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Name: AARON HART Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 261 tons. Launched: 1848, Elizabethtown, Pa. Destroyed: 1849, Oct. 8, New Orleans wharf, burned. Owners: Capts. William J. Kountz and John Birmingham, both of Pittsburgh. Captains: 1849, Oct. 8, W.J. Kountz Comments: named for river pioneer and father of Capt. Jesse Hart. Name: ABEONA Area: Mo. R. Comments: 1866, May, was on trip to Ft. Benton. Name: ABIGAIL, originally the LUCILLE NOLAND Name: ABNER O'NEAL Area: 1879; Ohio R., Wheeling to Steubenville, W. Va. Owner: Capt. George O'Neal? Captain(s): O'Neal, George Comments: Notes from WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, June 24, 1951 Comments: from the Wheeling Intelligencer, July 6, 1882, Name: ABIGAIL See LUCILLE NOWLAND Name: ACHILLES Area: Hudson R. Comments: Assisted the CITY OF NEWARK when she burned. 1. Name: ACTIVE Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Size: 95 tons Power: Engine, 9" - 30" stroke Launched: 1867, Brownsville, Pa. Destroyed: 1877, Jan. 29, Brashear, La. lost Area: Kanawha R. Charleston-Cannelton, Later, Charleston-Gallipolis Owners: Capt. William Penn Wright was part owner Captains: 1872-74 or so, William Hix was master. Comments: Mentioned in this Article Name: ACADIA Launched: 1840s Destroyed: 1849, May 17, Fire at St. Louis Docks. Area: Ill. R. Name: ADA V Area: Ohio. R. Comments: From The Tribune Telegraph, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. Mar. 31 1897 Name: ADAM HEINE Engineer: during civil war, Henry C. Gerboth, Montrose Iowa Comments: Was in the service of General Grant and from which he directed maneuvers of the army and navy. : This information from site visitor, Norma Key, Folsom CA, who would like more information on her great grandfather, Henry C. Gerboth. See Name: ADAMS JACOBS Launched: 1840s Destroyed: 1849, May 17, Fire at St. Louis Docks. Area: Ill. R. Owner: Captain and pilots: Capt. Comments: Name: ADDIE JOHNSON (Way's Packet Dir. lists only an ADDIE JOHNSTON) Launched: 1850s or 60s ? Area: Ill. R. Comments: Mentioned in this Article Name: ADELIA Launched: 1840s, late ? Area: 1840s, late, Sacramento R., Calf. 1. Name: ADDIE JOHNSTON (Also see ANNIE JOHNSTON) Type; Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 315 tons. Launched: 1865, Port Byron, Ill. Destroyed: 1882, out of service Owners: For some time, Keokuk Northern Line Comments: I believe this Article calls this boat the ANNIE JOHNSON
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    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 169' X 26'.
    Power: 20's- 5 1/2ft., 3 boilers.
    Launched: 1853, McKeesport, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1862, Apr. 5, Columbus, Ky., burned.	
    Area: Principally on Mo. R., St. Louis-Council Bluffs, Io.
	Owners: At one time, Capt. Pete Flemming
    Captains: 1853, first master, Capt. J.T. Stockdale of Pittsburgh.
			  1858, James Woodworth		
    Comments: 1856, Oct. Weston Island, Mo., sank in shallow water.  Raised.
            : Reported to be one of the finest boats during Mo. R.
              banner years. 
            : * 1857, The Diary of E.F. Beadle has her leaving St. Joseph
                      Mar. 25, Mo. for Omaha. Later in season, arriving up
                      July 27.
               From same, 1857, June 4, Arrived at Omaha from St. Louis.
                           (No, it didn't take that long.  Different trip.)
                                June 20, back in Omaha.
                          Also arriving Omaha July 9.
                          Left St. Louis July 17 arrived Omaha July 27.
			: Mentioned in this Article
Name: S. S. ADMIRAL  Postcard Photo Page
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Type: Excursion boat Size: 374 X 90 ft. Accomodates 4.000 passengers. Launched: 1940, May Area: St. Louis, Mo. Owner: 1952, Streckfus Steamers, Inc. flagship. Captain(s): Mabrey, Edgar F. Comments: Note from Ralph Mabrey : Note from site Visitor, Chris Johnson : Was built over a period of years on the hull of the former ALBATROSS, below. Name: ADRIATIC Launched: 1856, Apr., Destroyed: St Louis Ice Crush? Area: U. Miss. Comments: 1856, late Feb, Torn from docks and swept downstream in ice flow during Great Ice Gorge at St. Louis. Don't know if was destroyed by this. 1. Name: ADRIENNE Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Launched: 1866, Amite R., La. Destoyed: 1871 was last documentation Owners: When new, Jean LaSalle, New Orleans Later that year sold to Sheldon L. Wheeler, New Orleans who transfered her papers, *1865, July, to Galveston, Tex. (*I know, the dates don't work, but that's what Way's has - Dave) *Later may have been owned by Capts. William and Napoleon Wiess, Neches R., Tex. Captains: 1st master was Peter L. Cornet Comments: Under Wheeler, rebuilt. May have been converted to sidewheeler. Name: ADVENTURE Comments: 1838, spring, ascended Missouri's Osage R., ran a distance of 160 miles upstream, and returned to St. Louis. See Article 3. Name: AETNA Launched: 1840's mid? Area: 1850s, early, Sacramento R. Calif. 1. Name: AGGIE Type: Sternwheel, Wooden hull packet. Size: 92.4' X 20.4' X 3.'. Power: 9-1/2's- 3 ft. Launched: 1875, Manchester, Oh. Area: 1875, Evansville-Owensboro 1880-81, on Osage R., Mo. 1892, Registered in Kansas City, Mo. Owners: 1875, Capt. Tom Wilson and Messers. O'Neil 1876, Apr., traded to Azro Powel, Uniontown, Ky. for 250 acre farm. later, sold to Mo.R. by James Tetlow of Chester to Persons in Washington, Mo. Comments: Mentioned in this Article. Name: AJAX Type: Paddlewhell, Coal towboat Size: 230' Launched: 1864 Area: 1870's: Ohio R. Captain(s): Whysall, Job Comments: From: Notes from The Tribune Telegraph, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. Aug. 18 1897 Name: AIR LINE Area: Ohio R.? Name: ALABAMA
From The Olden Times.com
The Mobile Register and Journal
Mobile, Alabama
May 26, 1846
	Launched: Pre 1846

