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Steamboat Building in Elizabeth, PA

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

Photos of Western PA Riverboats

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These boats worked the three rivers, Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio during JW's lifetime, 1865 to 1948. They are not mentioned in his journals as visiting the Elizabeth Marine Ways but I believe he was aware of many of these boats, even those built many years after his retirement from the Ways in 1925. I have the boats listed in the order of their construction as listed in Way's Steam Towboat or Packet Directory. I do not know what year the pictures were taken, unless noted.

Those boats with the icon of a whistle indicate you will be able to hear the actual whistle of that boat.  These whistles were recorded in 1965 and 1966 by the Sons and Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen in Marietta, OH. They recorded 56 different whistles on two record albums.

To hear the actual whistles of many steamboats, including those below with the emblem of a whistle beside their name click on the link below:

http://www.steamboats.org/whistle-calliope/eblow.html

 

Name of Boat Year Built
 

Steamer KANGAROO

1865  
Steamer B. D. WOOD 1873
Snag Boat  E. A. WOODRUFF       1874
Packet KATIE STOCKDALE 1877
Steamer ALARM 1880
Steamer PACIFIC 1880
Steamer JOHN C. FISHER 1880
Steamer RESCUE 1881
Steamer MARK WINNETT 1881
Steamer ADVANCE 1882
Steamer NAIL CITY 1882
Packet KEYSTONE STATE 1890
Packet ISAAC M. MASON 1893
Steamer NELLIE ENGLAND 1893
Packet VIRGINIA 1895
Packet FLORENCE BELLE 1895

Brownsville Packet Line

1900
Packet FRANCIS TORRANCE 1900
Steamer G. W. THOMAS / ALICIA 1901
Dredge HARRIET 1902
Steamer ANDREW AXTON 1903
Steamer FRANK TYLER 1904
Pump Boat 20 1907
Steamer MARION  1909
Pump Boat NORA 1910
Steamer MAMIE BARRETT 1913
Steamer COLLIER 1914

Steamer VOLCANO

1916
Steamer ATHA 1917
Steamer WILLIAM WHIGHAM 1919
Steamer WARREN ELSEY  1919
Steamer CLAIRTON 1919
Steamer VALLEY BELLE and Bryant Showboat 1919
Steamer CHARLES F. RICHARDSON 1921
Steamer WACOUTA  1922
Steamer SAILOR                  1924  
Packet GREATER PITTSBURGH 1928
Steamer SAM CRAIG           1929  
Steamer WM. LARIMER JONES 1930
Steamer R.J. HESLOP 1931
Steamer B. F. FAIRLESS 1935
Steamer CHAMPION COAL           1935

Steamer JOHN W. HUBBARD

1936
Steamer THOMAS MOSES 1936
Steamer PITTSBURGH COAL 1937
Steamer CRESCENT 1937
Steamer JASON 1940
Steamer W. P. SNYDER JR.          1945
Steamer HOMESTEAD 1945

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