1901-1992Riverman, author, historian, America's foremost authority on inland waterways. Captain Way lived close to this spot, on River Avenue. Reared in Edgeworth on land settled by the Way family before 1800, he was the first president of the Sewickley Valley Historical Society and served as summer editor of the Sewickley Herald. A pilot of steamboats large and small, for a number of years he was the owner and operator of the packet boat Betsy Ann. Among his seven books about the rivers is The Saga of the Delta Queen, in which he describes his role in bringing her from the west coast through the Panama Canal to the Mississippi River system. For fifty years president of the Sons and Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen, he was the sponsor of the River Museum in Marietta, Ohio. Upon his death there, his ashes were carried up river by Delta Queen for interment in Sewickley Cemetery.
|Placed By||Sewickley Valley Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 3:25pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 568965 N 4487709|
|Decimal Degrees||40.53726667, -80.18565000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 32.236', W 80° 11.139'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 32' 14.16" N, 80° 11' 8.34" W|
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|Area Code(s)||412, 724|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 400 Ohio River Blvd, Sewickley PA 15143, US|
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