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  • n. A paddle wheel positioned at the stern of a vessel


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  • I can remember the sternwheel steamers, three at a time, lined up against the bank of the Yukon River.

    The Future of the North

  • But she answered gallantly to the call, and glided out of the way just is the broad bow of the sternwheel steamboat came along, raising a white, foam-crested wave as she breasted the swift current.

    Motor Boat Boys Mississippi Cruise or, The Dash for Dixie

  • In carrying on our contract we had in use a stanch sternwheel steamboat and a number of barges for towing stone from the quarries to De Vall's Bluff, where the railroad bridge was being built.

    With Sabre and Scalpel. The Autobiography of a Soldier and Surgeon

  • Hill was the Mississippi steamboat agent at one end; at the other, an old Hudson Bay trader, Norman W. Kittson, ran two little old sternwheel steamboats from Breckenridge to W.nnipeg.

    The Railroad Builders; a chronicle of the welding of the states

  • She was roused from it by the scream of a whistle, and the hoonch-hoonch of a sternwheel steamer.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • - A piece of sternwheel and Marietta history was apparently lost this weekend as the showboat Becky Thatcher sank at its mooring on Neville Island in the Ohio River, just north of Pittsburgh, Pa.

    Latest Articles

  • The 35th annual Ohio River Sternwheel Festival will draw more than two dozen sternwheel river boats, along with some 85,000 spectators, who will enjoy music, food and fireworks.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • The sternwheel captains took to the river under sunny, blue skies Sunday afternoon for the captain's races and crowds gathered to see, including John Provost, of Parkersburg, and his sons J.J., 7, and Gavin, 4.

    The Marietta Times

  • Built in 1918, the Snyder is the last remaining steam-powered sternwheel towboat in existence.

    The Marietta Times

  • After all, it IS the only remaining steam powered sternwheel tugboat in existence today, and Marietta is her home.

    The Marietta Times


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