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Name: ANDERSON See ROBERT R. ANDERSON Name: ANDES No. 1 Type: Stern-wheeler Size: Launched: 1860's? Area: Ohio R. Captain(s): 1870's?, Mate, Peppers, George H. Comments: Notes from WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, Wheeling West Va., June 24, 1951 1. Name: ANDES Type: Sternwheel woodenhull packet. Size: 220' X 39' X 5.5' Power: Engines, 20's-6 ft. 3 boilers Launched: 1877, Cincinnati,, Oh. 4 months, start to launch. Destroyed: 1895, May, John H. Woods and Co. bought and dismantled her. Area: 1876, Apr. 4 set out for Cincinnati, Wheeling and Pittsburgh. left Wheeling at 3:00p.m., Bellaire at 6:00p.m. until 1889. 1879, used Booth's "Old Reliable" warf-boat at Wheeling W. Va, Ohio R. 1889, under new owners went to excursion trips. Owners: When new, Wheeling & Cincinnati Packet Company Late 1880s, Muhlman sold his interest to Capts. Ed Cooper, Al Slavin and Ben D. Stout 1893, went to Capt. Lee Anshutz and Charles Ollum, who were backed by Harry Davis, a Pittsburgh theater man. Captain(s): When new Charles Muhlman, master, Capt. Martin F. Noll, clerk. 1870's?, Mate, George H. Peppers 1889, Charles Muhleman Comments: Notes from WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, Wheeling West Va., June 24, 1951 1. Name: ANDREW ACKLEY Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size; 162' X 25' X 3.5' Power: 12's-5 ft., 2 boilers. Launched: 1868, Pittsburgh, Pa. Destroyed: Fate not known Area: 1868, departed for Mo. R. Ran Red R. occasionally Owners: 1868, built for Capt. William J. Kountz 1873, July, New Orleans, Sold at U.S. Marshal sale for $2,000 Captains: 1868, Boise Commnents: made 7 trips to Montana points. Ft. Benton 4 times. Once to Cow Island. : Named for Pittsburgh storekeeper. : A boat by this name is said to have been running New Orleans-Ouachita R. in 1858-60. Said to have been scuttled on Ouachita, 1864, and rtaised and rebuilt. From historian F.L. Wooldridge. Name: ANDREW JACKSON Area: MO. R.

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    Launched: 1866, Madison, Ind./compleated at St. Louis
    Destroyed: 1876, Dec. 13, St. Louis, cut down by ice
    Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet
    Power: Engines, 28-1/2's- 7ft.  Five Boilers
    Area: Pre 1881, U. Miss. R. 
          1873, made one trip to New Orleans
    Owners: 1876, Keokuk Northern Line
    Captains: 1871, Lee
              1873, D.R. Asbury 
    Comments: 1866, Sept. 8, Led a parade of 37 steamers,
                    Alton to St. Louis, with Pres. Johnson aboard. 
            : 1881, Equipment went to GEM CITY

    Built, cir 1846, Pattonia, Tex.
    Destroyed: 1850, just south of Evadale, Jasper Co., Tex., sank.
    Area: Sabine, Neches and Angelina Rs., Tex.
    Owner: Capt. Robert S. Patton
    Captain: 1846-50, Moses L. Patton
    Comments: See source Article

    Type: Siedwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 214 tons.
    Launched: 1846, Brownsville, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1848, Feb. 16, Chester, Ill., snagged and lost.
    Area: Pittsburgh-St. Louis
    Owners: *Elli Mills and Capt. Herman Price
    Captains: *Herman Price
    Comments: *Source 


3. Name: ANN
    Launched: 1840's mid?
    Area: Sacramento R. Calf.
    Comments: 1849, Aug. 31, Listed in the Alta Californian as plying
                   trade on the waters of the Sacramento R.

