Mary Wheeler Collection
Wheeler, Mary (1892-1979)
The back of this photograph states, "Liberty 1908 side wheel Rum Runner." According to Way's Packet Directory, 1848-1983, LIBERTY (Way #3453), a sidewheel packet boat with a wooden hull (128.4 x 20.5 x 4.2), was built in 1900 at Middleport, OH.
McCracken County Public Library
Lower Ohio River Valley
Permission must be obtained from the McCracken County Public Library, Local and Family History Department
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