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Ohio River Museum, Marietta

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The Ohio River Museum is a museum that interprets the history of the Ohio River. The museum is situated on the Muskingum River, near its confluence with the Ohio River, in Marietta, Ohio.

Among the museum's collection is the W.P. Snyder, Jr., the last steam powered towboat on the river.

The oldest remaining pilothouse is from the steamboat 'TELL CITY'. The steamboat was built in 1889 and used to carry passengers and freight on the Ohio River. She was named after the city of Tell City, Indiana on the banks of the Ohio River. She sank on April 6, 1917 in Little Hocking, Ohio. The pilothouse survived the sinking and is on display outside of the museum.
The museum is located a block from the Campus Martius Museum.
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  • Enjoyed a tour of the museum and on the WP Snyder Jr. Our guide was extremely informative and used to work on a paddle boat.  more »
  • I just visited the museum with my parents who are in their 80s and 90s and walk very slowly and with a cane. The staff was extremely helpful putting out chairs for my parents so they could sit while.....  more »
  • The River Museum is fairly informative about the steam age of river travel and commerce. Interesting. The tour if the ship is also fascinating.
  • Very interesting visit.. Found alot of information on our area,that I wasn't aware of... Would recommend this to anyone interested in the boats of Ohio.

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