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To Riverboats Starting With the Initial "C." To Riverboats Starting With the Name "CARRIE" To Riverboats Starting With "CITY of" To Riverboats Starting With COLONEL To Riverboats Starting With C, Page 2 To Riverboats Starting With C, Page 3*Name: CADDO Type: Sidewheeler Size: 139' X 24' 8" X 6', 196 ton Launched: 1839, Pittsburgh Destroyed: 1842, Apr. 13, Red River, near Fort Towson Okla.. Sank. Area: Out of New Orleans, Red R. Owners: Asa Dunn and Johnson R. Davis & Company Captains: Master, Asa Dunn John Graham, Shreveport, La. (This captain submitted by site visitor M. Bynum who would like further information on Capt. Graham.) Comments: Resently, the ship remains were found buried in the riverbed. : *This Information from Early Steam Navigation on the Red River : Also see, The Material Culture of Steamboat Passengers: Archaeological Evidence from the Missouri River, by Annalies Corbin, Roderick Sprague. Name: CADDO BELLE Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size: 134 tons Built: 1857, New Albany, Ind. Destroyed: 1860, Off the lists Area: New Orleans-Shreveport Red R. Comments: 1858, Red R., Sank Name: CADDO BELLE Type: Wooden hull packet. Size: 125' X 25' X 3.5' Destroyed: 1886, still registered, Apalachiola, Fla. Area: After rebuild went to Chattahoochee R. Fla. Owners: A.R. Ketchum and Jacob Ketchum, Cincinnati, Oh. Captains: *1881, Henry McCormick, who commited suicide on this boat in 1881. Comments: 1881, Mar., Cross Bayou near Shreveport, La., while tied up for debt, burned. Rebuilt and taken to Chattahoochee R. Name: CADDO BELLE Type: Wooden hull packet 1. Name: CAIRO (Gunboat U.S.S. CAIRO) Type: Recess wheel, wooden hull gunboat Size: 175' X 50' X 7.' Launched: 1861, Mound City, Ill. Destroyed: 1862, Dec. 12, ascending Yazoo R., victim of two torpedoe type mines. Was first of Pook's Turtles to be destroyed. About: There were seven of these boats launched for U.S. service. Each was the same* and each had 13 guns. Six 32 pounder smoothbores, three 8-inch Dahlgren smoothbore shell guns and four rifled 42 pounders. * The ST. LOUIS had one more 32 pounder instead of one of the eight inchers. CAIRO, MOUND CITY, and CINCINNATI built at Mound city, Ill. CARONDELET, LOUISVILLE, ST. LOUIS and PITTSBUTG at Carondelet, Mo. 3. Name: CALEB COPE Launched: 1840's late? Size: 60 toms. Area: 1853, Sacramento R. Calif. Name: CALLAHAN JR. a relatively small, wooden hulled, stern-wheeler that plied the Chipola River between Apalachicola, Fl and Blountstown, FL in the '20's and early '30's. In '32, her engineer was named "Jones". He cargo was mostly naval stores, I think, speaking from memory. Comments: This listing from site visitor John P. Roberts Name: CALIFORNIA Launched: 1840s? Area: Hudson R. Name: CALIFORNIA Launched: 1840s? Area: Sacramento R. : 1853, Dec., California - Panama Captain: 1853, Dec., LeRoy Comments: Source Name: CAMARGO Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Destroyed: 1874, Townsend's Ferry on the Angelina River, sank. Area: Neches and Angelina Rs., Tex. Owner: 1869, purchased by Capt Andrew Smyth Soon purchased by C. H. Alexander and Co., cotton factor of Sabine Pass. Captains: 1869, Andrew Smyth 1874, Sherwood Burch of Sabine, Tex. Comments: See source Article Name: CANADA Launched: 1858, Brownsville, Pa. Size: 197' X 32' X 5', 299 tons. Dismantled: 1870, Madison, Ind. Area: U. Miss. R. Owner: James Ward, 3/8; William Anderson, 1/4; Adam Jacobs, 3/8 Captain: 1857: James Ward Comments: One of first boats in Northern Line Packet Company : Mentioned in this Article : Machinery went to ROCK ISLAND Name: CANADIAN Photo of model of boat
