Ship Name

George Washington

Type

steamship

Era

Heroic Age of Sail (1816-1865)

Year Launched

1825

Home Waters

Mississippi and Ohio

Function

Commercial

Displacement (tons)

375

Propulsion Specifications

steam; sidewheeler

Hull

wood

Historical Note

Developed and commanded by Henry Miller Shreve; successful Mississippi River steamboat

Related Images

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George Washington
Image ID: 743

Related People

Shreve, Henry M.

Record ID: 90