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  WHEELING WEST VIRGINIA’S FIRST MAJOR INDUSTRY BOAT BUILDING A 1794 BATEAUX Model by John Bowman “Bateaux” were rowboats propelled by oars, sometimes called skiffs. They were built for speed. They were keel less, smooth, flat-bottomed boats with ends tapering to points. In 1766, at Pittsburgh, Bateaux’ were built for Baynton, Wharton, Morgan & Co. […]

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