	Captains: 1846, B.H. Fry
    Launched: 1849, Gadsden, Ala.
    Area: Coosa R.
    Owner: Coosa River Steamboat Company
    Comments: Source

Name: ALABAMA, originally the DE SOTO

    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet
    Launched: 1849, Gadsden, Ala.
    Area: Coosa R.
    Owners: Coose River Steamboat Company
    Comments: Source

1. Name: ALABAMA
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Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Size: 137.5' X 27.7' X 4.3' Launched: 1904, Gadsden. Ala Destroyed: 1917, dismantled Area: Upper Coosa R. Owner: Peter Wagnon and/or the LeFevre Bros Comments: The LeFevre Bros. came from Wisconsin to Rome Ga. and Gadsden, Ala Name: ALAMO Area: Between 1866 and 72, Neches R., Tex. Owners: William and Napoleon Wiess Comments: Mentioned in this Article Name: ALANTA Launched: 1824? Area: New York to Elizabethtown Point Owner: Ogdon, Arron Name: ALBANY Size: 210 X ? Launched: 1826 Area: 1850s nd 60s, U. Miss. R. Comments: Mentioned in this Article
    Type:                Size: 210 X ?
    Area: 1880, May 12, New York City to Poughkeepsie
    Comments: ran New York City to Poughkeepsie (May 12, 1880)
              72 7/8 miles: 3 hours, 8 mins.  23.26 mph avg.
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From The
James E. York Collection
	Type: Sidewheel steel hull railroad transfer boat
	Size: 308' X 53.8' X 7.6', overall width, 90'
              Winter of 1920-21 was lenghtened to 365'
	Power: Engines, 26's- 10ft.  Four Boilers 72" X 18'
	Launched: 1907, Dubuque, Iowa by Dubuque Boat and Boiler Co.
	Destroyed:  Hull became the ADMIRAL.  Still afloat as casino boat.
	Area: Around Keokuk, Iowa
              Under Streckfus went to lower Miss. R. then back to St. Louis
	Owners: When new, Louisiana & Mississippi Valley Transfer Company
                1937, purchased by Streckfus Steamers, Inc., St. Louis
	Comments: Used to transfer railroad cars from one side of river to the other,
                  often miles up or down the river. This boat was capable of carrying
                  16 rail cars.
                : Streckfus turned her into the excursion boat ADMIRAL, above.

