: Two young men float in inner tubes near the Delta Queen steamboat along the Ohio River in Marietta, Ohio. This paddle steamer is a National Historic Landmark, and was owned for a time by the Greene Line of Cincinnati, Ohio. First put into service in 1927, she served as a passenger ship along inland U.S. waterways for many decades, and is now docked in Chattanooga, Tennessee, as a floating hotel. The image was submitted by photographer Wally Wolf of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, in the Professional category of the Spirit of Ohio Bicentennial Photo Contest.
In August 1976, the Ohio American Revolution Bicentennial Advisory Committee (OARBAC) began the Spirit of Ohio Bicentennial Photo Contest as part of a larger effort in Ohio to celebrate the 1976 American Bicentennial. The contest was meant to document "the spirit and character of the people and places which represent Ohio during [the] bicentennial year," and to create a permanent photographic archive of the year's festivity for use by future researchers. Both professional and amateur photographers submitted over 500 photographs for consideration, all taken within the state between January 1 and December 31, 1976. View on Ohio Memory.
: SA2734AV_B02F17_01_01 Subjects
: American Revolution Bicentennial (1976); Delta Queen (Steamboat); Ohio River; Steamboats; Outdoor recreation; Young men Places
: Marietta (Ohio); Washington County (Ohio)