Category Archives: Bethany, West Virginia

WHEELING’S LINK TO THE ‘EDMUND FITZGERALD’ OGLEBAY NORTON’S GREAT LAKES FLAGSHIP by John Bowman

In 1958, the Great Lakes Engineering Works at River Rouge, Michigan, built the bulk freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald named for Mr. Edmund Fitzgerald of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. who owned her.  Her 729’3” x 75’ x 39’ registered hull number was 301.  When launched June 7, 1958, she was the largest ship on […]

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WELLSBURG BETHANY TROLLEY WRECK May 7, 1917 by John Bowman

The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer May 8, 1917 “Car No. 5 of the Wellsburg, Bethany and Washington Street Railway company wreck.  ONE KILLED, MANY HURT WHEN TROLLEY CAR LEAVES TRACK” “Mr. John Bowman was just getting ready to leave his home when the coach was wrecked on the southern side of the track, just below his […]

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