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Steamboat Building in Elizabeth, PA

A Journal of daily activities at the Elizabeth Marine Ways 1898 to 1925 

HOMESTEAD

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From collection of Bill Stintson   From collection of Historic Elizabeth shows the HOMESTEAD at Lock 3 during the 1950s

The first HOMESTEAD was built in 1919 and the second, pictured above was built in 1945 from the Steamer A. O. ACKARD.  Numerous photos of both of these boats can be seen here:   http://wiki.cincinnatilibrary.org/index.php/Homestead

 

Steamer HOMESTEAD Races at Pittsburgh River Celebrations

 

Captain Hanna at the wheel of the HOMESTEAD during the 1949 race with the LARMIER JONES

To learn more about the HOMESTEAD's races in 1949, 1950 and 1951 visit this web site:

 http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rhanna/

Please note the information on the "Robert's Steamboat Trophy" at the web site link above.

In 1978 plans were being made for the first Pittsburgh Regatta, a revival of the River Celebrations from years ago. The photos below show newspaper articles about the planning process with mentions of the Robert's Steamboat Trophy.  The Regatta continues in Pittsburgh during the early 21st century.

Planning process begins for Pittsburgh Regatta  The first Regatta is to begin, 1978.  The GREATER PITTSBURGH silver trophy as it appears today ( 2012 ), courtesy of the research efforts of Don Havlock.  

 

 

 

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