Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Becky Thatcher leaves Marietta (updated)

The showboat Becky Thatcher has left Marietta, Ohio, for its new home in Pittsburgh. Flickr user gb_packard has some pretty good photos of the old boat leaving Marietta on his photostream, which you can see here.

My mother was born in 1915, and she was old enough to remember when showboats stopped along the part of the Ohio River where she lived.

UPDATE: Flickr user wvtowboater posted some pictures, too.