Boiler Corner Landing at the Ohio Levee

Marietta Levee

Boiler Corner Landing at the Ohio LeveeIntersection of Greene, Front and Ohio Streets
In the 1810s Major John Lawrence Lewis ordered a large boiler from an eastern foundry, probably in Pittsburgh. Major Lawrence failed to pay the freight charges when the boiler arrived in Marietta and Dudley Woodbridge, a local storekeeper, paid the likely large bill instead. The boiler rested against the south wall of his store, awaiting a buyer for many years. It became a convenient stage for tale-telling and a resting place for those waiting on ferry boat rides. The boiler was eventually moved and buried where you find the marker today.