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

    Type: Probably a sternwheeler.  A wooden hull packet
    Destroyed: 1841, Galveston Bay, Tex., blew boilers whil racing.
                     15 people killed and injured. 
    Area: Neches R., Tex.
    Comments: See source Article

    Type: Probably a sternwheeler.  A wooden hull packet
    Launched: Between 1866 and 72, Banks of Brake's Bayou, Beaumont, Tex.
    Area: Neches R., Tex.
    Owners: Captains William and Napoleon Wiess 	
    Comments: See source Article

1. Name: ALBERTA
	Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 116' X 25' X 3.5', 107 tons.
	Launched: 1876, Jeffersonville, Ind. by Howard Yard
	Destroyed: her machenery was used in 1880 on new ALBERTA NO. 2
	Area: 1877, U. White R., Newport to Batesville, Sylamore, Calico Rock, 
			    Buffalo City, Talbert's Ferry, Dubuque and Forsythe, Ark.
	Owners: Built for Albert B. Smith
	Comments: Mentioned in this Article

1. Name: ALBERTA NO. 2
	Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size:150' X 18.5' X 3.5', 83 ton.
	Launched: 1880, Jeffersonville, Ind. by Howard Yard
	Destroyed: 1883 or so, Lower White R., Burned
	Area: built for and used on U. White R.
	Owners: Albert B. Smith
	Comments: Mentioned in this Article

1. Name: ALBERTA NO. 3
	Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  150' x 30' on deck
	Launched: 1884, Jeffersonville, Ind. by Howard Yard
	Destroyed: 1887, Pre, White R., Burned.
	Area: built for and used on U. White R.
	Owners: Capt. Albert B. Smith
	Comments: Mentioned in this Article

Name: ALDA
    Launched: 1891? in Boonville, Mo., by builder John J. Walther. 
    Destroyed: 1902?
    Area: Mo. R.
    Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly.

1. Name: ALECK SCOTT/FORT HENRY/LAFAYETTE  (also see ALEX.(ander) SCOTT below)
    Type: Stern-wheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 296' X 44'
    Power: 25's-10 ft., 6 boilers.
    Wheels: 30' in dia. w/15 ft. buckets, 28" dip 
    Launched: 1848, Louisville, Ky., completed, St Louis 
    Area: 1848 St. Louis - New Orleans
          1862, Feb. Tenn. R.
    Owners: 1848, Possibly in part by Capt. John C. Swon
            Later, the Railroad Line
            1862, acquired by U.S.Q.M.C. and renamed FORT HENRY
    Captains: 1848 when new, Capt. John C. Swon
              Later, Switzer
              At outbreak of C. War, Robert A Reilly
              1862, pilot was Horace Bixby with Sam Clemens as cub
    Comments: 1862, Feb. when Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck, Western Dept. sent 17,000 troops
                    under command of Brig. Gen. U.S. Grant to up the Tenn. R. to Fort Henry,
                    this boat was one of the fleet of transport boats.
              1862, May, was acquired by the USQMC, converted to a gunboat and renamed LAFAYETTE 

    Type: Sternwheel, woodenhull packet.
    Size: Originally 110'
          1876, 30' added amidships, now 140'
          1878, lenghtened by 45' to 185'
    Launched: 1874, New Albany, Ind.
    Area: Built for Cumberland R. trade
          Went to Ohio R.
          Wound up in St. Louis-Calhoun County apple trade.
    Owners: Built for Capt Thomas (Tim) H. Armstrong and others
            Eventually sold to Ohio R. people.

