Portsmouth (Ohio) Drydock and Steamboat Basin Co., 1851 Statement Offering 2,000 lots for sale. Americana: Canal Era.

Portsmouth (Ohio) Drydock and Steamboat Basin Co., 1851 Statement Offering 2,000 lots for sale.

Ohio: 1851. Broadside reflecting the rapid growth of the American west and the development made possible by canals. Announcing the sale of property by the steamboat company founded 1839, near the Ohio and Scioto Rivers. The company founded the town of Portsmouth at the end of the Ohio Canal, an advantageous location as a transfer point for goods shipped between east and west. According to the broadside, the town has a population of 6,000; is situated on the Ohio 110 miles from Cincinnati; the railroad under construction will connect the town with the Lakes at Sandusky & Cleveland; and steamboat travel to New Orleans takes 6 days. The Ohio and Erie Canal brought much business to the town, as did the construction of the N&W rail yards and the B&O junction, making Portsmouth one of the most important cities between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. A few splits at original folds, not affecting legibility of text. 8 1/2 x 11" Very good overall. Item #21328

Price: $175.00

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