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Mike Fink
An early drawing of Mike Fink, on a keelboat, with rifle in hand, ready to take on anyone, who challenged him, to a shooting match.
Born c. 1770–1780
Fort Pitt, Province of Pennsylvania (British Royal Colony), present-day Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died c. 1823 (aged 43–53)
Other names Miche Phinck, Bangall, The Snapping Turtle
Occupation scout, hunter, keelboatman, riverman
Known for his near folklorish, tales and legends, as the Ohio and Mississippi keelboat riverman, who could outshoot, outfight, and outdrink all challengers

Mike Fink (also spelled Miche Phinck) (c. 1770/1780 – c. 1823), called "king of the keelboaters", was a semi-legendary brawler and river boatman who exemplified the tough and hard-drinking men who ran keelboats up and down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.

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