    Launched: 1835?, Wheeling W. Va. by either the Bell Yard ot the Patton
    Area: Ohio R. Owner:
    Comments: Engines and Machinery probably made by T. Sweeney & Son. Foundry
          of Wheeling, W. Va..
    Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA,
             WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, June 24, 1951

	Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 238' X 29' X 3.8'
	Launched: 1877, LaCrosse, Wis.
	Owners: At first, Keokuk Northern Line
			St. Louis & St. Paul Packet Company
	Captains: for a time, Robert Roehing
	Comments: Renamed WHITE EAGLE

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Type: Sternwheel, stemboat ferry Size: Launched: 1879? Destroyed: 1912 or 13 Soon after the Hannible Bridge was opened across the Mo. R. between North and South Kansas City in 1912, and began taking her fares, she hit one of the bridge's piers and sank. Area: Anywhere between the foot of Main street and the foot of Broadway in Kansas City, Mo., depending upon the currents, and Harlem (North Kansas City, Mo.) Captain(s); in later years, Kirkman, R. B. Comments: The ANNIE CADE was a wide-open-bowed, twin stacked, sternwheeler. Designed to be a ferry boat, she could carry as many as 12 to 15 farm wagons on her lower deck. Fare: 5 cents per person. Hours: Early morning until 10pm. 1903: did rescue service during flood of that year Credit: "A Bridge To The Past': 1983 under the auspices of the North Kansas City, Mo. 1983 City Council, and edited by Mildred Fullton. A fine coffee-table, hard-back book, primarilly about the history of that part of Kansas City, Mo that is North of the Missouri River. : See more ferry boats Here 1. Name: ANNIE JOHNSON Also see ADDIE JOHNSTON Launched: 1863, LaCross, Wis. Destroyed: 1877, documented until. Area: U. Miss. R. Comments: Mentioned in this Article : There is some confusion about boat names, here. Way's also lists an Addie Johnston Name: ANNIE L Articles on collision Area: 1882, Ohio R. Wheeling, W. Va. Captain(s): Dougherty Comments: 1882, July 5: Helped with rescue efforts when the JOHN LOMAS collided with and sank the SCIOTO. Both were over-crowded excursion boats. Name: ANNIE LEE Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet. Size: quite small. Power: 8"- 2 ft., 1 boiler Launched: 1876, Boonville, Mo. Destroyed: 1881, Nov. 11, snagged and lost near Euphrasie Bend, Griffith's Landing Mo. R. Owner: Horace Kingsley Area: Mo. R. Owner: Captain(s): Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Name: ANNIE M/LEOTA
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The ANNIE M on the Coosa Rover
    Type: Sternwheeler 
    Launched: 1900?'s early?
    Area: Coosa R. (Ga. and Ala.)
    Captain(s): 1913: Sims
    Comments: As the LEOTA she was a U.S. Corp of Engineers boat used for
              construction of locks, and dams and as a dredge barge tow.
    Comments: Source
            : This boat was the model for the boat Popeye The Salor Man's seagoing tugboat.

    Type: Stern-wheeler   Size: 60 - 70'. Small, cheep and wooden of the early era
    Launched: 1840s?
    Area: Minnesota, Upper river boat
    Owner: Anson Northrup

    Type: Ornamental Sidewheels excursion boat.    Size: 92', 300 passengers.
    Launched; 1988, Jennings La.
    Area Out of Minneapolis
    Captains: 1999, Gus Gaspardo
    Comments: Named for owner /opperator of first ANSON NORTHRUP
               1999 was third "Tall Stacks" festival appearance.
Note: These next two boats may be one and the same.
      I have conflicting info.

3. Name: ANTELOPE 
    Type: Sidewheel, wood hull    Size: 202.6', 581 tons 
    Power, 350 hp. vertical beam engine
    Launched: 1847
    Destroyed: 1888, broken up
    Area: California Delta; 1850s, early, Sacramento R. Calif.
    Owners: San Francisco and North Pacific R.R.
          :  1856, California Steam Navigation Company

