• War Eagle (Packet, 1854-1870)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: 1854 at Fulton (Cincinnati), Ohio FINAL DISPOSITION: Burned at La Crosse, Wisconsin on May 15, 1870 OWNERS: Minnesota Packet Company; La Crosse Lin…

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  • Julia Belle Swain (Packet/Excursion boat, 1917-1931)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Packet/Excursion boat BUILT: 1913 at Santa Rosa, Florida FORMERLY: Charles E. Cessna (1913) FINAL DISPOSITION: Burned in her winter quarters on the Monongahela R…

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  • Greenland (Packet, 1903-1918)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: Harmar, Ohio at Knox Yard, 1903 FINAL DISPOSITION: Sank and lost in ice while at Cincinnati, Ohio marine ways, January 1918 OWNERS: Captain Gordon…

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  • Princess (Packet/Excursion, 1905-1918)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Packet/Excursion BUILT: 1900 by Knox Yard at Harmar, Ohio. Named Francis J. Torrance FORMERLY: Francis J. Torrance FINAL DISPOSITION: Destroyed in ice flow in Ja…

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  • Cape Girardeau (Packet, 1901-1910)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: Madison, Indiana 1899, as War Eagle; rebuilt at St. Louis, Missouri 1901 and renamed Cape Girardeau FORMERLY: War Eagle FINAL DISPOSITION: Sank and…

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  • Katydid (Packet, 1873-1881)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: 1873 at Middleport, Ohio FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled in 1881 OWNERS: R.R. Hudson; Parkersburg and Ohio River Transportation Company; Ed R. Thomas…

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  • Natchez, Mississippi

    PHOTO DESCRIPTION: A levee scene with from left to right, the sidewheel packet Cape Girardeau, the sidewheel lighthouse and buoy tender Lily, the sternwheel U.S. Engineer Department towboat Oleander,…

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  • Ouachita Belle (Packet, 1870-1880)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: 1870 at Jeffersonville, Indiana FINAL DISPOSITION: Sank at Fox Island in November 1880 OWNERS: Captain F.A. Blanks and C.N. Breurd; Major John D. A…

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  • Edinburg (Packet, 1854-1859)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: Brownsville, Pennsylvania, 1854 FINAL DISPOSITION: Burned at Bloody Island near St. Louis on May 15, 1859 OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Dan Able RIVERS…

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  • Quincy (Packet, 1896-1917)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: Dubuque, Iowa, 1896 BECAME: J.S. OWNERS: 1896: Joseph Reynolds, Diamond Jo Line; 1911: Streckfus Line OFFICERS & CREW: 1896: Captain John Killeen (…

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  • Cincinnati (Packet, 1924-1932)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: Hull built by Midland Barge Company, Midland, Pennsylvania and completed at Cincinnati, 1924 BECAME: The excursion boat, President, 1932 OWNERS: 19…

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  • Hibernia (Packet, 1844-1848)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: 1844 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania FINAL DISPOSITION: Burned at St. Louis on March 10, 1848 OWNERS: Captain Klinefelter and others OFFICERS & CREW: C…

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  • Great Republic (Packet, 1867-1876)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: Shousetown, Pennsylvania and completed at Pittsburgh in 1867 BECAME: Grand Republic in 1876 OWNERS: Captain William B. Donaldson (1/3), Joseph P. H…

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  • Belle of the Bends (Packet, 1898-1918)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: 1898 at Jeffersonville, Indiana by Howard Ship Yard BECAME: Liberty FINAL DISPOSITION: Converted into an excursion boat and renamed Liberty OWNERS…

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  • Natchez (Packet, 1869-1879)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: 1869 at Cincinnati, Ohio FINAL DISPOSITION: Stranded at Rising Sun, Indiana on June 6, 1879 and finally ended up at the foot of Ludlow Street in Ci…

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  • Quincy (Packet, 1896-1917)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: Dubuque, Iowa, 1896 BECAME: J.S. OWNERS: 1896: Joseph Reynolds, Diamond Jo Line; 1911: Streckfus Line OFFICERS & CREW: 1896: Captain John Killeen (…

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  • Illinois (Packet, 1852-1863)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: 1852 at Brownsville, Pennsylvania FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled at Mound City, Illinois circa 1863 OWNERS: James Holmes, Redmund J. Grace, William…

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  • James G. Blaine (Packet, 1882-1902)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: East Riverside, Pennsylvania (hull), completed at Brownsville, Pennsylvania, 1882 FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled circa 1902 at Brownsville OWNERS: P…

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  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Waterfront view of sidewheel packets Greenland and Queen City and sternwheel packet Lorena in front of the sky line at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the late 19th or early 20th centur…

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  • America (Packet, 1917-1930)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: 1917, Howard Boatyard, Jeffersonville, Indiana FORMERLY: Indiana FINAL DISPOSITION: Burned at Jeffersonville, Indiana, September 8, 1930 OWNERS: Lo…

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