Category Archives: Ohio

BERYL FERRYBOAT and FERRY FLAT

BERYL FERRYBOAT and FERRY FLAT Clarington, Ohio Authentic Scale Model Replica of the Ferryboat Beryl and Ferry flat Designed and Built 2011 by John Bowman The gas-powered ferryboat Beryl was built in 1925 at Clarington, Ohio by Cook Bros. & Thomas (Charles Cook, Arthur Cook and Elmer Thomas) Boat Builders for John Marion Jackson of […]

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CLARINGTON OHIO WHARFBOAT

CLARINGTON, OHIO WHARFBOAT This circa 1860s Scale Model Clarington, Ohio wharfboat Model by John Bowman 2011. Clarington’s Wharf Boat supplied Clarington, the Upper Ohio Valley and Wheeling with much of its daily needs. The wharf boat at Clarington was always filled with butter, milk and eggs from the Sunfish Valley and cheeses from dairy farms […]

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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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WHEELING or ROSECRANS CIVIL WAR AMBULANCE

              Civil War Style Ambulance to be Displayed June 6, 2013 By SHELLEY HANSON , WVweb Save | RAYLAND, Ohio – A replica of a Civil War-era ambulance once built and used in Wheeling is slated to be on display June 20 at the West Virginia Welcome Center on […]

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THE SECOND WEST VIRGINIA INFANTRY

THE SECOND WEST VIRGINIA INFANTRY By John Bowman The Second West Virginia Infantry was the first regiment in the state of Virginia / West Virginia that enlisted recruits for three years of service, and the first one mustered in under Governor Pierpont, Governor of the ‘Restored’ State of Virginia. Companies “A, D, F and G” […]

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New Orleans The First Steamboat on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers

New Orleans The First Steamboat on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. The 1811 New Orleans Model by John Bowman This is a historically accurate model of the steamboat New Orleans. The Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania had a replica built at the Elizabeth, Pa. boat yard in 1911 to commemorate the “Centennial Celebration of Steamboating”. […]

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William Manley & Son Bellaire Wharfboat Model by John Bowman

Wm. Manley & Son BELLAIRE WHARFBOAT with the ferryboats Gertrude and Hazel The Manleys, Peter Manley, then William and son John operated Bellaire’s wharfboat from the 1870s into the late 1920s. This Bellaire Wharfboat sat at the Twenty-Sixth Street wharf (known as the lower wharf) built by the city circa 1878. In October of 1883, […]

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WHEELING BUILT STEAMBOATS the City Of Wheeling

City of Wheeling The stern-wheel steam-powered packet City of Wheeling built in 1900 was the 225th and last steamboat completed at Wheeling, West Virginia. The hull, stern-wheel, and superstructure was built in 1899 at the Mozena Boat Yard in Clarington, Ohio for Capt. Thaddeus S. Thomas and Cy Higgs of Wheeling, West Virginia and intended […]

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WALTHAM William Ellery 1863 Civil War Pocket Watch

“THIS” Waltham ‘William Ellery’ 1863 Civil War Pocket Watch was owned by Sgt. Salathiel Benjamin Rush. It was purchased in Nashville, Tennessee for $13.00 in March of 1864. Salathiel had “Peter”, his father’s name engraved in the case. Salathiel attached his pre-owned watch fob to this watch. Veteran Re-enlistee, Salathiel B. Rush, Sgt. “F” Co., […]

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Wheeling Flood Wall

WHEELING FLOOD WALL Wheeling WV River History Eugene ‘Gene’ Long November 1, 1998 at his Wheeling Island Flood Wall Marks Gene Long at The Gene Long Family Center “Since 1868 Wheeling Island’s Own Town Hall” Eugene Long 1924-2011 Photos taken by John Bowman November 1, 1998

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