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The General Harrison of Piqua Arrives


On Wednesday, August 22, 2001 the Piqua Historical Area's new canal boat, the General Harrison of Piqua, arrived by truck from Albany, New York. The new canal boat, built to replace the General Harrison, that had gone out of service in July, 2000, was constructed by Scarno Boat Building. The new boat is very similar to the boat it replaced with one exception: the portion of the hull in the water is constructed of aluminum for longer life. Many people, both from the Piqua community and the Ohio Historical Society, were on hand for what was a very memorable afternoon. The General Harrison of Piqua was lifted into the water with the help of Piqua Steel and Ticon Construction. As soon as the new boat was in the water of the Miami-Erie Canal, those visitors who wished were treated to the first ride on the General Harrison of Piqua.

The following images depict a progression of the day's event. Click on an image for a larger view and brief description.

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The General Harrison of Piqua arrives by truck at the Piqua Historical Area from Albany, New York.
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The General Harrison of Piqua  arrives at the launch site near the boathouse at the Piqua Historical Area.
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The General Harrison of Piqua is on the trailer and ready to be lifted off by Piqua Steel's crane.
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Heavy straps cradle The General Harrison of Piqua as it comes off the trailer to go into the canal at the Piqua Historical Area.
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The General Harrison of Piqua is off the trailer and about to head toward the Miami-Erie Canal.
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The General Harrison of Piqua moves past the General Harrison on its way to the water of the Miami-Erie Canal.
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The General Harrison of Piqua moves past the General Harrison on its way to the water of the Miami-Erie Canal.
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The General Harrison of Piqua inches closer to its new home on the waters of the Miami-Erie Canal.
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The General Harrison of Piqua touches down into the Miami-Erie Canal!
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The General Harrison of Piqua is finally at home in the Miami-Erie Canal at the Piqua Historical Area.

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