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Steamboat Enterprise/Boatbuilding Center
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member outdoorboy34
N 40° 01.283 W 079° 53.297
17T E 594867 N 4430722
Quick Description: This Dually Sided PA Historical Marker is located at Dunlap's Creek Park, Bank Street, Brownsville Borough, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 7/30/2017 4:57:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMW9V9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers
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Long Description:
Marker Text:
SIDE 1 (Steamboat Enterprise): Fourth steamboat built in Western Pennsylvania, Bridgeport, 1814. Engine design by Daniel French. Capt. Henry M. Shreve, commanding. Steamed to New Orleans, Fall, 1814 and returned June 1815. First steamboat to ascend the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.

SIDE 2 (Boatbuilding Center): Flatboats and keelboats built here for trade and downriver migration, 1780-1820. From 1825-1903 a leading steamboat construction center. Over 700 steamboats were built in Bridgeport and West Brownsville and completed in Brownsville.
Marker Name: Steamboat Enterprise/Boatbuilding Center

County: Fayette

Date Dedicated: 8/27/1994

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: Dunlap's Creek Park, Bank Street, Brownsville

Category: Business & Industry, Transportation

Website: Not listed

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