Category Archives: Hall of Fame Podcast

Podcast: William Peter Sprague

Peter Sprague was one of the most prolific boat builders of the 19th century. The boat he built that carried his name was perhaps the most famous towboat of the 20th century. Never miss an episode! To subscribe to this … Continue reading

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Podcast: John Wesley Powell

In this episode we feature famed explorer of the Grand Canyon, John Wesley Powell. But Powell’s contributions stretch far beyond his cinematic-worthy white-water exploration through the Grand Canyon. He greatly broadened U.S. exploration, he became a renowned director of the … Continue reading

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Podcast: Captain Mary B. Greene

In this episode, we highlight the amazing life and career of Captain Mary Becker Greene. You can also subscribe to this podcast series through iTunes by CLICKING HERE. Captain Mary served her final years on the legendary “Delta Queen” steamboat. … Continue reading

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Podcast about inventor James Rumsey

Twenty years before Robert Fulton debuted his successful steamboat, James Rumsey unveiled his revolutionary “jet” propelled steamboat in 1787.

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Podcast about Henry Rowe Schoolcraft

In this episode we highlight the leader of the 1832 expedition to the locate the source of the Mississippi River: Henry Rowe Schoolcraft.

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Podcast about explorer Alexander Mackenzie 

In this episode we highlight the first Euro-American to cross North America: Alexander Mackenzie. Enjoy and share with your friends and family!

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Podcast about legendary river history writer Dr. Louis C. Hunter

This episode highlights the author of one of the great masterworks in chronicling the importance of river transportation and the steamboat era: Dr. Louis C. Hunter.

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Podcast about legendary Missouri River Captain Joseph LaBarge

In this episode, we review the life of one of the great Missouri River steamboat captains, Captain Joseph LaBarge.

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Podcast about the advocate for the Erie Canal

A canal to connect trade from the Great Lakes across New York to the Hudson River – that was the vision and accomplishment of New York governor DeWitt Clinton. Enjoy!

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Podcast about explorer La Salle

This episode of the National Rivers Hall of Fame podcast spotlights explorer Rene Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle. La Salle was one of North America’s foremost explorers whose travels expanded knowledge of the Ohio River, the Great Lakes, and … Continue reading

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