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Type: Sternwheeler Size: Launched: 1950s? Late? Area: "Freedomland" a New York City Theme Park Owner: of model Ray Harrington Comments: From Ray Harrington:"I purchased the "Eugene" at an auction in Connecticut at a place called Johnsonville. The owner, Ray Schmit, died of cancer a couple of years ago and then the whole place went up for auction. Schmit had a lot of money and his goal was to rebuild an old village on his property. And he did. Everything from original houses and buildings that he moved, carriages, furniture, sleds, etc. Everything you could think that would be in a town back in the late 1800's. He also purchased a sternwheeler from what use to be Freedomland, an amusement park in New York back in the 60's. He had the vessel floated up from New York, up the Connecticut River, and then moved over about 4 miles of land. . . " Name: CAPE GIRARDEAU, originally the CITY OF NEW ALBANY 1892-1916 Name: CAPE GIRARDEAU, originally the WAR EAGLE 1899-1910 Name: CAPE GIRARDEAU/GORDON C. GREEN/SARA LEE/RIVER QUEEN Postcard Photos Click on picture to enlarge Type: Sternwheel, steel hull packet/excursion boat/tourist boat. Size: 210' X 38' X 6.5' Power: 18's- 8', 3 boilers, each 44" X 28' Burned coal until 4 new boilers, oil burners, were installed in 1941. Launched:1923, Jeffersonville, Ind. at Howard Yard Destroyed: 1967, Sunday morning Dec. 3, St. Louis, sank dockside. Area: 1923, Louisville-St. Louis 1924, St.Louis-Cape-Commerce trade 1925-30, made St. Louis-New Orleans Mardi Gras trips each year. 1934, took MVBL tow St. Louis-Cairo 1935-36, Pittsburgh-Cincinnati, passengers and freight 1938-39, 41 and 47, Made Cincinnati-New Orleans Mardi Gras trip 1952 - Portsmouth, Oh. was a floating hotel named SARAH LEE Later Owensboro, Ky. was floating Restaurant named RIVER QUEEN, did not work out. Later yet, Bradenton Fl. lavishly outfited to be tourist attraction. Did not work out. She went to 1960, New Orleans with plans for her to be a high-class night club. That did not happen. She went to Hannible and then across river from that town to purvey food and drink. 1964, moved to St Louis and became a well patronized bar and restaurant. Owner: 1923-34, Eagle Packet Company 1935-52 Greene Line Steamers as GORDON C. GREENE 1952, sold to Portsmouth Oh. Renamed SARA LEE 1953?, or so, Sold to Owensboro Ky. Renamed RIVER QUEEN Later, Bradenton Fl. concerns 1960, New Orleans concerns Later, to Hannibal, Mo. 1964, St. Louis concerns Captain(s): *1922, Robert Franklin Myers 1935 - Tom R. Greene Comments: 1924, Apr 24, christened by Miss Christine Rowling. : 1934, renamed GORDON C. GREEN : 1952, Renamed SARA LEE (floating hotel) Portsmouth, Oh. : 1953, Renamed RIVER QUEEN (floating restaurant), Owensboro, Ky. : 1954, Boilers went to AVALON. : Her whistle, which dates back to the CALHOUN, is in the River Museum, Marrieta, Oh. Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA, WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, June 24, 1951 From The Studio of Dallas Pavone Click on picture to enlarge
Name: CAPE CATERLIN Launched: 1850s? Area: Miss. R. Owner: United States Mail Line Name: CAPE MAY Type: sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size: 124 tons Launched: 1850, Brownsville, Pa. Destroyed: 1854, Aug. 2, Mount vernon, Ind.. Snagged and lost. 18 died. Name: CAPITOL, Type: Sidewheeler packet, wooden hull Size: 133 tons Launched: 1844, Pittsburgh, Pa. Destroyed: 1844, Dec. 27, burned at seventy-six Landing, Mo.. Above Grand Tower. 3 lives lost. Area: Mo. and Miss. Rs. Captain: Birmingham Comments: Notes from The Tribune Telegraph, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. July. 12 1897 Name: CAPITOL See PITTSBURGH Name: CAPT. LYERLY