    Launched: 1840's late?   Size: 260 tons
    Area: 1850s, early, Sacramento R. Calif.
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet  Size: 180' X 32'
    Power: 18's - 6'.  2 boilers.
    Launched: 1866, Metropolis, Ill.
    Destroyed: 1869, Apr. 12,  burned 5 mi. below Bonhomme Isl. on Mo. R.
    Area: Long Island Sound, Sacramento, Ohio R. and U. Miss. R. and Mo. R.
    Owner: Lightning Line
    Captain and pilots: Capt. Bill Massie
    Comments: 1860, helped deliver 1st Pony Express pouch. Was a gold boat. 
    Comments: Mentioned in this Article

    Launched: 1846
    Area: U. Miss. R.
    Comments: Mentioned in this Article 

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Type: Sternwheeler Size: Area: Miss. R. Comments: Credit 1 Name: ARABIA
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Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size: 181' X 31' X 5.5', 200 ton. Power: 3 boilers Launched: 1853, Brownsville, Pa. Destroyed: 1856, Sept, 5, Mo. R, near Parkville, Mo., snagged, sank. Map Area: MO. R. Owners: Capt, John Shaw : 1856, when snagged, Capt. Wm. Terrill Captains: John Shaw then Wm. Terrell Comments: The Arabia Steamboat Museum is in Kansas City, Mo. Name: ARAGO Area: Miss. R. Comments: From The Diary Of Joseph T. Anderson, shopkeeper, Commerce Mo. (Displaced to Santa Fe, Ill. during War.) - Santa Fe, Illinois, October 16th 1861. "The times have been quiet since my last. On Tuesday morning the Arago put off some freight for us consisting of ten bbls. salt one sack coffee, 1 doz. brooms, 1 box candles, box black pepper and other articles. . . . " 1. Name: ARCHIE P. GREEN Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 110' X 22' X 3', 57 ton. Launched: 1873, Jeffersonville, Ind. Destroyed: 1880, Feb. 10, 3 mi. below Batesville, Ark, sank. Area: White R., Ark. Owners: Built for J.W. Lovell, Nashville, Tenn. 1877, Capt. Charles B. Woodburry Captains: 1875, Alex C. Elliot 1877 - 1880 when sunk, Charles B. Woodbury, Dayton Ky. Comments: Boat was probably named after Mr. Arch P. Green of Jackson and Overton Counties in Tenn. : see article Name: ARCHIMEDES Type: Snag boat 1. Name: ARGAND Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet/towboat. Size: 132.6' X 24' X 5. Power: 10's-3 1/2 ft. from H.A. MEAD. 1 boiler, 42" x 20'. Launched: 1896, Levanna, Oh. Destroyed; 1927, Dec., Muskingum R. at Lowell Oh. lock, Burned Area: 1896, Pittsburgh-Parkersville trade at first, then 1896-1898, Oct., Wheeling-Parkersburgh 1898, Oct.-1901, Apr., Big Sandy R. trade Owner: 1896- when new for 10 weeks, Capts. Newt Flesher and Gordon C. Greene 1896-1898, Oct., Green Line Steamers 1898, Oct.-1901, Apr., Big Sandy Navigation Company 1901, Oct.-1927, Capt. Edwin A. Price, New Martinsville, W. Va. Captains: 1896, Newt Flecher 1896 after Greene purchased entire, Master, Mary C. Greene; pilots, Jessie P. Hughes and Henry Brookhart, pilots. 1901, Oct., Edwin A. Price used her to tow his showboat WATER QUEEN Comments: The whistle from the WILL J. CUMMINS was given to her by Capt Mack Gamble : Capt. Price usually wintered his showboat on Muskingum R. at Lowell Oh. Lock Name: ARGO Type: sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 41 tons. Launched: 1845, Louisville, Ky. Destroyed: 1847, fall, above Winona, Minn., sank. Area: 1845, Galena, St. Paul-Stillwater Owner: Blakeley, Rusell Captain(s): 1845, Kennedy Lodwick then Russell Blakeley *c. 1846, mate, Jones Worden 1847, M.W. Lodwick and Russell Blakeley Comments: Mentioned in this Article *Jones Worden's Steamboats and Steamboating Career by Frederick J. Worden 1. Name: ARGOS Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 115' X 24' X 3', 8 1/2" draft. Launched: 1864, Brownsville Pa. Destroyed: ?1871, late?, mouth of Poke Bayou, Batesville, Ark., sank, lost. Areas: Built for Brownsville-Morgantown, w. Va. trade. 