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Sternwheel steamer Greenbrier (model)

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Sternwheel steamer Greenbrier (model)
Negative #: 49282-B


This object appears in the following sections:

Work and Industry
Tending Aids to Navigation — The Tenders

Sidewheel steamer Joseph Henry (model)

Sternwheel steamer Greenbrier (model)
Catalog #: 320,154, Accession #: 241,746
Currently on display
From the Smithsonian Collection
The model was built by Arthur G. Henning, Inc., from Smithsonian plans in 1962. It was displayed in the Marine Transportation Hall and in the Hall of American Maritime Enterprise from 1978 to the present.
Physical Description
Model is 1/4" scale and measures 46" L x 14" W x 9" H.
Date Made:
Dates Used:
1924 - 1975
Ohio, West Virginia
Ohio and Kanawha Rivers
Greenbrier was built in 1924 for the United States Lighthouse Service at the Charles Ward Engineering Works in Charleston, West Virginia. Typical of tenders built for river duty, the Greenbrier's shallow-draft hull was propelled by a paddle wheel at the stern. Its overall length was 164'6" with a beam of 32'6" and maximum draft of 4'. Based in Cincinnati, the Greenbrier tended navigational aids on the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers until it was decommissioned in 1947. The tender was sold in 1948 and renamed Mississippi by private owners who operated the vessel until 1975.
Related People, Places, and Events
Model builder
Arthur G. Henning, Inc.

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