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

Shousetown Boatyard

 
 
Shousetown Boatyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 12, 2011
1. Shousetown Boatyard Marker
Inscription.  Founder Peter Shouse, built "Kentuckian" its first steamboat in 1829. Sold 1837 to E.and N. Porter. By 1866 over 80 steamboats had been launched. The last was the 1727-ton "Great Republic", famed on the Mississippi River for its size and elegance.
 
Erected 1987 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1829.
 
Location. 40° 33.433′ N, 80° 13.25′ W. Marker is in Crescent Township, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of McGovern Boulevard (Pennsylvania Route 51) and Riverview Road, on the right when traveling west on McGovern Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crescent PA 15046, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Allegheny County (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shousetown Cemetery Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Leetsdale Veterans Memorial
Shousetown Boatyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 12, 2011
2. Shousetown Boatyard Marker
Looking east on McGovern Boulevard (PA 51)
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); Shields Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ethelbert Nevin (approx. 1.4 miles away); D.T. Watson Home for Crippled Children (approx. 1½ miles away); The Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Station (approx. 1.9 miles away); This Memorial is Dedicated to (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crescent Township.
 
Also see . . .  Peter Shouse at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on May 31, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Historical Association monument image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 12, 2011
3. Historical Association monument
Great Republic monument image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 12, 2011
4. Great Republic monument
Steamboat hull of the Great Republic launched at Shousetown, Pennsylvania November 3, 1866.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 12, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 763 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 12, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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