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Sewickley in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Capt. Frederick Way, Jr.

(1901-1992)

 
 
Capt. Frederick Way, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 28, 2011
1. Capt. Frederick Way, Jr. Marker
Inscription.  Riverman, author, historian, America's foremost authority on inland waterways. Captain Way lived close to this spot, on River Avenue. Reared in Edgeworth on land settled by the Way family before 1800, he was the first president of the Sewickley Valley Historical Society and served as summer editor of the Sewickley Herald. A pilot of steamboats large and small, for a number of years he was the owner and operator of the packet boat Betsy Ann. Among his seven books about the rivers is The Saga of the Delta Queen, in which he describes his role in bringing her from the west coast through the Panama Canal to the Mississippi River system. For fifty years president of the Sons and Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen, he was the sponsor of the River Museum in Marietta, Ohio. Upon his death there, his ashes were carried up river by Delta Queen for interment in Sewickley Cemetery.
 
Erected 2008 by Sewickley Valley Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 40° 32.236′ 
Capt. Frederick Way, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 28, 2011
2. Capt. Frederick Way, Jr. Marker
N, 80° 11.139′ W. Marker is in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Ohio River Boulevard (Pennsylvania Route 65), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sewickley PA 15143, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Sewickley Post Office (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Atwell-Christy House (about 700 feet away); This Memorial is Dedicated to (approx. ¼ mile away); Sewickley Public Library (approx. ¼ mile away); Saint Matthews African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Depreciation Lands Survey (approx. 0.3 miles away); Flatiron Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sewickley.
 
Also see . . .  Capt. Frederick Way, Jr. at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on April 15, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Capt. Frederick Way, Jr. Grave image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 4, 2011
3. Capt. Frederick Way, Jr. Grave
Located in Sewickley Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 28, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,429 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 28, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on December 4, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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