    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet    Size: 241' X 37.5' X 5.5' 
    Launched: 1870, Paducah, Ky. (hull), completed, La Cross, Wis. 
    Destroyed: 1881, La Cross, Dismantled
    Area: 1870, Pittsburg-St. Paul, U. Ohio R.
           at some time, New Orleans-Shreveport 
    Owner: Northwestern Union Packet Company
            Also associated with Keokuk Northern Line
    Captain: 1871, Mar 12, Lon Bryson.
             U. Ohio Pilots: James Rowley, Sr. and James Hughes
             N.O. - Shreveport capt.: Charles Boardman
    Comments: Mentioned in this Article
            : Cabin and machenery went to GEM CITY
            : Named for President of Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad

1.Name: ALEXANDER SCOTT (also see ALECK SCOTT above)
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.
    Size: 266' X 34' X 8', overall width, 69'
    Power: 25's-10 ft., 6 boilers
    Wheels: 30', 15 buckets with 28" dip.
    Launched: 1842, Jeffersonville, Ind.
    Area: When new, St. Louis-New Orleans
          1847, Louisville-New Orleans
    Owners: when new, principal owner Capt. John C. Swon
            1847, sold to Capt. Edward T. Sturgeon and others
	Captains: When new, John C. Swon

1. Name: ALEXANDRIA The 2nd one
    Type: Sternwheel wood hull packet
    Launched: 1877
    Area: Red River out of N. O.
    Captains: Rea, George W.

    Launched: 1840s?
    Destroyed: 1849, May 17, fire at St. Louis docks
    Area: Miss. R.

    Type: Side-wheeler, wooden hull packet   Size: 187 tons
    Launched: 1854, McKeesport, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1863, Commerce, Mo.  Burned
    Area: Ohio and Mo. Rs.
    Owner: 1856, Minnesota Packet Company
    Captains: 1856, Gabbert, W.H.; 1863, Faucette, William

    Type: Side-wheeler       Size:
    Launched: 1840s?
    Destroyed: 1849, May 17, Fire at St. Louis docks??
    Area: Miss. R.
    Owner: Saint Louis and Miami Packet Co.
    Captain(s): Capt. Geo. Vickers.
    Comments: 1856, late Feb, Torn from docks and swept downstream in
              ice flow during Great Ice Gorge at St. Louis.  Forced
              ashore only slightly damaged.
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet/navigation light tender
    Size: 220'
    Launched: 1870, early
    Area: 1870s, early, Mo. R.; 
        : 1875, Ohio R.; 1876, Mo. R.; 1878, Miss. R.
    Owner: 1870s, early, Kinney, Joseph
    Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly.
            : 1. A sidewheeler named ALICE established
              the first government lights on the Ohio river and many on the 
              Mississippi R..  The Ohio lights were first placed by ALICE in
              1875, and after that the work was done by the LILY.
              In 1876, the ALICE serviced lights on the Missouri up to Kansas
              City.  She also worked lights on the Mississippi.  In 1878, 
              on Feb. 28, she left St. Louis to service lights to New Orleans.
              That spring she was snagged, breaking as meny as eighty of her
              hull's timbers, and was returned to St. Louis for docking.
              (Way's Packet Directory does not seem certain that this was the
              light tender, but the dates seem to indicate that it was.)

*Name: ALICE
    Area: 1889, Tombigbee R.
    Comments: cir. 1880, this boat was "abducted" by Capt. Shropshire

    Type: Sternwheeler
    Area: Yukon R.
    Comments: This "Alice" Was still working in 1945.  Was making run
              between Nenona and Marshal.

    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 411 tons.
    Launched: 1863, Cincinnati, Oh.
    Destroyed: 1863, July 8, Indiana shore, between Morvins Landing
                     and Mauckport, burned by Morgan's Raiders (see below)
    Area: 1863, Cincinnati-Memphis
    Captain: James H. Pepper
    Comments:  Troops under command of John Hunt Morgan used a small packet
               named JOHN T. McCOMBS to lure the ALICE DEAN ashore where they 
               captured her and used her as a ferry to move from Brandenburgh, Ky. 
               to the Indiana side of the river.  After that they burnd
               her.  Her equipment was later recovered and auctioned off for $4,500.

