The stage was no sooner set than up the river came the flatboat from Creek House.
The launching of that flatboat was made a feast-day in the neighborhood.
From Pittsburg they floated down the Ohio in a flatboat in company with several other young emigrant families.
Yet the steamboat did not drive the flatboat from the Western rivers.
I would not put it past them to descend the Ohio in a flatboat, till they come here.
Did you meet a flatboat floating down the river about an hour ago?
It was blowing not so strongly as before, but with sufficient power to start the flatboat slowly up stream.
This was the establishing of steamboat and flatboat communication with New Orleans.
Suddenly two men with guns came out of the woods, but at the sight of the flatboat stood petrified.
"Here is a flatboat," said Ben, who was the first to discover it.