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An Eye on the Lower Muskingum: Surviving items from Buckeye Belle

March 16, 2013
The Marietta Times

It was a dark, cold afternoon on November 12, 1852, when the side-wheel steamer Buckeye Belle came up the Muskingum River on her way to Zanesville. About 5 p.m., while the boat was turning slightly to steer into the guard locks in the upper end of the Beverly canal, there was a terrible explosion that shook the recently incorporated little village of Beverly.

 
 
 

 

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