Bell- California Boatyard Bell, Pennsylvania
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Kimroppi
N 40° 04.091 W 079° 53.356
17T E 594718 N 4435915
This bell is located at the California Boatyards Historical Marker in California, PA.
Waymark Code: WM6DW8
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 05/18/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 2

A major steamboat building center along the Monongahela, 1851-79, no less than 131 boats were constructed here (74 in the 1850s alone), primarily for the western river trade. The boatyards ceased operations when the railroad (PV&C) acquired the right-of-way in 1879. The bell is marked above with the years 1776 and 1976. No additional information about the bell is provided. I don't know if it is original to the location.
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