Marietta in Washington County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Tour of the Snyder
Imagine living on the boat all day. What would it be like watching the seasons change along the river bank? How would you feel piloting this 342-ton boat around the river's bends and hazards?
In the engine room, imagine the sounds of the space: the low swooshing sound made by the engines; the massive pitman pushing the paddlewheel; the clanging of bells used to communicate with the pilothouse. How would it feel to work in this room?
Everyone who worked on the Snyder was housed in staterooms on the second, or boiler, deck. Staterooms housed one or two people.
Imagine calling the Snyder home for a week or more. Imagine sleeping every night in one of these staterooms and eating every meal in the dining room. When you weren't working, what would you do?
Erected by The Ohio Historical Society.
Location. 39° 25.223′ N, 81° 27.793′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Ohio, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The W. P. Snyder Jr. (here, next to this marker); Life on the River / Boats on the Ohio (here, next to this marker); The Towboat W. P. Snyder Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Flood Heights (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); Oweva Engine (a few steps from this marker); Oldest Pilothouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 495 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 9, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 7. submitted on July 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.