The Public Landing

The Public Landing (HM1Y66)

Location: Marietta, OH 45750 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 24.635', W 81° 27.119'

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The roadway down to the river from this pint was once the busy route for freight and passengers using the many steamboats that served Marietta. For more than 100 years, boats in a variety of trades on the Ohio and Muskingum rivers made this landing an important shipping point. The Pittsburgh-Charleston steamer Liberty ended the packetboat era in 1936.

Smokestack designs on the column are from a few of the boats that once regularly called here. The combination of feathers, puddings and rolls topping the tall, black stacks was a tradition of steamboat architecture. The stacks reflected the tastes of the owners and the most elaborate were not always found on the largest boat.
HM NumberHM1Y66
Placed ByThe J. Mack Gamble Fund, Sons and Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen
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Date Added Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 461089 N 4362438
Decimal Degrees39.41058333, -81.45198333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 24.635', W 81° 27.119'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 24' 38.1" N, 81° 27' 7.14" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-104 Greene St, Marietta OH 45750, US
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