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

Oweva Engine

 
 
OWEVA Engine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2009
1. OWEVA Engine Marker
Inscription.  This non-condensing engine with a 12” diameter cylinder and four-foot stroke is one of two first installed on the sternwheel packet CARRIE BROWN (built at Harmar in 1890), which worked the trade between Huntington and Gallipolis. When this boat burned in 1913, the machinery was installed on the ferry OWEVA, then transferred again to the ferry PAUL F. THOMAS. After the Thomas was dismantled at Huntington, the engines were presented to the Ohio Historical Society in memory of Captain Paul F. Thomas. The matching engine is on loan to the Cincinnati Historical Society.
 
Erected by The Ohio Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1913.
 
Location. 39° 25.222′ N, 81° 27.778′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Ohio, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Front Street. The marker is in the open-air ground level under a wing of the Ohio River Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Front Street, Marietta OH 45750, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within walking distance of this marker. The Towboat W. P. Snyder Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Muskingum River Underground Railroad / Marietta Leaders of the Underground Railroad (a few steps from this marker); Life on the River / Boats on the Ohio (a few steps from this marker); The W. P. Snyder Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Tour of the Snyder (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); Flood Heights (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Additional keywords. Oweva Engine
 
OWEVA Engine and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2009
2. OWEVA Engine and Marker
The Towboat W.P. Snyder Jr. and Flood Levels markers as well as other markers can be seen in the background.
OWEVA Engine image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2009
3. OWEVA Engine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 689 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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