Picture Donated By Ken McCullochType: Sternwheel, wooden hull towboat Area: Coosa R. Owner: Gladsden Cooperage Company Captains: James L. Robertson Comments: Source 3. Name: CAPT. SUTTER Launched: 1840's late? Size: 51 tons. Area: 1853, Sacramento R. Calif. Name: CAPT. WEBER Type: Sternwheeler Size: Launched: ?1920'S? Destroyed: 1943, Stocton, Calf. riverboat fire that took several old riverboats. Area: California Delta Rivers Comments: Played the "CUMBERLAND" in the 1943 bing Crosby movie Dixie. Source Name: CAPTAIN MERIWETHER LEWIS Type: Sidewheel dredge-boat Size: 285' Launched: 1931 by Marietta Marine Works in Point Pleasant, Virginia. Destroyed: 1998: drydocked at Brownville, NE, where the Brownville Historical Society maintains the boat as a museum. Area: Mo. R. Owner: U. S. Army Corp of Engineers Captain(s): Comments: This boat was one of the last steamboats used by U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. It could dredge to a depth of 20 feet at a speed of 150 to 200 feet per hour. In a 24 hour period it could move up to 185,000 cubic yards of sand. Photo of hand-made model by Nautic Art. This model will be raffled off in May 1999. See above, photo link for more. 1. Name: CAPITOL CITY/COLUMBIA Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet. Size: As Capitol City - 132.2' x 25.7' x 4', Power: Engines, 12's- 4 1/2 ft., 2 boilers. Launched: 1888, Harmer, Oh., Knox Yard. Size: 132.2' X 25.7' X 4' Area: Gallipolis - Charleston trade, Kanawha R. Captains: Howard Donnally Comments: 1893, rebuilt, renamed COLUMBIA. Name:CAPITOL CITY Area: California Delta Rivers Comments: Played a part in the 1933 movie Mandalay. Source Name: CAR of COMMERCE" Type: side-wheeler Size: Launched: 1820'S? Destroyed: 1832, May 6, sank Area: Lower Mo. R. Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage 1. Name: CAR of COMMERCE" Type: side-wheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 294 tons. Launched: 1848, Murrayville, Va. Destroyed: 1848, Dec., On the Louisville Falls (See Comments) Area: Lower Mo. R. Owner(s): Davis & Smith Comments: This boat hit the rocks on Luisville Falls and was holed. The HOMER towed her Sand Island opposite Shippingport where she sank over the cabin floor. Nobody was hurt. : This was the forth boat of this name. Name: CAR OF NEPTUNE Size: 175' x 24' Launched: 1807 Area: Hudson R. Albany - New york Owner: Hudson River Steamboat Company Captain: Arthur Helme Roorbach Comments: Source 1. Name: CARNEAL GOLDMAN
Type: Sternwheel, woodenhull packet Size: 143' X 25.1' X 6.1' Launched: 1885, Jeffersonville, Ind. Area: built for the Natchez-Vicksburg trade Made three trips weekly Later went to Madison, Ind. Comments: Named after a Tensas Parish, Louisiana cotton planter : Parts went to the JOSEPH 3. Name: CAROLINA Launched: 1840s? late? Area: 1850s, early, U. Sacramento R., Calf. Name: CAROLINE Area: 1831, Ill. R. Owner: Possibly whole or in part, Capt. Abraham Kimber, Brownsville Source Name: CAROLINE Launched: 1820's or 30's Area: Alabama R. Owner: Peyton Bibb of Alabama Name: CARONDELET Type: Gunboat Size: Launched: 1850s? Captain and pilots: Capt. Walke, Henry Comments: Famous run VoR, 182 1. Name: CARONDELET Type: Sternwheel, iron hull packet. Size: Power: Engines from BELLE OF ALTON. 1 aft stack Launched: 1875, Carondelet, Mo. Destroyed: 1877, Sept. 19, St. Louis docks, burned along side of GRAND REPUBLIC while in for repairs. Hull went to CAHRLES P. CHOUTEAU Area: Lower Miss. R. : Under Capts. Hicks and Grissom, Memphis-New Orleans trade. Owners: 1876, Apr. St. Louis, David Powell purchased at U.S. marshal's sale. 1876, mid-May, St. Louis, Brown & Jones purchased at U.S. marshal's sale for $13,000. Later, sold to Capts. J. Frank Hicks and Alf Grissom Captains: 1875, Jan, W. Dick Love Comments: 1876, Jan. 26, below St. Louis, sank. thought to have hit wheel shaft of ALLEGHENY, which sank there in 1857. Raised. : 1876, 30 mi. above N.O. Caught in storm. Lost most of superstructure furniture and outfit.
