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This page is dedicated  to my Grandfather Robert R Hanna





Pittsburgh's Welcome Week

                                Steamboat Races  

                                                       1949, 1950, 1951


The Races
1949 - Homestead Vs William Larimer Jones   

1950 -  Homestead vs. Titan

1951 - Homestead vs. William Larimer Jones

The Roberts Steamboat Trophy

Pittsburgh's Welcome Week 

Links to other sites

Boats on the Monongahela

Steamboat Building in Elizabeth Pa 

Guest book


These pages are dedicated  to my Grandfather, Robert R. Hanna, Captain of the Homestead, my grandmother Bess  and their three children  Bob (my dad), and his two sisters Orilla and Pat who made this site possible.

The Homestead and the William Larimer Jones, May 21,  1949

Welcome Week Steamboat Races in Pittsburgh

As part of  Pittsburgh's Welcome Week festivities in 1949, 1950 and 1951, steamboat races were held in with an estimated crowds between 200,000 to 250,000 people.  Along with the boat races, there were numerous other activities such as powerboat races and concerts. I have initially concentrated on the 1949 steamboat race, but will provide much more information in the coming weeks on Pittsburgh's Welcome Week activities.  I have dedicated a separate page to each year's race with the year 1949 containing recordings of the live radio broadcast of the race with interviews with many of the main participates.  There are also numerous links to newspaper articles concerning the race and the activates associated with Welcome Week. I hope you enjoy the site.

Bob Hanna



Until the Guest book is functional you can contact me with comments or suggestions at:   rhanna1 at houston dot rr dot com


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