New Richmond, Point Pleasant, Moscow, Ripley, and Manchester, OH, and Augusta, Maysville, and Washington, KY

Ripley, Ohio 45167

New Richmond, Point Pleasant, Moscow, Ripley, and Manchester, OH, and Augusta, Maysville, and Washington, KY

New Richmond, Point Pleasant, Moscow, Ripley, & Manchester, OH, and Augusta, Maysville, & Washington, KY Professional Review and Guide

"New Richmond's Front Street is lined with steamboat-era homes, many of the frame ones decorated with carved wooden ornaments in the style known as Steamboat Gothic. A great many riverboat pilots came from here, and some retired to these homes so they could keep their eyes on the boats. Captain Ernest Wagner, former master of the Delta Queen and the new Mississippi Queen, made his home here for thirty years. He died in 1978, and the city of New Richmond erected a monument to him near the city’s landing. Near Moscow, you will see, to the right, the huge cooling tower of the William H. Zimmer nuclear power plant, which was converted to coal in 1990.

The tower overshadows tiny Moscow and can be seen from every street in town. Maysville, now unfortunately hidden behind a floodwall, is one of the oldest settlements on the Ohio. It was established in 1784 by the Virginia legislature as a supply point for flatboaters moving west from the former colonies along this great waterway to carve new homes from the wilderness."

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Ripley
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One day to several days
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Year-round
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Nov 2018