Monongahela River Buffs Set First Meeting

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
15 May 2011
By staff reports

The Monongahela River Buffs' first meeting of the year is planned for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the River Museum, 175 Second St., Monongahela, with guest speaker Jay Mohney.

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the first steamboat on western waters of the United States. The New Orleans was built in Pittsburgh in 1811 and its voyage from there to New Orleans ushered in the era of commercial steamboat navigation on the western rivers.

The museum will be open on Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. or by appointment.

For information, contact: George Hutchko 724-258-6231 or e-mail