Tidbits From The Past



The sidewheeler Bostonia No. 3 was a brand new vessel that burned at the lower end of Maysville on August 7, 1866.

On June 28, 1881, the sidewheel Pheaton was racing with the Handy when her boilers exploded at Brooks Bar above Maysville resulting in 4 deaths.

The steamboat Big Kanawha was cut down by ice at Maysville in the spring of 1905.

The mouth of Cabin Creek near Maysville was the northern entry into Kentucky for Indian raids and at one time the trail was marked by Indian symbols cut on rocks and trees. There are several reported treasures located along this trail.

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