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Steamboat Building   in Elizabeth, PA

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

W. P. SNYDER JR.

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Steamer W. P. SNYDER JR.

From collection of unknown riverbuff

Steamer W. P. SNYDER Jr. tied up at West Elizabeth from collection of Historic Elizabeth, note Elizabeth in background

 

The signifiance of this photo is that it shows the W. P. SNYDER passing under the new Elizabeth Bridge just as the final pieces of the old Elizabeth Bridge had been dropped into the river by a welders cutting tool.  Photo from collection of Historic Elizabeth.

added 11/3/15

 

 Steamer W.P. SNYDER JR. 9-12-55 near Belle Vernon PA., on its way to Marietta, OH. Built 1945   Another 1955 photo on the trip to Marietta     The trip ends at Marietta, OH  Steamer W.P. SNYDER JR. at its home, River Museum, Marietta, OH.

Newspaper article from the Sept 12, 1955 issue of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette concerning the final trip of the W. P. SNYDER   Photo from previous article as boat pulls away from Lock 4 Elizabeth  

 

To hear the actual whistle of this steamboat and others click on the link below:

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

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