1868, running U. White R. Owners: built by Capt. E. D. Abrahams 1869, July-1871, early, Thomas Cox, Batesville, Ark. Captains: after July, 1869, William C. Shipp* 1871, June 27, Capt. Albert G. Cravens* was listed as pilot. Comments: 1871, Nov., sold at auction for $525.00* Mentioned in this *Article Name: ARGOSY/TINCLAD #27 Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 157' X 33' X 4.5' Power: 15's- 5 ft.,3 boilers. Launched: 1862, Monongahela, Pa. for Capt. George W. Reed. Destroyed:1872, Mar. 7, Cincinnati, burned. Owner: 1862, Capt. George W. Reed 1863, Mar., Cairo, taken over by U.S. 1865, Aug. 17,sold to U.P. Schenck and Vevay 1. Name: ARGOSY NO. 2/WAVE Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 154' x 31' x 4.5' Power: 15's - 4 ft., from sidewheeler MINNETONKA, 2 boilers Launched: 1863, Mononghela, Pa. for Capt. George W.Reed. Owners: originally Capt. George W. Reed : 1863, Nov. 14, Cincinnati, purchased by U.S. and renamed WAVE. Comments: In U.S. service was tinclad #45 : 1864, May 6, Calcasieu Pass,Tx., captured by Confederates : Possibly, in later life, the boat mentioned in this Article. Name: ARGUS Owners: Early 1830's, Horatio Nelson Crooks, his brother Benjamin Crooks and Brother-in law, James Cargill. Name: ARIEL Destroyed: Abandoned on Buffalo Bayou Area: early 1800s, Rio Grand and Brazos Rs. in Texas. Comments: May have been first riverboat on Rio Graqnde R. : Source : An ARIEL is mentioned in this Article. Probably not the same one. Name: ARKANSAS Type: Ram boat Size: Launched: 1860? Destroyed: Confederates set on fire to keep from Union troops. Comments: homemade engines failed during battle. Name: ARKANSAS Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull towboat/packet. Sixe: 185' X 36' X 5.'. *459 ton. Power; 16's-5 1/2 ft., 3 boilers, ea. 38" X 26' Launched: 1868, Elizabeth, Pa., completed Pittsburgh Destroyed: c. 1884, Lousiana, mo, or St. Louis, Sunk by ice Area: 1868, built for Ark. R. - New Orleans 1876-78 U. Miss. R., grain barges and packet cruises 1878-84, Mo. and u. Mo. R. Owners: 1868, principal, Capt. A.H. Shaw 1871, Aug.-78, Diamond Jo Line 1878-84, Capt. Peyton (Pate) S. Davidson of La Crosse Captains: *1873, Joseph B. Wilcox *Various pilots, Sherman Brown, Stephen Dolson, William Tibbals and Henry Rider Comments: 1870, Dec. 29, arriv. N.O. with 2,301 bales cotton, biggest load out of Ark. to date. 1871, bettered that with 2,322 bales. : 1876, mid-Mar. Near Dubuque, sunk and raised. Source:* From an article by William Petersen in The Palimpsest
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    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet
    Size: 203.5' X 32.5' X 5.1'
	Power: Engines, 17-1/2's- 5-1/2 ft.  Three Boilers, each 37-1/2" X 24 ft.
	Launched: 1870, Cincinnati, Oh
    Destroyed: 1880, laid up at Evansville and disasembled
	Area: Built for Memphis-Ark. R. trade.
          1870, Dec. 20, entered Evansville-Cairo trade
          in end left Evansville at 4 P.M. 3 dys a week
    Owners: 1870, Dec, 20, sold to Evansville & Cairo Line
    Captains: 1870, G.J. Grammer
              Later, Ben Howard
              Last, John Weed 
    Comments: Machinery went to H.T. DEXTER

Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.   Size: 273' X 44' X 7.', 1,236 tons.
Launched; 1882, Jeffersonville, Ind.
Destroyed: 1896, May 27, St Louis. Demolished by the Great St. Louis Tornado.
Area: St. Louis-New Orleans.
Owners: Anchor Line
Captains: 1882-?96?, Charles B. Zeigler
  Clerk: 1885, William Howard Pritchartt

    Type: Side-wheeler
    Launched: 1850s?
    Area: Hudson R.
    Comments: Ran last race in East against HENRY CLAY, won.

