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“INLAND RIVER RECORD” 1945 Book by Way, Frederick, Jr. History by John Bowman

“INLAND RIVER RECORD” 1945 Book by Way, Frederick, Jr. History by John Bowman INLAND RIVER RECORD 1945 Way, Frederick, Jr. Steam and Diesel Vessels of the Mississippi River System in Operation as of March 1, 1945 Compiled by Frederick Way, Jr. 1945 121 River Avenue Sewickley, Pa. Sewickley Printing Shop, Inc. 148 pages 5 ½” […]

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“A HISTORY OF THE STEAMBOAT WASHINGTON”

“A HISTORY OF THE STEAMBOAT WASHINGTON” THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL WESTERN RIVERS STEAMBOAT John Bowman $6.00 Available on Amazon.com Books. It is little known that Wheeling is considered the birthplace of the American steamboat. This book documents Henry Miller Shreve’s building of the steamboat Washington at Wheeling, Virginia. The Washington was the first successful Western Rivers […]

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“Steamboats on the Western Rivers in the Civil War”

“Steamboats on the Western Rivers in the Civil War” John Bowman $19.95 Available on Amazon.com Books. This book, Steamboats on the Western Rivers in the Civil War, documents the histories of steamboats that served on the Western Rivers in the American Civil War. The book covers the major events that preceded the American Civil War, […]

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“Bills of Lading Freight on Board Wheeling, W. Va.”

            “Bills of Lading Freight on Board Wheeling, W. Va.” Goods Manufactured and Shipped from Wheeling, W. Va. John Bowman $29.95 Available on Amazon.com Books. The only Wheeling history reference book you will ever need. This book documents over 750 products manufactured and shipped from Wheeling’s major businesses between 1790 […]

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“A Pictorial History of Wheeling and Ohio River Steamboats”

“A Pictorial History of Wheeling and Ohio River Steamboats” John Bowman $29.95 Available on Amazon.com Books. This book is the first authoritative history written that documents the history of steamboats in pictures with a detailed written history of each boat. The book contains over 400 pictures of steamboats, related river scenes and over one hundred-fifty […]

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“Wheeling the Birthplace of the American Steamboat”

“Wheeling the Birthplace of the American Steamboat”John Bowman $14.95 Available on Amazon.com Books. This book documents the history of steamboat building in Wheeling from 1815 through 1900. Beginning with Henry M. Shreve’s Washington built at Wheeling, Virginia in 1815 and launched May 12, 1816. It is little known that Wheeling is considered the birthplace of […]

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