (approx. ¼ mile away); Smiths Ferry (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Sandy and Beaver Canal (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Point of Beginning (approx. one mile away); Beginning Point of the U. S. Public Land Survey (approx. one mile away in Ohio). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 22, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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