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Name: CARRIER Area: 1844, was advertised by Capt. Tunstall to be going to depart Apr. 20th for mouth of Swan Creek on White R. Captains: Thomas T. Tunstall. of Jacksonport, Ark. Comments: Source 1. Name: CARRIER Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size: 215' X 33' Launched: 1855, Jeffersonville, Ind., by Howard Yard Destroyed: 1861, Sept. 12, St. Charles, Mo., lost. Area: 1855, Council Bluffs and 2 trips to New Orleans 1856, Oct. St. Louis-Glasgrow 1858, May, 19, was at Dakota City. Dakota City Herald 1861, Feb., New Orleans- Owners: 1855 built for Capt. Draffin who, after three trips, sold her for $5,000 more than she cost. Captain(s): 1855, Draffin 1856, William C. Postal 1858, Oct., McPherson, Henry Comments: Also see the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly. : 1858, Oct. 12, Penn's Bend on Mo. R., snagged. 1861, Feb. 21, Sank at Island 25, Miss. R. Raised. 1. Name: CARRIER Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 165.4' X 26.4' X 4.'. Launched: 1884, Jeffersonville, Ind. Area: 1884-85, Mo. R. *and possibly Osage R., Mo. 1885, went to Mobile, Ala. 1885, Oct., Alabama R. Owners: early on, *Possibly Charles F. Lohman and his son Capt. Louis Charles Lohman, Jefferson City, Mo. Captains: 1885, Sept., Master, John Quill; clerk, H. Clay King *This info from family records of Lee Lohman, GGG grandaughter of Charles F. Name: CARRIER, Originally the MATT F. ALLEN 1887-1900, Sept. 20 1. Name: CARROLL Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 185.7' X 31 X 6 Power: 13s- 4ft. Launched: 1875, Pittsburgh, Pa. Destroyed: 1877, Apr. 16, Aubuchon's Woodyard, 50 mi. above Ft. Randall, S.D., burned. Owners: Was named for Matthew Carroll of the firm of Carroll & Steel of Ft. Benton. Was this firm possibly the owner? Captains: 1875, Mar. T.(Tim) B. Burleigh made boat's 1st trip direct to Fort Benton. Was Capt. through 1876, May, at least *1876, July, Amadee T. Papin Comments: Boat made 9 trips to Montana. : 1876, May 14, was first to arrive Fort Benton that year. : * 1876, July 29, was loaded with cavalry & infantry, when they fought a large contingent of Sioux at the confluence of the Yellowstone & Powder Rivers. Name: CASCADES Type: Stern-wheeler Size: Area: Columbia R. Comments: 1952, a towboat. 1. Name: CASPIAN Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 248 tons Launched: 1851, Elizabeth, Pa. Destroyed: 1854, Mar. 3, Red River, Snagged and lost Area: 1851, New Orleans- Alexandria 1854, Red R. in Texas Captain: 1851, Dunn, possibly Asa Dunn 1. Name: CASTLE GARDEN Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 162 tons. Launched: 1853, McKeesport, Pa. Destroyed: 1862, July 25, Mound City, Ill, Caught out and sunk. Area: 1853, Pittsburgh-Louisville 1855, Tramp trade out of Pittsburgh Captains: 1855: John S. Devinney : 1960s, early, Thad L. Conant Comments: 1862, Jan., Pittsburgh, in flood, broke loose from warf and floated free-astray to Braden, Pa.. Name: CATARACT Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 283 tons. Power: 21's- 7 ft., 3 boilers. Launched: 1851, Brownsville, Pa. for Capt. E.W. Gould and C.S. Rodgers, both of St. Louis. Destroyed: 1859, dismantled. Area: built for Ill. R. trade. 1857, The Diary of E.F. Beadle has her at Weston, Mo. Aug. 24. Aug. 25, stopped at Levenworth, Ks. downbound and left at 5PM. Aug. 27, stopped in Jefferson City, Mo. Companies associated with: 1856, ran in Pacific Railroad Packet Line. Owners: 1852, Capt. E.W. Gould and C.S. Rodgers Captains: 1856, pilot was Capt. John P. Keiser at $1,000 a month. 1857, he was master pilot at $1,200 a month. Name: CAYUGA Name: CELEBRATION BELLE Type: Ornamental sternwheel excursion boat Size: 189', 800 passengers Launched: 1886, Pensacola, Fl. Area: 1999, Moline, Ill. Owner: 1999, Celebration Cruises Captains: 1999, Scott Schadler, Joe Schadler Comments: 1999, Attended Tall Stacks Celebration in Cincinnati. Name: CENTRAL AMERICA see GEORGE LAW 1. Name: CENTRAL CITY Type: A small boat carrying freight Destroyed: 1884, night of July 12, run down by the CHARLES MORGAN. No lives lost. Comments: Mentioned in this Article Name: CHALLENGE 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: CHALLENGE Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet. Size: 147' X 39' X 4.5' Launched: 1854, Shousetown, Pa. Destroyed: 1860, Feb. 25, above St. Louis, snagged and lost. Area: 1858, Pittsbutgh-St. Louis Owners: Capt. Samuel C. Young *Later, Capt. Horatio Nelson Crooks Comments: primarily a freight boat. : Mentioned in this Document : This boat had double sternwheels.
