Category Archives: Belmont County Sheriff’s Residence Museum

BELLAIRE TOWBOAT

BELLAIRE TOWBOAT Authentic Scale Model Replica by John Bowman The 127.3’ x 24.2’ x 3.6’ shallow-draft, stern-wheel packet Bellaire was built at the Harmar, Ohio Knox Yard in 1887. W.F. Robertson & Co. of Marietta, Ohio built her machinery. She was built for Capt. James S. McDonald to run in the Bellaire-Wheeling trade. In 1890, […]

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ELIZA H. TOWBOAT

ELIZA H. Towboat Bellaire, Ohio’s quintessential Steam-powered Towboat Model by John Bowman Marietta Manufacturing Co. at Harmar, Ohio built the stern-wheel towboat Eliza H. in 1889. Eliza H. was custom built for Jacob Heatherington and named for his wife Eliza Heatherington. She was first registered in Wheeling, W. Va. to the Belmont Coal Co. of Bellaire, […]

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BROWN DICK STERNWHEEL PACKET/TOWBOAT AND B&O RR BARGE No. 2

BROWN DICK B&O R.R. Barge No. 2 Authentic Scale Model Replicas by John Bowman The 56-ton stern-wheel packet Brown Dick was built in McKeesport, Pennsylvania in 1855 for Capt. James Darlington for service on the Muskingum River. Her hull, 95 feet in length and superstructure was built in McKeesport and A.J. Sweeney and Son of […]

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JOHN BOWMAN Wheeling, West Virginia

    JOHN BOWMAN Author, Historian, (West Virginia History Hero) and Steamboat Model Builder.

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