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Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 694 tons Launched: 1864, Cincinnati, Oh. Maiden run, 1864, Feb. 25, from Cincinnati. (Commodore)Thompson Dean was aboard and several other notables. Destroyed: 1872, was retired. Machinery went to THOMAS SHERLOCK. Hull became wharfboat, Lake Providence, La. Area: Cincinnati-Memphis Captains: 1864, James H. Pepper 1865, Charles Darvo 1866, C. Dan Conwqay Comments: 1864, Mar. 25, Hit bank below Cincinnati. Stern sank in in 12'. Raised. 1865, late Dec., Hit bridge at Cincinnati and lost both stacks. 1869, Dec., 40 mi. above Memphis, hit log. Would have sunk if load of cotton hadn't kept her afloat until THOMPSON DEAN came to assist.. 1870, Apr. 26, mistake in signals between pilot and engineer caused her to hit the Covington pier of suspension bridge. Downed both stacks. Name: ALICE GRAY Area: 1870, Osage R., Mo. between Tuscumbia and Osage City. Owner: 1870, William H. Hauenstein, the father. Captains: 1870, probably Capt. William Henry Hauenstein, the son. Source: Information from site visitor Kelly Hokkanen Comments: Mentionedin this Article Name: ALLEGHENIA Area: 1833, Pittsburgh -Cincinnatti Comments: info in this entry is from the diary of an ancestor of web site visitor Kathryn Grogman. grogman@earthlink.net>
    Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet.  Size: 160' X 23' x 5.4'
    Launched: 1841
	Dismantled: 1846 
	Areas: 1841, advertised Cincinnati-New Orleans
		   1842, Pittsburgh-Cincinnati
		   1845, ran from St. Louis to Hennepin on Ill. R.
	Owners: When new, Capt. Thomas Carmac and others, all of Pittsburgh.
			1842, Capt. William Dean became part owner.
			1846, Capt Richard C. Gray bought Capt. Dean out.
	Captains: When New, Thomas Carmac
			  1842, William Dean with Richard C. Gray as clerk.

    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 278' X 30' X 6.', 520 tons.
    Power: 5 boilers
    Launched: 1852, Shousetown, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1857, Nov., bellow Jefferson Barracks at Carroll Island,
                    sunk by ice.
    Area: 1852, Pittsburgh-Cincinnati
          1857, running St. Louis-New Orleans as passenger carrier only 
    Owners: when new, R.S. Hays 1/4, David Holmes 1/8, George Black 1/8,
             Wm. Bingham 1/8, Thomas S. Clarke 1/8, William Thaw 1/8, 
             William Frampton 1/8, all of Pittsburgh, Pa.
             Also Capt. C.W. Batchelor
             1852, fall, Batchelor sold his portion to Robert S. Hayes, Thomas
                   S. Clarke and William Thaw
                   Possibly at one time, Isaac Kimber
    Companies Associated With: 1853, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Packet Line
    Captains: 1852, Master, C.W. Batchelor
              1852, Fall, George B. McLean took command; pilots, James O'Neal,
                    and Evan Morgan
              1855, Master, J.W. Cooke
              1857, Richard Phillips
    Comments: Nicknamed STAR OF THE WEST
            : Made run Louisville-Cincinnati, 0/10/05 to take the "Horns"
                   from TELEGRAPH NO. 2
              Made run Louisville - Cincinnati 1852, 0/10/38

    Type: sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 143 tons.
    Power: 16's -6 ft.
    Launched: 1859, Pittsburgh, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1875, May 23, Below Portland Bar, below Louisville, hit
                     barge and sank.
    Area: Allegheny R.
        1863, entered Pittsburgh-Wheeling trade.
         Under Booth, Parkersburgh-Cincinnati tow trade.
    Owners: 1859, Capt. John Hanna, 5/8 and Capt. William Hanna, 3/8
            1863, Apr. 16, sold to Capt William J. Kountz, D.S.H. Gillmore and others.
            Later, sold to John K. Booth
    Captain(s): Master, William Hanna
                early 1860's, Peppers, George H.
              During C. War was briefly in U.S. service, but deamed too small. 
              1863, Master, George D. Moore
              Under Booth ownership, Nels Davis was master.
    Comments: Machinery was recovered and used on CALUMET
            : was known to carry 500 to 600 barrels of oil during Allegheny
              R. oil boom.
            : Booth converted her into towboat
            : from the WheelingRegister, Mar. 31 1879

    Launched: 1848
    Area: Ohio R.
    Owner: built by Capt. John McLure Jr., John Reed and John J. Roberts of
                   Wheeling, W. Va.