    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 210' X 36' X 6.'.
    Power: 22's- 6 1/2 ft., 3 boilers, each 46" C 26'.
    Launched: 1857, Louisville, Ky.
    Destroyed: 1860, Sept. 3, Mouth of Lost Creek near Weston Mo., sank.
			U.S. Army Corp of Engineers map places this wreck Here
    Area: Mo. R.
    Owners: 1860 Sept. 3 when sunk, R.R. Hopkins, A. C. Hopkins and Henry Thornbrough
    Captains: 1860, R.R. Hopkins, Master; William R. Massie, pilot,
                    George G. Keith, steersman.
    Comments: 1857, The Diary of E.F. Beadle has arriving Omaha
              arriving up to Omaha, May 31, in Omaha June 22, July 15.

Name: ASIA 
    Launched: 1850s?
    Area: 185?, U. Miss. R.
    Comments: Mentioned in this Article

    Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet
    Size: 210 X 36' X 6', 412 tons. 
    Launched: 1833, Cincinnati, Oh.
    Destroyed: 1834, below Ft. Union, stranded in low water.  Forced to winter there.
               1835, on way back down, grounded in N.Dakota and eventually burned there.
    Area: Mo. R.
         1833, Landed at Ft. Union
    Owners: American Fur Company
    Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage
    Comment: Named after the American Indian tribe of the same name.

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    Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet.
    Size: 151' x 35.8' x 6.5'
    Launched: 1875, Jeffersonville, Ind. by Howard Yard
    Destroyed: 1895, July, hit a bluff bar. Beached, then was laid up to rot
    Area: 1878, advertised New Orleans-Thibodaux
          1880, New Orleans-Bayou Lafourche trade
          1895, New Orleans-Bayou Vermilion

    Captains: 1878-83, P.A. Charlet

    Type: Side-wheeler
    Launched: 1820s?
    Area: Hudson R.
    Owner: Gibbons/Ogden

    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.   Size: 275' X 39' X 6.8'
    Power: 26's-10 ft., 5 boilers
    Launched; 1859, Jeffersonville, Ind.
    Destroyed: 1867, St. Louis, dismantled. Hull to wharfboat, New Albany
    Area: L. Miss. R.
          1859-? Louisville-New Orleans
          1864-?, St. Louis - New Orleans
    Owner: when new, J. B. Ford, New Albany, Ind.
           1864, Spring, sold to Capt. Dan Able and Co.
          *At one time was under Atlantic and Mississippi Steamship Company banner. 
    Captains: 1859, Anson McGill
    Comments: 1864, Spring, St. Louis, rebuilt to 45' wide with new engines, 32's-8 ft.
            : Her cabin and machenery went to DEXTER
            : was U.S. troop carrier in C. War
            *From site visitor Lynn Cunningham

    Launched: 1840, after.
    Comments: Made run N.O. - Donaldsville 1860, 0/5/11

    Type: Stern-wheeler     Size: little
    Launched: 1820s?
    Area: U. Miss. R.
    Comments: 1826. Was 1st steamer to reach Knoxille, Tenn.
            : 1838-39 winter, as CHEROKEE CHIEF was one of the steamboats that transported
               the Cherokee Indians to Oklahoma during the Trails of Tears Removal. 

