It may be somewhat ironic, in a book about an amusement park, that my favorite images are of the stern-wheel steamers which carried pleasure-seekers from Pittsburgh and Wheeling to the park.
In the photograph above, the Homer Smith awaits passengers along the Mon Wharf in Pittsburgh in 1928.
A series of these photographs are shown in the book. One with the skyline of Pittsburgh under construction and one with the Homer Smith adorned with a banner reading, "All Day Excursion to Rock Springs Park."
The smokestacks on the upper deck could be tipped backwards to allow passage beneath certain bridges.