1. Name: ALLEN COLLIER the 2nd one 
    Type:* Sternwheel, wooden hull packet/war boat. 
    Launched: *1864, Cincinnati, Oh. 
    Area: Miss. and Mo. Rs. 
    Owner: *1864, Dec. 8, taken over by U.S. for war service. 
    Comments: 1864 or 5, was first boat to travel rivers un-molested 
             after the Civil War. 
             1867, Sept., left Cow Island, 198 mi. below Ft. Benton, 
             with 275 passengers packed aboard at $130 per head and hit 
             sand bar after sandbar (132 of them) until 2 mo. later and 
             1000 mi. above St Louis, all the passengers had deserted 
             her.  The boat was later sold at public auction.

Name: ALLENA MAY/ Originally the GENERAL MEIGS

3. Name: ALLICE
    Type: Sternwheeler               Size:
    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.

    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 144' X 27.2' X 3.9', 136 tons.
    Launched: 1852, Shousetown, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1863, Mar. 17, Cape Girardeau, Mo, near Devil's Island, 
                     Lost to stranding.
    Area: tramp trades, Pittsburgh-St. Louis.  *Later, possibly Osage R. Mo.
    Owners: 1/2 by Capt. Samuel Dean
    Captains: Master, Samuel Dean.
    Comments: * See Article

    Type:  Stern-wheeler              Size:   Launched: 1850s?
    Area: U. Mo. R.
    Comments: Was in Indian wars.

    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 236' X 38' X 7.'.
    Power: 26 1/4's- 7 1/2 ft., 6 boilers.
    Launched: 1857, Jeffersonville, Ind. by Howard Yard
    Area: 1857, St. Louis-Omaha, Mo. R.
                Diary of E.F. Beadle places her at Omaha, May 28, June 12,
                 June 29, July 15.
          1861, St. Louis-New Orleans
    Owners: Built for S.B. Holland
            1861, in whole by Capt. David DeHaven
            1863, Sept. 29, acquired by U.S. Navy but not recommissioned.
    Captain(s): 1857, Joe Holland
                1861, DeHaven, David 
    Comments: Plied trade from St. Louis to Jefferson City to connect
              with trains bound for Kansas, Ft. Levenworth, Weston,
              Atchinson and St Joseph.
    Comments: From The Diary Of Joseph T. Anderson, shopkeeper,
             Commerce Mo.
            - March 20th,1861:  "The ALONZO CHILD landed last night
              twelve o'clock going down and took 12 cords of wood
              from P. Noreau."
    Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly.
    Comments: 1862, May 29, took 2nd battalion of 14th Texas Cavalry from Little Rock
                   to Memphis. 35 PARALLEL took another. 
            : 1860, Nov. * Pilot Samuel Clemens grounded this boat on the shore in a fog.


    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet
    Launched: 1860's, early?
    Area: Coosa R. (Ga. and Ala.)
    Owner: 1863: Capt. J. M. Elliott Sr.
    Captain(s): 1863: Lay, Cummins
    Comments: Source
3. Name: ALTA
    Type: Sternwheeler               Size: Small
    Launched: 1860s?, EARLY
    Destroyed: 1868, stuck in mud near Elkhorn Calf on Upper San
               Joaquine R..  abandoned 
    Area: California delta, San Jaoquine R.

    Launched: 1817, about, in Charleston
    Area: Savannah R. Ga.
    Owner: Steamboat Company of Georgia
    Captain: 1823 - 1834, sometime between, Swymer, John
    Comments: Source

There is a conflict of information on the ownership of the
first two ALTONS, below.  However the dates are far enough apart
to make me think they were two separate boats.  Still, may be the same boat???

    Launched: Fall, 1833 or 36
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden wheel packet.
    Area: 1837, May 8, was at Natchez.
          1846, June, Left St. Louis for U. Miss. Source
    Owner(s): When built, Capt John Simonds, Jr. and others.
			: 183?6?, Sold to Capt. Isaiah Sellers and others.
    Comments: Source
            : 1837, May 8, Went to aid of survivors of BEN SHARROD disaster.
			: Some of the info in this listing is from
              "Biographical Sketches of Western Boatmen" sent in by a site visitor.

