Monthly Archives: July 2021

COLEMAN’S FISH MARKET.WHEELING, WV. NICKLES BAKERY DAILY BREAD DELIVERY By John Bowman

COLEMAN’S FISH MARKET.WHEELING, WV. NICKLES DAILY BREAD DELIVERY By John Bowman Nickles Bakery Inc. Martins Ferry, Ohio delivers racks of bread daily to Coleman’s Fish Market in Centre Market Wheeling, WV.

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TOWBOATS. OHIO RIVER TOWBOATS by John Bowman July 2021

TOWBOATS. OHIO RIVER TOWBOATS by John Bowman July 2021 Towboats seen on the Ohio River today are generally pushing (towing) a fifteen-barge tow, three barges abreast and five barges deep. Why call a diesel-powered boat pushing barges on the river a towboat?  When were Ohio River steamboats first called Towboats?  The first river ‘Towboats’ were […]

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WALKER DICK. OHIO VALLEY YACHT CLUB. WHEELING, WV by John Bowman

WALKER DICK. OHIO VALLEY YACHT CLUB. WHEELING, WV by John Bowman July 9, 2021 WW II had just ended and in 1945 a young man in his early 20s made his return to Wheeling.  This was Walker Dick.  Walker had been in New York City performing and working as an acrobat when his family gave […]

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