Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Riverside Park & Captain Mary B. Greene

Riverside Park, Covington, Kenton County
This is a small park that sits beside the Ohio River in Covington.  Across the river
is Cincinnati, and surrounding the park are numerous beautiful historic homes.

Captain Mary B. Greene, 1868-1949

"Mary Greene was born the daughter of a country storekeeper.  When she married Captain Gordon C. Greene, she left the land to make her life and raise her family on the rivers of America.  Captain Mary was one of the few women to become a licensed boat master and river pilot.

The exploits of Mary Greene are legendary.  She steered through a cyclone, survived an explosion of nitroglycerine, and gave birth to a son while her boat was locked in an ice gorge.  After the death of her husband in 1922, Captain Mary ran the paddlewheelers of the Greeneline Steamers Company, including the Delta Queen."

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