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Cabell-Wayne Historical Society Collection
Marshall University Archives and Special Collections
1975.06.0099, Box 03, Series IIa, Folder 26, Item 04:"Chesapeake" (the first) steamboat,12.5x17.5cm frist Chesapeake #204. "Chesapeake" (the first) Built in Ironton, Ohio. Capt. Edwin F. Maddy, Master. Ran various upper Ohio River short trades. 14's-4 Ft. engines and very fast. dismantled in April, 1887 some boys were planing with a wagon on the Pittburgh wharf, it got away from them, rolled riverward, and the tongue stabbed the dismantled hulk of the old "Chesapeake" and she sank.
""Chesapeake" (the first) steamboat" (2021). 0099: Cabell-Wayne Historical Society Collection. 927.