1. Name: Railroad Line Boats: 1856-C. War, J.C. SWON Captains associated with: 1856-C. War, I. H. Jones 1. Name: Rea, Capt. Ben C. Area: 1898 - 190?1?, Red R. Above Shreveport Boats: 1898 - 190?1?, GEM Name: Rector, Elias Area: Mo. R. Boat(s): 1819, INDEPENDENCE Comments: From the Boone's Lick Heritage Quarterly Name: Red Collar Line out of Winona Boats: 1865, IMPERIAL * From an article by William Petersen in The Palimpsest Name: The Red River and Coast Line Principals: Charles P. Truslow, pres. and Charles W. Drown, secretary N.M. Wood, Superintendent. Incorporated: 1878.July 31 Boats: 1878, SILVER CITY Comments: 1. Name: Red River Packet Company (New Orleans and Red River Packet (Transportation)Company) Officers: 1868, Pres., G.L. Kouns; 190?1?, Pres. Charles P. Truslow; Traffic Manager, Charles W. Drown Area: Red River Boats: 1867-69, Feb. 25, ERA No. 8 1895 - 190?3?, W.T. SCOVELL 1897- 190?4?, ELECTRA 190?1?-??, Nov. 23, GEM RED RIVER Comments: 1905 or so, the Red River Line failed.
Name: Reed, Thomas Boat(s): BERTRAND Name: Rees Thomas M. Area: Mo. and Yellowstone Rs. Boats: 1877, 1/4 of BLACK HILLS Name: Richtman, Jacob Boat: JACOB RICHTMAN * Name: Riley, Robert K. Born: 1830, Oct. 11, Bridgeport, (Monongahela) Pa. Died: 1883, Aug., New York City, leaving wife and 4 daughters. Area: L. Miss. R. Boats: 1864, CITY of CAIRO Name: River and Railway Transportation Co Boats: HEADLIGHT Owners: McPherson, Henry, Joseph H. Stevens and C. W. Sombart Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly. Name: Rock Island-Davenport Ferry Compamy Boats: 1904-24, Owned DAVENPORT Captains Associated With: 1911-24, Capt. Harry F. Young Comments: Source
Area: u. Miss. and Ohio Rs. Boat(s): 1907-??, Aug. 21, equal parts of AVALON with Noll, Capt. Martin F. and Pope, Capt. Ben S. Name: Roosevelt, Nicholas Boat: NEW ORLEANS Comments: from Boone's Lick Heritage Quarterly Name: Rose, D.B.G. of Louisville, Ky. Boats: 1927, Mar. Purchased ROSE ISLAND Name: Rose, D.M. Boats: 1891, With others built the ONEGA Area: Knoxville-Chattanooga Name: Rose Island (?Packet?) Company Area: ?Out of Louisville, Ky..? Boats: 1931, Chartered the IDLEWILD 1932, CITY OF MEMPHIS Comments: One Source Name: Royal Route Company, Vicksburg, Miss. Boats: 1913, purchased the Percy Swain Name: Ruff Brothers, Otto and Charles H. Area: Sabine R. Tex. Boats: 1862 or so, Mary Falvey and Uncle Ben Name:Russel, William H. Area: Mo. R. out of West Port, Mo. Boats: 1857, WILLIAM H RUSSEL 1. Name:Ryman Line, Nashville, Tenn. - 1864? through 1910 when it failed Area: Cumberland and Tennessee Rs. Owner: Capt Thomas Ryman Boats: 1864, Capt. Ryman purchased ALPHA (the 1st one) 1873, Capt. Ryman had built the SHIPPER'S OWN which on June 14, 1876 sank in collision with GRAND TOWER 1876-82, C.W. ANDERSON 1876, had built, the E.B. STAHLMAN. 1878, this boat went to Marshal's sale, 1878, had built, the B.S. RHEA 1881-86, SAM P.JONES 1881-91 or so, J.P. DROUILLARD 1882, had built, the J.H. HILLMAN 1886, had built, B.S. RHEA (the 2nd one) 1888-95, Apr.6, when blown into a bluff and sunk, I.T. RHEA 1890, acquired the L.T. ARMSTRONG, sold her late fall that year 1891, had built the ALEX PERRY 1897, acquired W.K. PHILLIPS and ran her for brief time until burned Dec. 17, '97, 1892-97, had built, the ASHLAND CITY. Sold her, Nov. 1897 1895, had built, the R. DUNBAR. Sold at forced sale when line failed. 1896-1911, H.W. BUTTORFF 1897, Apr.- Nov., P.D. STAGGS 1897-1914, BOB DUDLEY 1898, had built J.B. RICHARDSON. 1910 Cumberland River Steamboat Co. acquired this boat. 1910, had built the ROBERT RHEA 1910, acquired the ED MYER At one time, the HENRY HARLEY Captains associated with: W.R. Gracey, pilot James Collins, pilot H.W. Thompson Comments; 1916, Sept. took bankruptcy Comments: "Capt. Tom Ryman took religion, having been exposed to revivalist Sam Jones, and there were serious Biblical incriptions in the boat's (R. DUNBAR) cabin and a large picture of Christ in the ladies' cabin." From R&D Reflector, June, 1972, Pg. 5. : Following the death of Capt. Tom Ryman, Dec. 23, 1904, son Tom Jr. ran the line until he was shot and died aboard the JO HORTON FALL. : Ryman holdings went to forced sale. : In 1889 Tom Ryman, Sr. built the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville,Tenn. to accomodate the large following of evangelist Sam Jones. For years this building was the home of country and western music's Grand Ol' Opry. : More on Capt. Ryman 1. Source: Way's Packet Directory, 1848 - 1994
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