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The Great Steamboat Catastrophe: The Collision of the Steamboats America and United States on the Ohio River

The Filson Historical Society

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)

New Albany, OH

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Steamboats introduced a powerful new technology to the region, changed river travel, and turned small landings into bustling towns. But steamboat disasters—boiler explosions, collisions, and fires—were not uncommon. This program examines the collision of the America and the United States in 1868 and what the disaster tells us about life and death along the Ohio River during the steamboat era.

 

Dr. Mark V. Wetherington is the director of The Filson Historical Society.



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The Carnegie Center
201 E Spring Street
New Albany, OH 47150

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)


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