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From Way's Packet Directory 1843 - 1983 - page 428
SW p wh b. California, Pa., 1870. 162.5 x 30 x 3.4. Engines,  13's- 4 ft. Two
boilers. Original owners were Capt. Edmund B. Cooper, James A. Sawyer, and
Andrew M . Haley of Sioux City, Iowa: Capt. E.R. Cooper, master, made her
first trip from Pittsburgh to Fort Kandall on the Missouri River.
Was back in Pittsburgh in February 1871, the original owners having
sold her to the St. Louis & Arkansas River Packet Co..

Capt. Edmund B.Cooper later was identified with various upper Ohio packets, and his son Earl Cooper, Parkersburg, W. Va., built and ran several diesel sternwheel tow-boats, best remembered being the VICTOR.

Capt. T. P. Johnson took charge of the SIOUX CITY for her new owners. She sank in the Arkansas River in October 1871 but was pumped out following emergency repairs. She was given cotton guards at St. Louis in Nov. 1871 but in spring 1872 was sold to J.H. Durfee, Leavenworth, Kan., and others and went to Missouri River. Capt. James McGarry took charge.

On Mar. 19, 1873, an ice gorge gave way and crushed her as she lay, about eight miles below Fort Sully. Capt. McGarry and two others rowed a skiff Fort Sully to Yankton, coming down in 3 1/2 days, and reported the wreck swept almost entirely away, and none of the machinery saved. The furniture was on shore under tarpaulins on the Fort Sully side. 


p. 37. (Photograph of Ship Senator Cordill). "Ship Senator Cordill, built in 1902. Senator Cordill, built in 1902,
at Howard Shipyard in Jeffersonville, Indiana, for the Vicksburg-Natchez trade. Later she was sold and transferred
to the upper Ohio. In 1929 she was bought by John W. Hubbard of Pittsburgh and was put in the
Pittsburgh-Cincinnati trade. She regularly stopped at Belleville to pick up produce for sale at Pittsburgh.
She hit a submerged wicket at Lock 18 and was severely damaged and was later dismantled."

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