• Eleonore (Towboat/packet, 1902-1916)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Towboat BUILT: Beardstown, Illinois, 1902 FINAL DISPOSITION: Capsized, June, 1916, 20 miles above Memphis OWNERS: Lee Line RIVERS: Mississippi River OTHER INFOR…

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  • Helen Blair (Packet, 1896-1920)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: 1896 at Harmar, Ohio FORMERLY: Urania FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled at Memphis in June 1920 OWNERS: Captain Walter Blair (1901); White Collar Line…

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  • Alabama (Packet, 1912-1934)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: Point Pleasant, West Virginia, 1912 FINAL DISPOSITION: Rebuilt into a quarter boat in 1934 OWNERS: St. Louis and Tennessee River Packet Company OF…

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  • H. M. Carter (Packet, 1901-1908)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: 1901 at Jeffersonville, Indiana by Howard Ship Yards FINAL DISPOSITION: Exploded her boilers near Bayou Goula on November 20, 1908 OWNERS: Carter…

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  • Washington (Excursion boat, 1921-1938)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Excursion boat BUILT: 1880 as the Sidney; built at Murraysville, West Virginia (hull) and completed at Wheeling, West Virginia; rebuilt at Mound City, Illinois…

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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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  • Dubuque (Packet, 1896-1919)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: 1879 at Cincinnati, Ohio as the Pittsburgh FORMERLY: Pittsburgh BECAME: Capitol in 1919 OWNERS: 1896: Diamond Jo Packet Line; 1911: Streckfus Stea…

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  • Ouachita (Packet, 1922-1940)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: 1922 at Nashville, Tennessee FORMERLY: George Prince FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled in January 1940 OWNERS: Captain L.V. Cooley; Captain Fred Hornb…

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  • Bald Eagle (Packet, Towboat, 1898-1934)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet; Towboat BUILT: Madison, Indiana 1898 FINAL DISPOSITION: Sank in 1934 OWNERS: Eagle Packet Company (1929); Lyne Brothers OFFICERS & CREW: Morris P. Ander…

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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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  • Alabama (Packet, 1912-1934)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: Point Pleasant, West Virginia, 1912 FINAL DISPOSITION: Rebuilt into a quarter boat in 1934 OWNERS: St. Louis and Tennessee River Packet Company OF…

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  • L. H. Buhrman (Towboat, 1899-1903)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Towboat BUILT: 1899 at Hawesville, Kentucky FINAL DISPOSITION: Burned near Stevenson, Kentucky in March 1903 OWNERS: Cincinnati Cooperage Company RIVERS: Missis…

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  • Majestic (Excursion boat/Packet, 1914-1914)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Excursion boat/Packet BUILT: 1890 at Harmar, Ohio at Knox Yard FORMERLY: Keystone State (1890) FINAL DISPOSITION: Hit an intake tower or pier and was lost at Ch…

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Columbia (Packet/Excursion boat, 1897-1918)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Packet BUILT: Clinton, Iowa, by W. J. Young & Company, 1897 FINAL DISPOSITION: Snagged on Illinois River near Pekin, Illinois, and sank July 5, 1918 OWNERS: W.…

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  • Lock and Dam (Mississippi River)

    PHOTO DESCRIPTION: A print from the panoramic series 128 of the construction of the Lock and Dam, with cars on rail road tracks and a bridge in the background, at Keokuk, Iowa in 1911. This is the six…

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