• 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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  • Ranger (Ferry)

    BOAT TYPE: Ferry RIVERS: Ohio River; Mississippi River OTHER INFORMATION: Operated at Cairo, Illinois PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Underway with early 20th-century automobiles on board

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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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  • St. Louis (Towboats, 1921-1954)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Screw propeller BOAT TYPE: Towboat BUILT: 1921 at Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled, 1954 OWNERS: 1921: Inland Waterways Corporation; 1953: Federal Barge Line…

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  • La Crosse Queen (Excursion boat, 1982)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Excursion boat BUILT: 1982 at La Crosse, Wisconsin by La Crosse Riverboat Company, Limited; hull built by Mannstedt and Sons FINAL DISPOSITION: Sold to charger…

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  • Minneapolis (Towboat, 1915-1939)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Towboat BUILT: 1915 at Grafton, Illinois BECAME: Renamed Azalea in 1939 FINAL DISPOSITION: Transferred from USE to U.S. Coast Guard and renamed Azalea in 1939 O…

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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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  • Lansing, Iowa

    PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Blackhawk Bridge at Lansing, Iowa in the late 19th or early 20th century

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  • Alma (Towboat, 1898-1929)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Towboat BUILT: Leavenworth, Indiana, 1898 FINAL DISPOSITION: Burned at Cairo, Illinois, January 1929 OWNERS: John F. Klein OFFICERS & CREW: Captain John F. Klei…

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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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  • Willow (Lighthouse tender, 1927-1945)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Lighthouse tender BUILT: 1927 at Dubuque, Iowa by Dubuque Boat and Boiler Works FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled at the U.S. Engineer yard at West Memphis, Arkansas…

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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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  • 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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  • Iowa (Towboat, 1921-1954)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel, converted to screw propeller in 1937 BOAT TYPE: Towboat BUILT: Stillwater, Minnesota 1921 FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled in 1954 OWNERS: Inland Waterways Corporation; Fede…

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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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  • Sprague (Towboat, 1902-1948)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Towboat BUILT: 1902 at Dubuque, Iowa by Iowa Iron Works FINAL DISPOSITION: Decommissioned at Memphis in March 1948 OWNERS: Monongahela River Consolidated Coal a…

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  • Horatio G. Wright (Snagboat, 1880-1941)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel BOAT TYPE: Snagboat BUILT: 1880 at Carondelet, Missouri FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled in the fall of 1941 OWNERS: U.S. Engineering Department; Patton-Tully Transportation C…

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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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