Name: CHAMPION No 3 Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 160' X 29' X 4.7' Launched: 1856, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: After 1866, dismantled in St. Louis Area: Used for harbor work for a time Upper Miss. R.& Ohio R. Owners: Originally by the Shinkle family, covington, Oh. Later acquired by USQMD 1866, Jan. 26, sold to Capt Thomas Janney, New Orleans. 1870, In St. Louis was purchased by Capt. David Campbell and dismantled. Comments: From The Diary Of Joseph T. Anderson, shopkeeper, Commerce Mo. - Thursday Night, April 4th. 1861. "Business dull. Weather cloudy. Steamboat Champion landed this morning about sunrise, put off 21 sacks coffee, 5 bbls. & half bbls. molasses for our firm. . . . : See letter from Union soldier Also See 1. Name: CHAMPION No 3
Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull ferry Size: 98.9' X 25.7' X 3.5' Power: Engines, 3-3/4's- 3-1/2 ft. One boiler, 44" X 18' Launched: 1901, Mason City, W. Va./Middleport, Oh. Destroyed: 1935, dismantled Area: Pomeroy-Mason City before bridge was built Later, Proctorville, Oh. Owners: Owned and operated by J.F. Jividen and brother Charles Name: CHAMPION Area: 1897, Aug., Ohio R. Comments: Notes from The Tribune Telegraph, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. Aug. 18 1897 3. Name: CHANCE Launched: 1840s? late? Area: 1850s, early, U. Sacramento R., Calf. Name: CHANCELLOR LIVINGSTON Type: Paddlewheeler, Coal fired Size: 156' X 34' X 10-1/2' Launched: 1816 Area: Hudson R. Owner: Hudson River Steamboat Company Comments: Was last Fulton/Livingston boat launched. Comments: Source Name: CHANCELLOR Area: 1884, July, Ohio R. Comments: Mentioned in this Article Name: CHANGE Type: Size: Launched: 1890's? Area: Ohio R. Comments:Notes from The Tribune Telegraph, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. Aug. 18 1897 Name: CHARITON Destroyed: 1837, Wrecked, Mo. R. Area: Mo. R. Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage
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Name: CHARLOTTE BOECKLER Type: raftboat Size: Launched: 1870s? Area: Miss. R.? Name: CHARON
Type: Sternwheel wooden hull ferryboat Size: 110' X 30' X 3.4' Launched: 1889, Brownsville. Pa. at Axton Yard Destroyed: 1920s, Dam 23. hooked a mooring pin on outside wall. Wrecked. Area: Bellaire-Brentwood Owner: Bellaire, Brentwood & Wheeling Ferry Co. 1. Name: CHATTANOOGA/WYETH CITY Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Size: 162.17 tons Built: 1878, Henry's Mills, Tenn. Area: below Chattanooga on Tenn. R. Comments: *1881, Oct., Arthur Hall, of Guntersville, engineer got his lower extremeties severly scalded by one of the safety valves opening. : cir. 1888 Novice pilot put her full steam against shore. Sank. Was raised and rebuilt as the WYETH CITY Name: CHATTANOOGA Originally the MEGIDDO 1904-21 Name: CHATTANOOGA STAR Type: Sidewheeler replica Size: Area: Miss R. Captain(s): Mike and Pete Hosemann. Comments: 10/18/98, The CHATTANOOGA STAR is on a 6 month educational tour of southern rivers. Check on her progress at her: Web Site: Name: CHAUNCEY M. DEPEW Name: CHEESEMAN Comments:1862, April, Tenn. R., was under command of Union Gen. Wm. T. Sherman Name: CHEROKEE Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size: 377 tons Launched: 1859, New Albany. Ind. Destroyed: 1874, off the lists Area: 1863: Coosa R. (Ga. and Ala.) Comments: Source Name: CHEROKEE/CHESTER Type: Sternwheel, steel hull packet Size: 216.4' X 33.9' X 6.' Power: Engines, 17's- 7ft. four boilers each 40" X 24' Launched: 1888, Dubuque, Iowa Area: Built for St. Louis-Memphis trade 1894, made trip St. Louis-Shreveport with groceries and hardware 1897, was running St. Louis-Ill. R. 1907, June, entered St. Louis-Kansas City trade 1910-11, winter converted to three propelor vessel 