    Type: Wooden hull, propellor driven ferryboat steamer  Size: 117'
    Launched: 1897? 
    Destroyed: 1952?
    Area: Cosco Bay, (Portland) Maine
    Owner: Haspswell Lines
    Captain(s): Sometinme between 1897 until 1952, Edward Legere

	Launched: 1860, Probably in March
	Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 240' X 34'X 7', 451 tons.
	Power: Engines by Gaty, McCune & Co. 22" dia cylinder, 7' stroke.
			3 Boilers, each 40inches X 28 ft.
			Wheels: 28' with 10' buckets
	Destroyed: 1862, Oct. 27, St. Louis, Burned and lost.
    Area: 1861: Miss. R.
				1861, Aug. was troop carrier and supply ship for U.S. on  Mo. R. (See) 
	Owner: in Part Capt. William Eads
    Comments: Named after a carpet merchant of that name.
		    : 2. - Thursday Night, March 21st, 1861.
             ". . . The McDowell came up this evening, put off 2 sks.
             coffee, 1 bbl molasses and one bbl. sugar for J.M. Jehlen.
             I pd. ft. and chgs.(freight and charges) with beef, eggs,
             and cash from store ($) 15.75.  Max paid 52.10 which I am
             to refund tomorrow.  The goods being brot. up closed up
             business of a very dull day."
			: Was with Gen. Grant's fleet on Tenn. R.
            : * 1860, Nov. Cub pilot Samuel Clemens hitched a ride on this boat.
From the Missouri Republican newspaper, Jan. 21, 1860

    Size: 85'X 18'
    Launched: 1870s?
    Area: Ark R., Mo. R., ?Miss. R.?
    Comments: 1878, left Little Rock on June 18, and arrived in Arkansas
              City, Kansas, on June 30. Great rejoicing in Kansas!

    Destroyed: 1856, Apr. St.Louis Ice Crush Area: u. Miss. R.
    Comments: 1856, late Feb, Torn from docks and swept downstream in ice
    flow during Great Ice Gorge at St. Louis.

    Launched: 1815 -20: Wheeling, W. Va.
    Comments: Machenery and engines by Means and Brothers, Wheeling. 
    Comments: Notes from WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, 
              June 24, 1951

    Launched: 1880s?
    Destroyed: 1912, Snagged
    Area: Miss. R.
    Comments: 1. 

Name: AVALON/OHIO (#4)
    Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet/excurssion boat
    Size: At launch: 167.1' X 33.4' X 4'; 1901, Summer, lenghtened 
          to 199.2' X 33.4' X 4.4' Power: 12's-4 1/2 ft. from the
          ELAINE, two 38" X 24' boilers.
    Launched: 1898, Aug. Clarington Oh. Built and opperated by Cramer Family 
              of Clarington.
    Destroyed: 1916, Feb. 2, working out of Parkersburg, burned in night at
               mouth of Little Kanawha R.
    Area: 1898 - 1900, Pittsburgh-Parkersburg trade 1901, Jan. - Tennessee R. Trade.
          1901, Nov. - Dec., Cairo-Chattanooga trade.
          Later in Cincinnati-Memphis trade.  Later Excursion trade for one
               summer between Wheeling and Sisters Island park.
          1907-08, Pittsburgh-Charleston trade.
          1909, Jan, 18, - 1913, Pittsburgh-Cincinnati trade.
          1914, Excursion boat in Wheeling, W. Va.
          1915, early, made a Pittsburgh - New Orleans trip to Mardi Ggras
          1916, working out of Parkersburg
    Owners: 1898 - 1907, The Cramer Family headed by Cramer, Capt Lanford
          : 1907 - ??, Aug. 21, equal parts by Roe, Capt William E.,
                Noll, Capt. Martin F. 
               and Pope, Capt. Ben S.
    Captains: 1898 - 1906, Sept. when he died aboard, Cramer, Capt Lanford
              1909, Maddy, Edwin F.
              1915, Lepper, W.C.
              1915, summer, Stapleton, Billy
              Later, McGee, Cornelius "Connie" 
    Comments: 1901, Lenghtened 190?, engines compounded Mentioned in this Article 

Name: AVALON, The second one, originally the IDLEWILD 

    Launched: 1855 - 65, between" Wheeling W. Va. by Phillips Yard, Wheeling.
    Area: Ohio R.
    Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA,
              WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, June 24, 1951
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