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Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

The Steamboat "Washington"

 
 
The Steamboat "Washington" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
1. The Steamboat "Washington" Marker
Inscription.  In June 1816, Henry Miller Shreve launched his steamboat "Washington" from Wheeling, where it was built. The boat represented a major shift from the Fulton-Livingston design of larger steamships. Its minimal draft made it particularly well suited to the shallower western rivers. Shreve's design served as the prototype for all subsequent western-waters steamboats.
 
Erected 2014 by WNHAC & John Bowman, West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1816.
 
Location. 40° 3.827′ N, 80° 43.4′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and 16th Street on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Riverside Iron Works Office Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Gordon Battelle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Custom House
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(about 400 feet away); B & O Railroad (about 400 feet away); Stone & Thomas Department Store (about 400 feet away); Baltimore and Ohio Passenger Station (about 400 feet away); Francis H. Pierpont (about 400 feet away); Bayha Bakery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheeling.
 
The Steamboat "Washington" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
2. The Steamboat "Washington" Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 575 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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