• Trimble (Ferry, 1895-1930?)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Ferry BUILT: 1895 at Madison, Indiana FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled at Shawneetown, Illinois circa 1930 OWNERS: C.L. Melcher; J.D. Taylor; Clarence Hisle; Captai…

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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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  • City of Louisville (Packet, 1894-1918)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: Jeffersonville, Indiana by Howard, 1894 FINAL DISPOSITION: Sank, due to ice, January 30, 1918 OWNERS: Louisville and Cincinnati Packet Company OFFI…

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  • Indiana (Sidewheel, 1900-1916)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Packet/excursion BUILT: 1900, Jeffersonville, Indiana by Howard Ship Yards BECAME: Rebuilt after fire and renamed America FINAL DISPOSITION: Partially burned at…

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  • Donca (Packet, 1901-1909?)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: Catlettsburg, Kentucky, 1901 FINAL DISPOSITION: Sank behind the Ohio River dike opposite Madison, Indiana OWNERS: Cando Packet Company RIVERS: Ohi…

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  • Pilgrim (Excursion/Packet, 1916-1924)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheell BOAT TYPE: Excursion/Packet BUILT: 1916 at Jeffersonville, Indiana by Howard Ship Yard BECAME: Harry G. Drees FINAL DISPOSITION: 1924 sold to St. Louis; renamed Harry G. D…

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  • Attaboy (Towboat, 1923?)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Towboat BUILT: 1923 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania OWNERS: T.J. Reynolds RIVERS: Ohio River OTHER INFORMATION: Towed the showboat Majestic; sold to Indiana Univers…

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  • Julius Fleischmann (Towboat, 1918-1945)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Towboat BUILT: 1897, Jeffersonville, Indiana, named Dolphin No. 3 FORMERLY: 1897: Dolphin No. 3; 1916: Harry Anderson FINAL DISPOSITION: Sank, March 21, 1945 op…

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  • Belle of Louisville (Excursion boat, 1962)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Excursion BUILT: 1914 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by James Rees and Sons; renamed Belle of Louisville in 1962 FORMERLY: Idlewild; Avalon OWNERS: Jefferson Count…

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  • G. W. Hill (Packet/Excursion boat, 1909-1923)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet/Excursion boat BUILT: 1909 at Jeffersonville, Indiana by Howard Ship Yards BECAME: Island Maid, 1923 OWNERS: Captain D.W. Wisherd and Sam Gregory OFFICER…

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  • Presidential trips (Herbert Hoover)

    PHOTO DESCRIPTION: President Hoover stopping in Madison, Indiana on his presidential trip on the Ohio River, 1929 with a building decked out in flags and banners for his arrival

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  • Louis-Adams (Ferry, 1938)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Ferry RIVERS: Ohio River OTHER INFORMATION: Operated at Madison, Indiana in 1938 PHOTO DESCRIPTION: On the ways at Madison, Indiana on August 13, 1938

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  • Homer Smith (Packet/excursion, (1914-1928)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet/excursion BUILT: Jeffersonville, Indiana, by Howard Ship Yards, 1914 BECAME: Greater Pittsburgh FINAL DISPOSITION: Renamed: Greater Pittsburgh, 1928 OWNE…

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  • Tell City (Packet, 1889-1917)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: 1889 at Jeffersonville, Indiana by Howard Ship Yard FINAL DISPOSITION: Struck shore headway and sank at Little Hocking, Ohio on April 6, 1917 OWNE…

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  • Julius Fleischmann (Towboat, 1918-1945)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Towboat BUILT: 1897, Jeffersonville, Indiana, named Dolphin No. 3 FORMERLY: 1897: Dolphin No. 3; 1916: Harry Anderson FINAL DISPOSITION: Sank, March 21, 1945 op…

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  • Corker (Packet, 1912-1920)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: Jeffersonville, Indiana, Howard Ship Yards, 1912 BECAME: General Beach FINAL DISPOSITION: Bought by Liberty Transit Company and renamed General Be…

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  • Loucinda (Packet, 1910-1918)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: 1910 at Point Pleasant, West Virginia FINAL DISPOSITION: Wrecked by ice at Cincinnati, Ohio on January 30, 1918 OWNERS: Louisville and Cincinnati…

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  • Morning Star (Packet/Excursion boat, 1901-1922)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Packet/Excursion boat BUILT: 1901 at Jeffersonville, Indiana by Howard Ship Yard FINAL DISPOSITION: Burned at Cincinnati on November 4, 1922 OWNERS: Louisville a…

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  • Robert P. Gillham (Towboat, 1901-1925)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Towboat BUILT: 1901 at Parkersburg, West Virginia BECAME: Henry C. Yeiser, Jr. FINAL DISPOSITION: Renamed in 1925 OWNERS: Campbell's Creek Coal Company OFFICERS…

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  • John W. Hubbard (Packet, 1920-1932)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: Jeffersonville, Indiana by Howard, 1910 and called J. H. Menge FORMERLY: J. H. Menge (1910-1916); M. A. Burke (July 1916-February 1920) FINAL DISP…

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