Two Riverboat Pilots

Two Riverboat Pilots (HM1IVE)

Location: Stockport, OH 43787 Morgan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 32.858', W 81° 47.267'

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— One of Many Points of Interest on the Muskingum River Parkway —

In the heyday of steamboating on the Muskingum, many people made
their livelihood on the river. Jane McMillan, known as Old Jane, was one
of the few women reported to have piloted boats on the river. In the
1840s she was co-owner of the "Zanesville Packet." McMillan worked a variety
of jobs, from cook to pilot. She was reported to know the twists and turns
of the river so well that she could navigate safely at night, something
many pilots refused to do.

Isaac Newton Hook, a descendant of the earliest settlers in Zanesville,
used skills he learned on the Muskingum River as a pilot on the Mississippi
during the Civil War. He shipped supplies needed by the Union army.
His tomb is in the Brick Church cemetery between Hooksburg and
Stockport. He had the grave built out of concrete and above the level
of the 1898 flood. The 1913 flood submerged the tomb, but it survived
and can be viewed to this day.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number5- 58
Year Placed1997
Placed ByMuskingum River Parkway the Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, January 19th, 2015 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 432313 N 4377847
Decimal Degrees39.54763333, -81.78778333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 32.858', W 81° 47.267'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 32' 51.48" N, 81° 47' 16.02" W
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Area Code(s)740
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2120 Stockport Lock Rd, Stockport OH 43787, US
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