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Examples of Shippingsport
Boats drawing from nineteen to twenty-six inches water can almost at all seasons ply on the Upper Ohio, and during the periods that the large boats are detained below the Falls, they are constantly employed in transporting produce, intended for the markets on the Mississippi, to Louisville, from whence it is drayed round to Shippingsport and re-shipped.
The weather having become cold and disagreeable towards the latter end of December, I set out for New Orleans.
Flat-boats are also employed for this purpose, and they are preferred, as they pass over the Falls, and thus land-carriage is avoided.
The larger class of steam-boats lay then at Shippingsport, immediately below the falls of Ohio, the river not being sufficiently high to enable them to pass over those rapids.
The length of this canal is about two and a half miles, and the original estimate was 200,000 dollars, but this sum has been found insufficient.
It contains a few good brick dwelling-houses, and a number of excellent hack-carriages are stationed near the steam-boat landing.