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Marietta’s W.P. Snyder heads to repair yard

Restored boat due back by April 14

October 11, 2013

Prior to Thursday, the W.P. Snyder Jr....

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atlas2025

Oct-11-13 7:05 AM

I know it probably wont happen but...my goodness how cool would it be to see her steaming under her own coal fired power?

This area really needs some steam power attractions around here. The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway is putting a 0-6-0 steam engine back into operation. So there is that.

Well here's hoping for a safe journey for the Snyder. Can't wait to see her when she returns.

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sounder

Oct-11-13 12:02 PM

I agree with the comment posted by atlas2025. As it exists today, the Snyder isn't the most interesting monument to showcase the history of working boats on any of the Inland Rivers of the U.S. If she can't be restored to the condition where she might "steam up" then why leave the vessel floating in the Muskingum River? If her only value is that of relic from the past then the tugboat could easily do that from a permanent dry land location. If it can't move in the water then what is the difference if the vessel is brought ashore, secured and available for tours? It doesn't make sense to spend the money for restoration when it just sits at the riverside collecting flood debris and trash.

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BeRight

Oct-12-13 8:54 AM

Well, it is not often you see a million dollars of taxpayer money being pushed down river.

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