River/Canal Stories

1825 Steamboat Velocipede sinks, leaving treasure
1831 The Ohio Canal
  Steamboat Belvedere
1832 Steamboat Polander
  Steamboat Dolphin burns
  U.S. Mail Packet The Portsmouth Burns
  Ohio River Canal Completed After 7 Years of Construction
1834 Steamboat Nimrod sank
1835 Steamboat Lady Franklin hit by The Portsmouth, sinks
1850 Steamer New England Sinks
1858 1858 Flood
1860 The Bostona
1878 Dixon children drown
1882 The Steamboat Scioto Sinks
1884 1884 Flood
  Murder on the Steamer Minnie Bay
1887 Warren Coriell
1893 Seals escape into the Scioto River
1894 William Barrett Family Drowns in Scioto River
1895 Traffic Suspended
1896 Lizzie Jones
1897 Silver Wave Steamer was Burned
  To Improve The Canal
1898 Ohio River Over Banks
1899 Ohio River Rising
  Surveyors Start Work on Ohio Ship Canal
1901 1901 Flooding
  Lowlands Flooded
1903 Ohio River Rising An Inch An Hour
1904 Ferryboat, B. F. Bennett Sinks
1905 Towboat Dobsworth
1906 River Improvement
1916 Amanda Huddleston Jumps from bridge

1931 Flood Takes the Life of Thomas Justice

Three Lives Taken By Flood

1936 Charles Smittle First Victim in Lower Valley Region
  CCC Workers sand bag flood wall
  City Proves Man Can Ward Off Disaster
  Steamers Go Aground Blocking Ohio River
1937 1937 Flood Stories
  1937 Flood Photo
  Higher Flood Wall Approved
1940 Mrs. Ruie Ketter drowns at Sciotoville
1945 U.S. Army Helps with Flood Situation
1948 Portsmouth High School Teacher, son, & brother-in-law Drown in Ohio River
1966 Traffic Jam on River