Alan Mays

Alan Mays

Posted on 08/11/2018


Photo taken on August 11, 2018


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Steamboat Mary, Wrightsville and Columbia, Pennsylvania, ca. 1907

Steamboat Mary, Wrightsville and Columbia, Pennsylvania, ca. 1907
"Steamboat Mary, Wrightsville and Columbia, Pa. B. D. Beittel, Columbia, Pa."

An early postcard of Steamboat Mary, which evidently ran on the Susquehanna River between Wrightsville, York County, and Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The card dates to the first decade of the twentieth century (circa 1907, based on the postmark of another copy I spotted elsewhere on the web).

In the background is the Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge, a steel truss bridge that was built in 1896. It carried railroad and automobile traffic over the river until it was dismantled in 1963.

David Slater (Spoddendale), John FitzGerald, Deborah Lundbech, Smiley Derleth have particularly liked this photo


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John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald
An interesting glimpse of the period.
5 weeks ago.
Alan Mays has replied to John FitzGerald
Thanks, John!
5 weeks ago.