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Sternwheeler to paddle into new life

Owner has big hopes as boat is being refurbished

September 20, 2013

MARIETTA — A decade ago the historic Claire E sternwheeler, moored on the Muskingum River just north of the Marietta High School boathouse, had been operating as a bed and breakfast under ownership......

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Sep-20-13 9:47 AM

This is great news! I'm glad to hear the CLAIRE E is being restored!

I do want to correct one statement in the article. The boat was not "the first diesel-powered sternwheel towboat to operate on the Ohio River". It is unknown which boat holds that honor, however the 1st sternwheel towboat to come out new, with a diesel engine, was the HARVEY in 1923. When the CLAIRE E was built in 1926 it was named "DIESEL" to help promote the sale & use of diesel engines on the river.

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