1912, Mo. R. * 1915, Kansas City on Mo. R. Owners: cir 1906 sold to St. Louis & Chester Packet Company Later sold to Kansas City Missouri River Navigation Company Finally sold to Sugar Products Co., New Orleans Captains: 1894, St. Louis-Shreveport trip, Henry Keith 1907, in St. Louis-=Kansas City trade, William L.Thompson 1912, W.L. Heckmann Comments: 1910-11, winter converted to three propelor vessel in New Orleans did not work well 1911, fall, conerted to two prop vessel : * 1915 Had been converted to excursion boat and was operating in Kansas City 1920, converted into a barge in N.O. by sugar co. Name: CHEROKEE Launched: ?1900-1911? Area: California Delta Name: CHEROKEE
The CHESTER, 1908, Kansas City
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Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Area: Coosa R. Comments: Source Name: CHEROKEE CHIEF, originally the ATLAS *Name: CHESAPEAKE Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size, 172' X 24.5' X 10.1', 412 tons Power: low pressure steamer. Launched: 1838, Maumee, Ohio. Area: Buffalo-Detroit Captains: 1838 or so, Jones Worden *Jones Worden's Steamboats and Steamboating Career by Frederick J. Worden
Photo donated by Ken McCulloch
1. Name: CHESAPEAKE Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet. Size: 151.8' 26' X 4.4 Launched: 1871, Irontown, Oh. at the M. Wise & Co.yard. Construction supervised by Capt. Uriah B. Scott Destroyed: 1887, Apr., at Pittsburgh's shore, hull holed by run-away wagon's tongue, sank. Owners: When new, probably Capt. Uriah B. Scott and others. 1873, Apr. sold to Parkersburg &S Ohio River Transportation Company Later purchased by shoe store owner Steve Ball Captains: 1871, in Portsmouth-Guyandotte trade, Capt Uriah B. Scott 1873, Apr., E.B. Cooper Parkersburg-Huntington trade 1880, Edwin F. Maddy with W.A. and L.L Maddy as clerks, same trade Later, Steve Thompson , John Brookhart, Wheeling-Marietta trade Comments: 1876, fall, stranded high and dry on Sand Creek below Ravenswood. : Eventually went to running excursions, Pittsburgh 1. Name: CHESAPEAKE See Post Card Above Type: sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size: 188' X 26' X 5' Power: Coal burner. 16's- 5 ft.. 3 boilers, ea. 40" X 24', 2 flues. Wheels, 20', 15 arms, 10' buckets. Launched: 1883, Harmar, Oh., Knox Yard Destroyed: 1887, Mar. 26, New Madrid, Mo., burned Area: 1883, Gallipolis-Parkersburg. Briefly, Pittsburgh-Cincinnati 1884, went to Jacksonville, Fla. ran St. Johns R. to Palatka and Sanford. 1886, Miss. R. Owners: 1883-86, Built for Capt. Edwin F. Maddy and others 1886, sold at public auction to Capt. W.P(F?). Hall Captains: 1883-86, Edwin F. Maddy *1884, Capt. Cline 1886-87, when she burned, W.P. Hall Comments: Had 36 staterooms, 40 electric lights. : Was a coal burner. : had swinging stages both fore and aft, a novelty
From The James E. York Post Card Collection This Card could be of either of the CHESAPEAKEs listed below
Name: CHESAPEAKE Type: Size: small Launched: 1913 Area: Chesapeake Bay to Delaware Bay Name: CHESTER originally the CHEROKEE Name: CHICU SAN Originally the PUTAH. Name: CHIEF JUSTICE MARSHALL Type:Side-wheeler Size: Launched: 1825 Comments: first Steamboat to be placed in service between New York and Troy. Name: CHIEFTAIN Launched: 1820's? Area: 1831, Mo. R. Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Name: CHIPPEWA Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 160' X 30', 173 tons. Power: 16's- 4 ft., 3 boilers. Launched: 1857, Belle Vernon, Pa. Destroyed: 1861, caught fire near Montana's Poplar R.. Passengers and crew got ashore and cast her adrift before cargo of gunpowder blew. Area: 1857, made 3 trips to St. Paul 1858-59, U. Mo. R. Owner: 1860, American Fur Company Captain(s): 1860, W.H. Humphreys 1861, La Barge, John Companies associated with: 1857, Northwestern Line Comments: 1860, One of two, first boats ever to make it to Fort Benton. KEW WEST was the other. W. H. Humphreys was Capt. onthat trip. Comments: from Boone's Lick Heritage Quarterly. : Mentioned in this Article Name: CHIPPEWA FALLS Type: Stern-wheeler Size: Launched: 1860s? Area: Mo. R. Comments: 1864, in Indian wars Comments: Mentioned in this Article Name: CHITINA/ STARTED AS CHITTYANA Type: Stern-wheeler Size: length - 110' Width 23' Draft, 22" Weight 70 Ton, double decker Built by Joe Supple of Portland OR. Launched: 1907, July, on Copper River, Alaska by Captain George Hill Area: Copper and Chitini Rs, Alaska. Owner: Copper River and Northwestern Railway Captain(s): Hill, George Comments: 1907, Feb.: Boat was hauled in pieces through Keystone Canyon and over Marshall Pass and floated down the Tasnuna River, in the dead of winter. Comments: For her whole story, see Yukon River Boats 1. Name: CHRIS GREEN See Pic Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet Size: 132.4' X 26.4' X 4' Launched: 1915, Pt. Pleasant, W. Va. Gardner Docks. Destroyed: 1922, Nov. 4, Cincinnati, Burned in dock fire along with TACOMA, ISLAND QUEEN and MORNING STAR. See Comments. Area: 1915, Gallipolis-Charleston 1919, entered Cincinnati-Huntington trade Owner: 1915-1922, Nov. 4, Greene Line Steamers Captains: 1915-1919, Feb., Gordon C. Greene 1919-22, Nov. 4, Chris Greene Comments: The wreck was raised and turned into towboat BEN FRANKLIN NO. 2 and later JAYHAWKER Name: CHRIS GREEN
1. Name: CHRIS GREENE (the 2nd one)
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Type: Sternwheeler, steel hull, packet. Size: 189.2' X 42' X 6.2' Power: 16's-6 ft. from TACOMA. 4 boilers. Launched: 1925, Charleston w. Va. (hull), completed, Pt. Pleasant, W. Va. for Greene Line Steamers Inc. under supervision of Capt. Jesse P. Hughes Destroyed: 1947, Feb.withdrawn from service 1950, Oct. 22, sold to Dayton Boat Harbor, Dayton Ky., and converted a yacht harbor club boat. Area: 1925, Cincinnati-Pomeroy-Charleston 1934-36, Cincinnati-Louisville 1950 - Dayton Ky. Owner: Captain Gordon C. Greene and Carrie Greenwood (Greene Line Steamers) 1950 - ?Dayton Boat Harbor?, Dayton, Ky. Captains: 1925- Chris Greene and later Volney (Stogey) E. White Comments: used the whistle from HOMER SMITH. Comments: 1925, Cincinnati, Backed into and sank the GREENWOOD. 3. Name: CHRISTIANA Launched: 1860 Area: 1860-?85?, U. San Joaquin and Tuolumne Rs., Calf. Owner: Ling Bros. Name: CHRYSOPOLIS (Means "Golden City") / OAKLAND Type: Side-wheeler Size: 245 X 40 ft., 1,000 Passengers Launched: 1860, San Francisco, for $200,000 Destroyed: 1940, scrapped out then burned. Area: Sacramento to San Francisco, California Delta Owner: North, John Captain and pilots: Capt. Whitney, James Comments: until 1930, was ferry boat between San Francisco and Oakland. : 1861, Dec. 31, Ran Sacramento to San Francisco, CA, 117 miles: 5 hrs, 19 mins 22.03 mph avg. Name: CHRYSTENAH Destroyed: went aground, abandoned. Area: Hudson R. Owner: Smith brothers of Nyack, NY Comments: From site visitor: Was disappointd not to see a picture of the boat CHRYSTENAH, owned by the Smith brothers of Nyack, NY, on the Hudson River. The boat was named for their mother, who was a member of the Demarest family, one of the oldest Dutch families of NY and NJ. The boat had an oil painting of Chrystenah displayed in the salon, which was removed from the boat after it went aground (I think around New Rochelle) and was probably abandoned. I have the painting in my guest room. Mary Ann Kaucher Name: CINCINNATI Launched: 1845 Area: Miss. R. Captain(s): 1847 or so, Captain, William J. Kountz, Second Mate, 1848 or so, Peppers,George H. 1. Name: CINCINNATI Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: hull, 220' X 30' X 6.'