The first Ferris wheel by George Ferris. Build by George Ferris and sometimes known as The Chicago Wheel, it opened to the public on June 21, 1893, at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.
"Ghost Ship" in a creek near Cincinnati off Ohio river. The "Circle Line V" was launched on April 12, 1902 as the "Celt" and has had a long and interesting history before being ground in the creek off the final owner's property in 1986. It rots there to this day. More info at: http://queencitydiscovery.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-ghost-ship.html