Not Many Know About The Century-Old Shipwreck That Occurred In This West Virginia River

When you picture a shipwreck, you might think of the tragic tale of the Titanic. Or maybe your mind jumps right to the thrill of sunken treasure. But odds are, there’s one thing you don’t think of when you hear the word shipwreck – the state of West Virginia. But believe it or not, West Virginia has seen her share of shipwrecks, some of which can still be found at the bottom of lakes and rivers throughout the state to this day. And what better place to start a story about a shipwreck in West Virginia than with the Ohio River.

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To learn more about the H. K. Bedford and see another photo of her steaming along the Ohio River, visit the Historic Harmar Village in Marietta, Ohio’s facebook page here.

Another Ohio River-related disaster that was much, much worse than the sinking of the H. K. Bedford was the collapse of the Silver Bridge, which you can read some about here.

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