1. Name: ALTON
    Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet.  Size: 334 tons.
    Launched: 1847, Brownsville, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1855, May 7, Yazoo R., Burned.
    Area: St. Louis - New Orleans
    Owners: Built by Capt. John Simonds, Jr.
    Captains: 1847, Capt. Henry A. Ealer was pilot 

*Name: ALTON
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet
    Captains: 1862, Mar. 30, Jim Montgomery was pilot
1. Name: ALTON    Post Card Pictures
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From The Gallery Of
Michael Blaser
    Type: Sidewheel wooden hull excursion boat Size: 241' X 38' X 7.3'
    Power: Engines, 24's- 8ft. by St. Louis Iron and Machine Co.
    Launched: 1906, Jeffersonville, Ind.
    Destroyed: winter of 1918, Jan. 29, the Duck's Nest, Paducah, Ky. crushed by ice.
    Owner: Eagle Packet Company, St. Louis
    Captains: 1906-14, Commodore Henry Leyhe
    Comments: Was originally intended for daily trade, St. Louis-Alton,
              But the Commodore tried her in the excursion trade and found it profitable.
            : 1909, July 12, collided with Alton. Ill. bridge.  Extensive damage.

Name: ALTON originally the GEORGE COWLING

	Comments: 1856, late Feb, Torn from docks and swept downstream in ice flow during 
                    at St. Louis.
            : Made run from St. Louis-Alton, 0/1/35? 
Show you care, send a Bear!
    Type; Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 266.5' X 35' X 6.6'.
    Power: 29-1/2's X 9 ft., by John Snowden.  6 boilers, each 42" X 28-1/2'
    Wheels: 11-1/2' buckets, 24 arms and 30" dip.
    Stacks: 71" in dia.  Reached 54' above roof and 81' from water line.
    Launched: 1853, McKeesport, Pa.
    Distroyed: 1860, dismantled.  Engines went to 1864 MAGENTA
    Area: 1853, Wheeling-Louisville
          1854, went to Cincinnati-Louisville trade. 
          Later under U.S. Mail Line, Louisville-St. Louis
          Finally, St. Louis-New Orleans 
   Owner: Originally, 1/4, Geo. W. Cass, Pittsburgh; 1/8, E.S. Sanford,
                       Philadelphia; 1/8, S,M. Shoemaker, Baltimore;
                       1/40, James P. Jack, Cincinnati; 1/16, White Cunningham,
                       Madison, Ind.; 3/40, Capt. G.W. Norton, and 
                       1/4 by 2 stockholders of Wheeling, J. C. Acheson & Co.
          1854, early, sold to Lightning Line
          Later sold to United States Mail Line
    Companies Associated with: 1853, Wheeling-Louisville Union Line
    Captains: 1853, George. W. Norton was her first master.
              Under U.S. Mail Line, Boies 
    Comments: Named for Pres. of Adams Express Company.
			: Mentioned in this Article
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.     Size: 147' X 25' X 5.5', *220 tons
    Launched: 1841, Sharpsburg, Pa on Allegheny R.
    Destroyed: 1842, Sept. Stranded and lost, Aramanth Island, Miss. R.
    Area: 1841, St. Louis-Gallena
    Owners: *Capt. George W. Atchison and others
    Captain: George W. Atchison
    Comments: *Source The Allegheny River by Mrs S. Kussart, 1938,
              According to this book, 
              The owners also built two barges designed to be rafted along side of
              this boat.  Each was 140' X 20' X 2' with open holds, with cargo
              boxes. They carried about 200 tons of cargo each.  These were the
              first barges of this kind built.

	Comments:  This list of arriving passengers at Mobile, Ala. from The Olden Times.com could be for
either this boat or the next one below.
From The Mobile Register and Journal, May 25, 1846



	Type: Sidewheel woodenhull packet
	Size: 231 tons.
    Launched: 1839, Wheeling W. Va.
	Destroyed: 1843, Feb. 21, Bird's Point, Mo. Snagged and lost
    Area: When new, Ohio R.
          Under later owners, Cincinnati-New Orleans. 
    Owners: 1839, Capt. John McLure, Jr., James H. Louderback
            Later went to Capt. John Fink, Hiram Martin and Capt. John McClure
	Captains: When new, James H. Louderback
              Under new owners above was, John McClure's first command as master.
              Later under other owners, Capt. Wylie
    Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA,
              WHEELING INTELLIGENCER,  June 24, 1951

    Launched: 1840s?
    Destroyed: 1849, Mo. R. Near Euphrase Bend 
    Area: Mo. R.
    Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage

    Type: Sidewheel, wood hull        Size: 147' X 33.5' X 12', 386 tons
	Launched: 1863, Owens Shipyard
    Destroyed: 1882, sold
    Area: Californis Delta
    Owner: Central Pacific R.R.

