Archive for October, 2012

SSHSA Article

Monday, October 29th, 2012

It’s been much too long since my last post.  I have an article in the Steamships Historical Society of America (SSHSA) magazine PowerShips Fall 2012 No 283.  The synopsis follows:


No Place for a Lady!: Journal of the Wife of a Steamboat Captain:  With a load of freight aboard the steamboat Mollie Ebert, Captain George Washington Ebert left the Georgetown, Pa., landing destined for Fort Benton in the Montana Territory.  Nancy Ann (Poe) Ebert accompanied her husband on that river voyage. They were steaming right into Indian territory a few years before General Custer and the Seventh Cavalry’s ride to death at the Little Bighorn.  Great great grandson Francis Nash draws on Nancy Ebert’s journal account of the journey for a fascinating history of steamboat commerce in 1869.



The story was edited by Jim Pennypacker who is the editor of PowerShips.  He made me look like a professional.  If you can find the periodical, the story is a fun read. 


Keep dry.  We have hurricane Sandy passing through this eve.  Already the winds are gusting and the rain is arriving in sheets so I expect it will be a long night. 




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