1918 - The boat is constructed by the James Rees and Sons Co. in Pittsburgh as the Carnegie Steel Co. towboat W.H. Clingerman, the first of the company's boats on the Ohio, Monongahela and Mississippi rivers
1938 - Carnegie renames the boat the J.L. Perry.
1945 - The boat is renamed A-1, then purchased by the Crucible Steel Co., which changes the name once again to W.P. Snyder Jr., after the company's president, William Penn Snyder Jr.
1954 - The Snyder is laid up, put out of business like other vessels of its kind, by the advent of diesel towboats, which require smaller crews.
1955 - The boat is due to be scrapped, but members of the Sons and Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen, working with the Ohio Historical Society, get Crucible to donate it to the State of Ohio.
Sept. 12-16, 1955 - The Snyder travels under its own power on the Monongahela River to Pittsburgh, then heads down the Ohio, stopping at Rochester, Pa.; East Liverpool, Ohio; and Wheeling, W.Va., before arriving in Marietta on Friday, Sept. 16.
SAM SHAWVER The Marietta Times
The W.P. Snyder Jr. heads for its home port on the Muskingum River in Marietta Friday afternoon, followed closely by the Valley Gem sternwheeler.
1988 - The boat undergoes $335,000 in renovations in Warsaw, Ky., before returning to Marietta.
1989 - The Snyder is named a National Historic Landmark.
November 2009 - The boat is towed from Marietta to South Point for a $1.4 million project to replace its hull and paddle wheel.
Friday - The Snyder returns to Marietta and its familiar spot on the Muskingum River, adjacent to the Ohio River Museum.