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. She died at the age of 81 on the renowned “Delta Queen,” a National Historic Landmark.
Erected 2007 by Ohio Bicentenial Commission, the Longaberger
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 16 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); St. Mary's (approx. 1.4 miles away in West Virginia); Early Settlers (approx. 2 miles away in West Virginia); Harrisville (approx. 15.7 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 (Submitted on April 16, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.)
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 538 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 16, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.