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Shanty boat on display

‘Floating homes’ were common vessels

September 23, 2012
By SAM SHAWVER , Parkersburg News and Sentinel

MARIETTA - Shanty boats, a common sight during the first half of the 20th century, have all but disappeared from the Ohio and Muskingum rivers. But visitors to Marietta's Campus Martius and Ohio River Museums will soon have a chance to tour one of the vessels, thanks to a Gallipolis family and the Sons and Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen.



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