Wharf Boat at the Mouth of the Ohio River, October 1848, from Sketchbook

Maker and role
Artist: Seth Eastman, American, 1808-1875
Year
1848-1849
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Object detail

Media/Materials
Graphite on paper
Credit line
Gift of the Pearl Brewing Company
Accession number
1961.5.30
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Location
Further information
Wharf boats served as floating warehouses, while flatboats used oars and the river's current to transport goods downstream. Ferries offered the only means to cross the powerful and wide river.
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