Newport in Washington County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Captain Gordon C. Greene / Captain Mary Becker Greene
Mary Becker Greene (1867–1949) married Gordon C. Greene in 1890 and raised three sons—Captain Chris, Captain Tom, and Henry Wilkins. She learned navigation and earned a pilot and masters license, becoming one of the most noted figures on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers for more than a half century. The “Greene Line” fleet continued to expand with additions of the “Gordon C. Greene” and the “Delta Queen.” Captain Mary Greene served as hostess on these steamboats.
Erected 2007 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Longaberger Company, J. Mack Gamble Fund, Newport Township Trustees, and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 10-84.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1895.
Location. 39° 23.316′ N, 81° 13.869′ W. Marker is in Newport, Ohio, in Washington County. Marker is on Ohio Route 7 near Greene Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 38090 Ohio 7, Newport OH 45768, 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. Vaucluse (approx. 0.3 miles away in West Virginia); Hi Carpenter Bridge (approx. 1.1 miles away in West Virginia); Pleasants County / State of Ohio (approx. 1.1 miles away in West Virginia); George Washington (approx. 1.2 miles away in West Virginia); Short Route Bridge (Hi Carpenter Bridge) (approx. 1.2 miles away in West Virginia); Alexander H. Creel (approx. 1.3 miles away St. Marys (approx. 1.4 miles away in West Virginia); Raid on St. Marys (approx. 1.4 miles away in West Virginia).
Also see . . . Mary B and Gordon Greene. “In 1890 Cincinnatian Gordon C Greene took his new bride Mary Becker Greene, aboard the newly bought H K Bedford. At 149 ft. and built in 1885, it was the first boat in the Greene Line. Mary lived aboard and worked side by side with her husband. And ever after, they were made a home on one of the 28 steamers they were to own and operate. She became a captain two years before she became a mother.” (Submitted on April 16, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,095 times since then and 108 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 16, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.