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1. Name: EMMA
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 54 tons.
    Launched: 1857, Elizabeth, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1859, off the lists.
    Area, Mo. R. out of Omaha.
    Comments: 1857, The Diary of E.F. Beadle places her in Omaha, May 23,
              June 8, up from below.  July 6, again in Omaha up from below. 

1. Name: EMMA
    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 189 tons.
    Launched: 1859, Freedom, Pa. for Capts. J.H. and Frank Maratta, Beaver County, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1865, June 20, Shreveport, La.,snagged and lost.
    Area: 1859, fall, Louisville-Nashville trade
          1862, Jan., running Pittsburgh-Cincinnati
          1864, Cumberland R., reportedly under contract to U.S. 
    Owners: 1865, Feb., Sold to Capts. Vint and Oliver Shinkle, Covington, Ky,
    Captains: 1862, Jan., J.H. Maratta
    Comments: from Way's, 1., "In January 1865 the
              Louisville ferry JOHN SHALLCROSS hit her (EMMA'S) wheel, disabeling
              her.  The towboat GYPSEY came to aid with the result that both 
              went over the falls.  The SHALLCROSS also was carried down the
              middle Chute to the Kentucky shore below Corn Island.  
            : Mentioned in this Article 

Name: EMMA
      1867-72

Name: EMMA
      1869-79 Map

Name: EMMA
	1885-95
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1. Name: EMMA
    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 64' X 18' X 3.'.
    Power: one engine, one boiler
    Launched: 1872, about 50 mi. above sioux City, Iowa, on Mo. R.
    Destroyed: 1885, Aug 18, dismantled after becoming stranded opposite Ewung's Landing when Osage R.
               river fell.
    Area: 1872, Mo. R.; 1873-1885, Osage R. Mo.
    Owners: 1872, George and Fay Mattison
            1873-85, Capt Louis Charles Lohman.
    Comments: 1873, Aug. 1, 20 mi. above Omaha, sunk during storm. 

1. Name: EMMA C. ELLIOTT
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.    Size: 214' X 36.2' X 7'
    Power: 21's- 6 ft., 4 boilers, Paddlewheels, 26' dia. w/12' buckets.
    Launched: 1871, Jeffersonville, Ind.
    Destroyed: Dismantled
    Area: 1871, N.O. - White R. trade
        : Memphis- Cincinnatti
        : St. Louis-Grand Tower for Anchor Line
    Owner: 1871, Elliot Bros. 
         : 1873, sometime after, acquired by Anchor Line
         : Contractors building the Merchants Bridge at St. Louis
    Captains: 1871, Elliott, John D.
            : for Anchor Line; George Lennox
    Comments: Ships bell was of 500 melted silver dollars.

Name: EMMA DUNCAN
    Area: Miss. R.
    Comments: From The Diary Of Joseph T. Anderson, shopkeeper,
             Commerce Mo.
             - Sunday Night, April 28th 1861.  "still more alarming
              news about the war.  The Emma Duncan went down about
              seven o'clock this morning and took a passenger with
              horse. . . . "
		: Either owned or built by Capt. C.W. Batchelor

Name: EMMA GRAHAM
		1855-61

Name: EMMA GRAHAM
		1861-1872

Name: EMMA GRAHAM
		1872-1876
	Comments: parts went to next EMMA GRAHAM

1. Name: EMMA GRAHAM
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	Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet.  Size: 22' X 35' X 5.'
	Power: rees engines, 18's- 6-1/2', 3 boilers.
	Launched: 1877, Cincinnati, Oh. at Knox yard.
    Area: Built for Pittsburgh-Cincinnati trade
			1879: Used the "People's Warf Boat", Wheeling, W. Va. 
	Captains: When new, Hod Knowles, A.J, Salvin, clerk.
			  1884, July, Capt. Hod Knowles
              *1885, Tom Hunter
	Owners: 1878 - ?, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Packet Line
			Later purchased by Capt E.B. Cooper
    Comments: 1881, Mar. 28,, midnight, in Beaver Shoals, collided with MONTANA
			  1885, Nov. 6, leaving Ripley Landing, W. Va. backed over stavebarge,
                             William F. Brookhart was pilot on duty
					sank just above there. MINNI BAY took her passengers to
Ravenswood, W. Va. Parts were put in storage until 1934 when Capt. Tom R. Green bought engines and took to Huntington, W. Va. on The GORDON C. GREEN. Later they were scrapped. Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA, WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, June 24, 1951 : Many mentions in these documents Name: EMMA MARIE, originally the TELEPHONE 1. Way's Packet Directory, 1848 - 1994

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