dates including July 11, 1869 and August 1887
job I was on in August 1887 was putting down machinery on the Steamer
Elizabeth, a packet running from here to Pittsburgh daily. I assisted
Mr. James Richardson on this work. He was considered the best man in
this particular kind of work that was on any of the rivers, he was an
old man at this time. Captain Robert Boyd was captain and owner of the
Elizabeth. John Lambert was engineer, Sam Hendrixion, pilot. Old-timers
all of them of Elizabeth Pennsylvania. This boat burnt and sunk a
complete loss in the Ohio River about 1890.
Walton Company sawmill burnt down 1874.
The Marine Ways
Saw Mill in the 1860s was the S. P. and I. N. Large Planning Mill, it
burnt down Sunday evening July 11th 1869. My mother took me with her out
on the hill where the O'Neil houses now stand and we watched from their.
The Elizabeth cemetery was littered with charred boards. This mill was
supposed to have been set afire by Joe
Defender, formerly the S. L. Wood blew up on Tuesday January 3, 1905,
opposite Huntington West Virginia. Killed 10 men and wounded all the
others of the crew of 38. One man only escaped injury.
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