• Golden Eagle (Packet/Excursion, 1918-1947)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet/Excursion BUILT: Jeffersonville, Indiana, Howard Ship Yards, 1904 as the Wm. Garig FORMERLY: Wm. Garig FINAL DISPOSITION: Ran aground on Tower Island and…

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  • Ruth (Packet, 1893-1918)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: 1893 at Marietta, Ohio at the Knox Yard FINAL DISPOSITION: Lost in ice at Dam 13 on the Ohio River at McMechan, West Virginia in January 1918 OWNE…

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  • Delta King (Packet/Excursion boat, 1926-1942)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet/Excursion boat BUILT: 1926 at Dunbarton, Scotland and reassembled at Stockton, California BECAME: U.S.S. Delta King FINAL DISPOSITION: Sold to the U.S. N…

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  • New St. Paul (Packet, 1852-1857)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: 1852 at Wheeling, Virginia FINAL DISPOSITION: Snagged and lost at Auberts Island, below St. Auberts, Missouri on the Missouri River on August 9, 18…

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  • Virginia (Packet, 1895-1912)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: 1895 at Cincinnati, Ohio BECAME: Steel City FINAL DISPOSITION: Renamed while undergoing repairs at Point Pleasant, West Virginia in 1912 OWNERS: P…

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  • Queen City (Packet/Wharf boat, 1897-1940)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet/Wharf boat BUILT: 1897 by Cincinnati Marine Railway Company at Cincinnati, Ohio FINAL DISPOSITION: Sank at Pittsburgh in January 1940; her wreckage was b…

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  • National (Packet, 1860-1873)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: 1860 at Jeffersonville, Indiana. Machinery came from the former National (1854-1860) FINAL DISPOSITION: Retired in 1873, she was taken to Cincinnat…

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  • Jo Long (Packet, 1896)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: 1896 at Lyons, Iowa BECAME: Providence (circa 1896) FINAL DISPOSITION: Sold for the Vicksburg-Lake Providence trade and renamed, circa 1896 OFFICE…

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  • Chris Greene (Packet, 1925-1950)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: 1925 at Charleston, West Virginia at the Ward plant (hull) and completed at Gardner Docks, Point Pleasant, West Virginia FINAL DISPOSITION: Sold t…

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  • Bessie Smith (Packet, 1897-1911)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: Hull built at Smithsonia, Alabama, and completed at Florence, Alabama 1897 FINAL DISPOSITION: Burned at Parkersburg, West Virginia March 20, 1911…

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  • Gordon C. Greene (Packet/Excursion, 1935-1952)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Excursion/Packet BUILT: Jeffersonville, Indiana, Howard Ship Yards, 1923 as the Cape Girardeau FORMERLY: Cape Girardeau BECAME: Sarah Lee,1952; River Queen OWNE…

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  • Tom Greene (Packet, 1923-1950?)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: 1923 at Point Pleasant, West Virginia by Marietta Manufacturing Company FINAL DISPOSITION: Bought by Walker Boat Yard in Paducah, Kentucky and con…

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  • City of St. Louis (Packet/Excursion/Harbor boat, 1907-1946?)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Packet/Excursion/Harbor boat BUILT: 1907 at Grafton, Illinois as the Erastus Wells. Name changed about 1932 when sold to Edwin C. Koenig, St. Louis FORMERLY: Era…

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  • Nellie Peck (Packet, 1871-189?)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: 1871 at Brownsville, Pennsylvania OWNERS: Durfee and Peck OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Grant Marsh (1871-72, master) RIVERS: Missouri River OTHER INFO…

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  • Golden Eagle (Packet/Excursion, 1918-1947)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet/Excursion BUILT: Jeffersonville, Indiana, Howard Ship Yards, 1904 as the Wm. Garig FORMERLY: Wm. Garig FINAL DISPOSITION: Ran aground on Tower Island and…

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  • Saint Louis (Packet, 1912-1918)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: 1912 at Howard Ship Yard, Jeffersonville, Indiana FINAL DISPOSITION: Snagged and sank at Sulphur Springs, Missouri, September 2, 1918 OWNERS: St.…

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  • Will S. Hays (Packet, 1882-1888)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: 1882 at Freedom, Pennsylvania (hull) FINAL DISPOSITION: Cut down by ice at the foot of Lesperance Street, St. Louis, on January 31, 1888 OWNERS: An…

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  • Peters Lee (Packet, 1899-1913)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: Jeffersonville, Indiana by Howard, 1899 FINAL DISPOSITION: Sank at Lake Providence, Louisiana, August 1913 OWNERS: Lee Line, Memphis OFFICERS & CR…

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  • Virginia (Packet, 1895-1912)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: 1895 at Cincinnati, Ohio BECAME: Steel City FINAL DISPOSITION: Renamed while undergoing repairs at Point Pleasant, West Virginia in 1912 OWNERS: P…

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  • St. Croix (Packet/Rafter/Towboat, 1870-1894)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet/Rafter/Towboat BUILT: 1870 at Maiden Rock, Wisconsin FINAL DISPOSITION: Hit a log while running the Dubuque bridge in 1894 and was lost OWNERS: 1870: Lor…

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