George J. Streator's cruise of the Thomas Say in 1885



In September of 1885 George J. Streator, nurseryman and amateur naturalist of Garrettsville, Ohio, and his friend, s. M. Luther, druggist and also an amateur naturalist, made a collecting trip down the Mahoning River and into the Ohio River on a flat-boat named the Thomas Say. Streator's diary of this excursion has come to light, and excerpts from it have been edited to give modern students an account of this collecting trip made 76 years ago. My thanks are given to Sydney V. Streator, son of George J. Streator, for loan of the diary and for encouragement in making this study.


How to Cite: Dexter, R. W. (1961) “George J. Streator's cruise of the Thomas Say in 1885”, Sterkiana. 5(1).