Steamboat Enterprise/Boatbuilding Center

Steamboat Enterprise/Boatbuilding Center (HMS02)

Location: Brownsville, PA 15417 Fayette County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 1.283', W 79° 53.306'

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Steamboat Enterprise
Fourth steamboat built in Western Pennsylvania, Bridgeport, 1814. Engine design by Daniel French. Captain Henry M. Shreve, commanding. Steamed to New Orleans, Fall, 1814 and returned June 1815. First steamboat to ascend the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.

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.

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HM NumberHMS02
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Year Placed1994
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 3:17pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 594854 N 4430722
Decimal Degrees40.02138333, -79.88843333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 1.283', W 79° 53.306'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 1' 16.98" N, 79° 53' 18.36" W
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Area Code(s)724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 108 Bank St, Brownsville PA 15417, US
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