Barn with Mural - Clarington, OH
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 39° 45.925 W 080° 52.290
17S E 511006 N 4401729
Quick Description: This little hay barn in the small town of Clarington, Ohio. right on the Ohio River, has a nice mural of the river boat "Liberty" on the side. The Liberty was launched here in 1912 and traveled the Ohio River for 30 years.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 1/30/2009 6:17:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM5PJR
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member fishingwishing
Views: 7

Long Description:
Type: Sternwheel Wooden hull packet Size: 141.8' X 28.7' X 5'
Power: 12'S- 5 ft. from T.N. BARNSDALL/ROYAL/LIBERTY (the 4th LIBERTY).
Launched: 1912: Clarington, Oh. for the Booth family of Clarington.
Destroyed: 1938, Kanauga, Oh., Dismantled. Engines went to VALLEY BELLE
Area: 1912-18, built for upper Ohio R. Wheeling-Clarington trade.
: 1918- Wheeling-New Matamoras, then Parkersburgh; Sept.,to McConnelsville;
Dec. to Pittsburgh- McConnelsville.
1921- Gallipolis-Charleston, then Pittsburgh-Wheeling
1929- Pittsburgh-Charleston
193? Was towboat for GOLDENROD showboat.
Owner: 1912- ?? the Booth family
1936-1938, July 27 when sold for debt, Walter Webster.
Captains: 1912-??, S.W. Litten
1932- Master, Walter C. Booth; Pilot, Wilsie Miller
1938, Raike, Ben
Comments: Opperated for approxinately 30 years.
1936: Was last commercial packet to abandon Pittsburgh as home

Comments: Notes from WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, June 24, 1951
: From a book titled "Sternwheelers on the Great Kanawha River"
by Gerald W. Stuphin and Richard A. Andre:
"Its hull was built from trees personally selected by
Walter C. Booth from the forest in back of Clarington. From
1912 to 1929 when the Liberty came to the Kanawha River, it
operated in a variety of trades on the upper Ohio River. It
was brought to the Kanawha to work the "huckster trade"
bringing chickens and eggs from the farms in the valley to
the markets of Pittsburgh.
:1936, caught in lower Ohio and stripped by vandals of whistle,
bell and fittings and such.


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Construction: Wood

Is this a 'working' barn?: Hay Barn (used to store hay or grains)

Distinctive Features: Barn Art (tell us about it below)

Other Distinctive Features:
Mural of the river boat "Liberty"

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