1. Name: AMERICA
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet   Size:315' X 44' X 7.', unofficial
    Power: 26's 10 ft., 8 boilers; wheels 38' w/13-1/2' buckets 
    Launched: 1867, or Nov. 21, 1866, Cincinnati, Oh. Morton and Startzman yard.
    Destroyed: 1868, Dec 4, Above Warsaw, Ky. at Rayl's Landing, Ind,
                     collided with UNITED STATES.
    Area: Ohio R., built expressly for Cincinnati-Louisville trade.
    Owners: U.S. Mail Line
    Captains: 1867, Apr. 27, trial trip, Master, David Whitten
              1868, Pilot, Capt. Charles Dufour
              1868, Dec. 4, Master, David Whitten; pilot, Jenkins, Napoleon B.
    Comments: In collision, both boats burned and sank. 40 lives lost, among
              who were Capt. David Whitten and pilot Jenkins.               
              : Once raced the CINCINNATI.

1. Name: AMERICA  Post Card Pictures

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Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet and excursion boat Size: 285' X 45' X 6.' Power: Engines, 25's- 8ft. 5 boilers, ea 42" X 26' Launched: 1917, Jeffersonville, Ind. at Howard Yard Destroyed: 1930, Sept. 8, above Jeffersonville, Ind., burned while laid up for winter. Area: Ohio R. At first, Louisville-Cincinnati Later became full fledged excursion boat, mostly at Louisville, Ky. Owners: built by the Louisville and Cincinnati Packet Company Captains: During excursion years, James o'Brien was master Comments: 1922, was converted to an excursion boat : Machinery came from the burned INDIANA. : This boat started as a packet boat with staterooms Name: AMERICAN EAGLE Type: Stern-wheeler Size: Launched: 1840s? Destroyed: 1849, May 17, fire at St. Louis docks 3. Name: AMERICAN EAGLE Launched: 1850's early Area: 1854, Sacramento R. Calif. Owner(s) 1856, California Steam Navigation Company Name: AMERICAN QUEEN Type: Replica of sternwheeler/Steam-powered sternwheel. Cruise boat Size: Length, 418'; height, 104' from waterline to top of stacks. 6 decks including sundeck. 477 passenger, in 222 cabins. Crew of 170 Power; Nordburg compound 15's, 30's-8 ft. from the U.S. dredge KENNEDY driving the sternwhee. Also to supplement sternwheel, twin props powered by diesels. Launched: 1994, McDermott Shipyard, Amelia, La. Cost: $65,000,000 1995, June 27, Placed in service Area: 1995 - present, Out of New Orleans, La. Owner: 1994-2001: Delta Queen Steamboat Co. Photos 2005 - Present (2006) American West Stemboat Company Captain: Capt. Harold Schultz 1999, John Davitt Comments: 2 story Grand Salon. "The most elaborate paddle-wheeler ever." Faithfully decorated in Victorian Era decor. : stacks are hinged to pass under bridges, and her pilot house decends into a hole for the same reason : 1999, was her 2nd Tall Stacks Celebration. Name: AMERICUS Type: Sternwheel woodenhull packet Size: 137' X 36' X 4.5', 203 tons. Launched: 1853, Brownsville, Pa. Built under the supervision of Capt. C.W. Batchelor Destroyed: Ill. R. burned Owners: Capt. Charles W. Batchelor Captains: C.W. Batchelor Comments: Capt. E.W. Gould thought boat was ill fated because it was launched on a Friday and had stopped to pick up a preacher on a white horse. : This boat was The first of many owned by Capt. Batchelor. : Mentioned in this Document Name: AMY HEWES Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet. Source: Photo from Rootsweb.com

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