Monday, October 12, 2009

W.P. Snyder on the move (updated)

For years, I've thought about going up to Marietta OH to see the old steam-powered towboat W.P. Snyder, which is on display as a museum piece. Now I can wait for it to come down the river. According to an AP story, the Snyder will be towed to South Point OH soon for repairs.

That's another boat Adam and I will have to chase down the river.  Because it's to be repaired at South Point, we should be able to see it from Virginia Point Park at Kenova WV or from various places at Catlettsburg KY.

UPDATE: The Snyder's jurney down the river could begin Wednesday, according to the Marietta Times.

1 comment:

tanstaafl said...


Years ago, when I was living in the Parkersburg/Belpre area, I used to go up to Marietta to see the Becky Thatcher at her mooring. I understand she sank a number of years ago, and, hopefully, was refloated. I 've not been down along the Muskingum in Marietta now for at least thirty years--no, make that 40 years, so I have no idea what it may look like now, if it still exists, that is.