Category Archives: WV Independence Hall

Civil War Steamboat Models by John Bowman Liberty No. 2 Transport

Civil War Steamboat Transport Liberty No 2 Model by John Bowman. The Civil War side-wheel packet Liberty No 2 on display at West Virginia Independence Hall, Wheeling, West Virginia was built by the Wilson, Dunlevy & Wheeler Yard at Wheeling, Virginia in 1861 for Capt. Charles Booth. T. Sweeney & Co. of Wheeling placed her […]

Read More


“A HISTORY OF THE STEAMBOAT WASHINGTON” THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL WESTERN RIVERS STEAMBOAT John Bowman $6.00 Available on 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 […]

Read More