The Rivers of Steel maintains a number of historical sites in southwestern Pennsylvania, with one of the most notable being the Carrie Furnaces in Rankin/Swissvale (just southeast of the city).
In 2018 the nonprofit launched a new riverboat tour that takes place on Pittsburgh's three rivers. This one takes patrons on a journey through Pittsburgh's history, laying out where we've come from as a city and how the citizens of the past have paved the way to our prosperous future.
As this tour is one of the most in-depth lessons you'll get on all things Pittsburgh, it is aptly named like a university course- PGH 101: An Intro to Innovation. But instead of being set in a classroom, this one using the views of the city from the rivers to really bring the region's history to life.
We were fortunate enough to attend a media event for the launching of this tour in summer 2018, and share the experience in this one!
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