Captain Mary B. Greene

Captain Mary B. Greene (HM1HPN)

Location: Covington, KY 41011 Kenton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 5.472', W 84° 30.39'

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1868 - 1949

— Lady Riverboat Captain on the Ohio —

Mary Greene was born the daughter of a country storekeeper. When she
married Captain Gordon C. Greene, she left the land to make her life and
raise her family on the rivers of America. Captain Mary one of the few
women to become a licensed boat master and river pilot.

The exploits of Mary Greene are legendary She steered through a cyclone,
survived an explosion of nitroglycerin, and gave birth to a son while her
boat was locked in an ice gorge. After the death of her husband, in 1927,
Captain Mary ran the 28 paddlewheelers of the Greeneline Steamers Company
including the Delta Queen.

This sculpture made possible by:
Central Trust of Kenton County, Kenton National Bank,
Huntington Bank of Kenton County
sculptor: Michael Price
an official project of the
Greater Cincinnati Bicentennial Commission, 1988
Year Placed1988
Placed ByCentral Trust of Kenton County, Kenton National Bank, Huntington Bank of Kenton County,Greater Cincinnati Bicentennial Commission
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Date Added Saturday, November 8th, 2014 at 3:04pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 715653 N 4329857
Decimal Degrees39.09120000, -84.50650000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 5.472', W 84° 30.39'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 5' 28.32" N, 84° 30' 23.4" W
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Area Code(s)859
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301 Riverside Dr, Covington KY 41011, US
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