Description

Black and white sketch of Phillip Pennywit, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

The pioneer riverman

Philip Pennywit

Born 1793 in Virginia.. Early in life he navigated the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers with a keelboat… He came to Arkansas 1828 in command of the "Facility"… He made five round trip voyages between the mouth of the river and Ft. Gibson during the boating season..

The facility was too large for use on the Arkansas River and Capt. Pennwit replaced it with the Waverly..... In 1830 he took the Waverly up the White River to Batesville.

He continued as a riverman until 1847 then entered mercantile business in Van Buren and later in Little Rock. Capt. Pennywit never married.. He died 1868.

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 48

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Phillip Pennywit, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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