National Geographic : 1932 May
Photograph byAcme RACING NECK AND NECK, MODERN RIVER PACKETS RECAPTURE THE THRILLS OFLONG AGO The glamour and romance of early steamboating days on the Ohio have passed away like last night's dream, torevive only onexciting occasions like this, when, in 1929, the wooden-hulled Betsy Ann (left) raced the steel-hulled Tom Greene (right) fromCincinnati toNew Richmond. The latter won by a scant ten feet. Distance, 20 miles; time, 2 hours, 21 minutes. Cincinnati still maintains passenger packet service with Pittsburgh, Charleston, West Virginia, and Louisville. The Central Bridge of Cincinnati in the background.