. Overall dimentions, 249' X 58'. Power: 24's-7 ft., 4 boilers, each 40" X 28'. Wheels, 32' 8" w/ 11' 4" buckets Launched; 1850, Freedom, Pa., Cahrles Graham, Jr. and Co. Destroyed: 1856, Dismantled Area: 1850, made Trip Pittsburg-Beaver, Pa. Otherwise through 1855, Pittsburgh-Cincinnati with occasional Louisville-St. Louis trips. Owners: For a time ran under Pittsburgh & Cincinnati Line colors. Captain(s): 1850 William J. Kountz Later, John Birmingham and Hiram Kountz Comments: stacks towered 84.7' from water, highest on any boat till then. Had 52 rooms and 106 berths. Name: CINCINNATI Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 276 tons. Launched: 1951, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1853, May, Brazos, Tex. stranded. Comments: wandered afar and was eventually lost by stranding at Brazos, Tex. Name: CINCINNATI Type: A James B. Eads gunboat Launched: 1861 Destroyed: 1863, Apr. Union Gunboat sunk by 10 inch cannon while attacking Vicksburgh during the battle of Vicksburg. Comments: 1862, Confederate General Tilgham surrendered aboard her at Fort Henry. Last boat to be sunk during the Vicksburg Campaign. Comments: From The Wheeling Register, Monday, March 31, 1879 Name: CINCINNATI, originally the FAVORITE Ferryboat, Cincinnati, Oh. 1876-92. 1. Name: CINCINNATI/PRESIDENT
Type: sidewheel, steel hull packet/excursion boat/gambling boat/?hotel? Size: When new, 285' X 45.6' X 7.3' 1933, entire superstructure rebuilt to 291.5' X 84' X 7.5', 3,100 Passengers Power: engines, compound non-condensing, by Barnes, 22's 40's-9ft. 6 oil burning boilers 1978, converted to diesel, 3 Muray and Tregurtha, prop units, one each side and one at stern delivering 2,000 hp. Launched: 1924, Midland, Pa. by Midland Barge Co. (hull), completed at Cincinnati, 1924. $417,000 Destroyed: As of 1999, Continues to operate, New Orleans. Area: 1924-30, made Cincinnati-New Orleans Mardi Gras trips each year. Principal business of boat was summer Louisville-Cincinnati packet trade Owners: 1924, John W. Hubbard, Pittsburg 1933, sold to Streckfus Steamers 1981, sold to New Orleans Steamboat Company 1980 late, - 1992 or so, John Connelly, Pittsburgh businessman LAter sold to Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. 1004 or so Printer David Campbell, Effingham, Ill, pruchased from Capri Casinos for 1 dollar. Companies associated with: 1924- Operated by Louisville and Cincinnati Packet Company until it ran on hard times, then went to Streckfus Steamers. Captains: Lax, Hilmar For many years, Streckfus, Verne Comments: Was first all steel excursion Steamer. 1928, May 24, collided with mv BELFONT. CINCINNATI's engineer, Homer Johnson was killed. 1929, appeared for completion celebration for Ohio River locks. : 1933 recieved entire new superstructure. 1942, July: ran Dubuque's last excursion before W.W. II. : 1944, gards enclosed with glass One source : 1989, registered by the National Park Service as a National Historic Landmark. : 1991, Apr 1, Davenport Iowa, opened as one of the first cambling boats in America : Over time artist from Louis Armstrong to U2 performed on her. : 2008, July, reported as being moved from Alton, Ill. to Metropolis, Ill to be set with wheels for a 1500 ft. trip to a property where she will be restored. Don't know what happened to those plans but now - : 2008, Oct., presently being dismantled into 15 hugh pieces by an Alton, Ill. shipyard to be reassembled and refurbished on land-locked Tower Lake, in St. Elmo, Ill., some 75 mi. inland where she will be used as a visitor attraction and hotel. Campbell, still the owner, hopes to retain her Historic Registry even though she will be fitted out with a water park and other attractions within. Name: CINDERELLA Launched: 1850'S? Area: Ohio R.?
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