Category Archives: Steamboat Model Video

AMERICA’S FIRST STEAMBOAT EXPLOSION by John Bowman

Henry Miller Shreve’s Steamboat Washington blows her head! Eight persons scalded to death!  EXCERPT from the book, “A HISTORY OF THE STEAMBOAT WASHINGTON THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL WESTERN RIVERS STEAMBOAT” © 2013 John Bowman Wheeling, WV Henry Miller Shreve laid the keel of the riverboat Washington September 10, 1815 in Wheeling, Virginia.  The sternwheel steam-powered Washington was […]

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STEAMBOAT MODELS by John Bowman

See: STEAMBOAT MODELS by John Bowman on YouTube. John’s authentic scale model replicas of Steamboats, and other boats built in Wheeling. All of the models were built from scratch, no kits and no plans. The models were built from available histories and photos. John’s models were built to look as they did when they were […]

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