Newport, c. 1907
Newport Riverfront, June, 1921
|Celebrating the 400th year of Columbus' Discovery of America
From a Facebook post by Jim Hughes
Newport, 1861. Newport Belle, a ferry, left;
unknown packet on the right.
|Newport Ferry, c. 1880's|
|Newport Barracks can be seen in the two left hand images here.|
|The Ferry City of Newport, (left, May 10, 1888) The City of Newport ran well after the Suspension Bridge opened, but shut down on September 7, 1891, when the Central Bridge opened. She later ended up being re-built as the wharf boat at Patriot, Indiana. from the S&D Reflector, Summer, 1976|
“The two sidewheel Cincinnati and Newport ferryboats will be sold at auction on the 10th of next month. Too many bridges at Cincinnati for the ferryboat business.” Inland Waterways Journal, April 1, 1893
“But $1,000 was offered for the two Newport ferryboats at auction at that place a day or two ago. Capt. John Williamson ordered the sale stopped, claiming that the machinery was worth at least $3000 as scrap iron.” Inland Waterways Journal, April 1, 1893
“When the Newport and Cincinnati Bridge [Central Bridge] was built and side-wheel ferryboats, City of Newport and City of Cincinnati, lost their usefulness and were sold. The machinery of both were removed and both were converted into wharf boats. The former is now doing service at Patriot, Ind., and the latter at Warsaw, Ky.”Inland Waterways Journal, December 29, 1894
Wharf Boats in Newport
We assume that's the ice of 1917, but are not certain.
Thin Water, 1896.
“To Miss Jessie Cox, Springfield, Mo., I am nearly frozen.”
postmarked Newport, January 1, 1910, 7:30 a.m.,
published by Ira N. Beam, 333 York Street
|from a Facebook post by
Martha Battistone Martin
Radio Station WNOP
a.k.a., The Jazz Ark, a.k.a., Radio Free Newport. More here.
Lou Rawls sings the WNOP sign-off version of the Star Spangled Banner
|Looking South from the flood wall||The Ice of 1977-1978|
|The Big Mac, 1971
From Facebook posts by Kurt Hultquist
|The Daniel Carter Beard Bridge, about which more at this site. But known to all as the Big Mac, for its golden arches. from a Jim Robb posting on Facebook||Looking South from the Ohio side. From a Facebook post by Kurt Hultquist|
Looking from Newport
|looking east||looking south|
|Two views of the east end of the flood wall, c. 1968|
|Vice President Alben Barkley dedicates the new floodwall in 1951.|
From a Facebook post by Jim Robb