Green River in Sweetwater County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Crossing and Cruising:
Navigating the River
An ambitious transportation project launched July 4, 1908 with the maiden voyage of the stern-wheeled Comet. The steam-powered craft was designed to travel 50 miles downstream to Linwood carrying freight and passengers. Due to swift currents and refueling requirements, the project was soon declared impractical and , after brief recreational usage, the boat was scrapped and sunk. Other recreational cruisers used on the river were the gasoline-powered Teddy R. and Sunbeam.
Today, people still cross and cruise the Green
Erected by Green River Chamber of Commerce, City of Green River, Wyoming Game & Fish Department, Sweetwater County Historical Museum, Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Wyoming and Wyoming Governors's Big Game License Coalition.
Location. 41° 32.212′ N, 109° 28.851′ W. Marker is in Green River, Wyoming, in Sweetwater County. Marker is on West Flaming Gorge Way near Hillcrest Way, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1155 West Flaming Gorge Way, Green River WY 82935, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Construction and Cooling: (within shouting distance of this marker); The 24-Hour Town (within shouting distance of this marker); Green River: No Longer Wild, Forever Tamed (within shouting distance of this marker); Green River Brewery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Oregon Trail Memorial John Wesley Powell (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Paddlewheeler Comet - 1908 (approx. one mile away); Sunbeam - 1908 (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green River.
More about this marker. The markers is located at the Green River Visitors Center.
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 28, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.