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Name: F. W. BROOKS Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull freightboat/packet. Size: 99 tons. Launched: 1863, Burlington, Iowa Area: 1867, Oct. was anounced this boat would make semi-weekly trips to Buffalo City, and above, White R. 1867-68, briefly on Red R. 1869, March till fall, U. White R. Owners: Henry A. Heuffner and William Retter 1867, sold on court house steps to Christian Pinkepank for $120 1867, later, Captain G.W. Gable 1869, July, purchased by Thomas Cox, Batesville Captains: 1869, William C. Shipp Name: F.Y. BATCHELOR Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size:180' X 30' X 3.5' Power: 13's-5 ft., 2 boilers, each 42" X 24', Five 10" flues. Launched: 1878, Apr. 8, Freedom, Pa., McCaskey and Kerr yard. Destroyed: 1907, Mar. 6, Running water, S. D., wrecked by ice. Area: U. Mo. R. 1878, June 28, arrived at Fort Custer on Bighorn R. then back to Ft. buford Aug. made fast run Bismarck-Ft. Buford 1890, made last steamboat freight run to Ft. Benton 1890, late, and after, around Bismarck Owner: 1978-85, Leighton and Jordan 1885, went to Block "P" Line 1906, purchased by Capt Joseph Leach, Jr. Captains: 1878 - pilot, Grant Marsh 1890, master, Thomas Mariner; pilots, Bob wright and Ben Jewell Comments: Built in 64 days under supervision of Capt. C.W. Batchelor. 1878, Aug., set upstream record from Bismarck to Fort Buford: 307 mi. in 55 hr. 25 min. 1879, Nov. struck rocks. Was sunk, refloated and stripped down to freight carrier
Name: FACILITY Type: Size: 117 Tons Area: Miss., Ark. and White Rs. Captains: 1828, Philip Pennywitt Comments: 1828 became the first steamboat to ascend the Verdigris in Ark.. It brought Creek emigrants; departed with 500 barrels of pecans. Credit : Was one of first up White R. Name: FAIR PLAY/COTILE Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size: 130'X 27'X 4.7' Launched: 1859, New Albany, Ind. Area: Out of New Orleans/Vickburg. : While in U.S. service she was based at Evansville running Ohio R. between Smithland and Louisville. :1866, N.O - Bayou Macon and Tensas Dwstroyed: 1869, May or so, St. Louis, dismantled. Owner: When launched, Capt. George W. Carras : 1862, Aug 18, A southern boat, she was captured by U.S. forces and converted to a tinclad. : 1865, Aug. 18, Mound City, Ill. sold to Capt. Charles C. Duncan, New Orleans. :1867, Aug. acquired by Good Intent Dry Dock Co. N.O. which sold her to A.H. Gieword and A.P. Kip of N.O. :1869, Apr. sold to Louis A. Highly, N.O. : A month later sold to David Campbell, St Louis. Captains: When new, Capt. George W. Carras : While in U.S. service, Lieut. Leroy finch, U.S.N. : 1865 -, Charles C. Duncan : 1866 R.G. Rawlings Comments: When captured by U.S. forces she had on board a load of rifles destined for Rebel forces. : At one time while in U.S. service riverboat captain Jacob H. Singleton was Acting Ensign on board. : 1865, Oct. 6, Capt. Charles C. Duncan renamed her the COTILE.
Name: FAIR PLAY (Towboat) Comments: Mentioned in this 1873 Article Name: FAIRPLAY Launched: 1877, Cincinnati, Oh. Name: FAIRPLAY Launched: 1891, Ashland, Ky. Name: A FAIRY Launched: ?1900-1911? Area: California Delta Name: FALCON Launched: 1844 Area: 1846, U. Miss. R. Comments: Source Name: FALCON Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 177 tons. Launched: 1852, Memphis, Tenn. Size: 177 tons. Destroyed: 1855, Mar. 24, Algiers, La., burned. Comments: Was offered for sale in Feb., burned in Mar. - Hmmmm?
Name: FALCON Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet. Size: 50 tons. Launched: 1863, Zanesville, Oh. Destroyed: 1868, off the lists Area: McConnelsville-Zanesville-Dresden, Capt Ayres Briefly, Ironton-Proctorville, Capt. William Bay Owners: Capt. Monroe Ayres Capt. Willian Bay Later, Sold to Wabash R. Captains: Monroe Ayres : William Bay Comments: Started as freight barge and made into a steamboat by Capt. Monroe Ayres : Mentioned in this Article
Name: FALLIE Area: Ohio R. Comments: From The Tribune Telegraph, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. Mar. 31 1897 1. Name: FALLS CITY Launched: 1853, Louisville, Ky. Murray & Gay yard. Destroyed: 1857, off the lists. Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 308' X 36' X 6.5'. Power: 30's-9 ft., 5 boilers, each 46" X 28', 5 flues. Area: 1853, Louisville-Wheeling trade 1854, went to Louisville-New Orleans trade Owner: probably Capt. Sam Mason Captains: 1853, Sam Mason; Chief Mate, George Peppers Companies Associated With: 1853, Wheeling Union Packet Line Comments: 1853, Feb. 5, Shift Trail Bar, below New Matamoras, Oh., collided with PITTSBURGH. 1853, June, while aground at foot of Blennerhassett Island, was straffed by tornado, wrecking her cabins stem to stern. : from The Wheeling Register, Monday, March 31, 1879 1. Name: FALLS CITY Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 155' X 27' X 4.5', Launched: 1855, Wellsville, Oh. Destroyed: 1864, Apr. 19, Loggy Bayou, La., Sank and burned. Area: Built for Upper Miss. R., later ran St. Louis-st. Paul. Owner: original, Merchants of St. Anthony Falls Later, Capt. Timothy Matthews of Mobile, in part Captain(s): 1857, Sometime after, Timothy L. Mathews in part. Comments: There are two tales of ice problems that this boat endured. Which, if not both actually occured, I do not know. 1856, late Feb, Torn from docks and swept downstream in ice flow during Great Ice Gorge at St. Louis. 1857, Apr., Lake Pipin. Sunk by ice * Name: FAME Launched: 1826, Pittsburgh, Pa. Area: * 1827, Feb. logged at Port of Cincinnati Comments: Mentioned in this Document To Riverboats starting with the names FANNIE AND FANNY Name: FAR WEST Type: Sidewheeler Size: 130' X 20' X 6' hold Launched: 1834, Booneville, Mo. on Mo. R. Destroyed: 1836, St Charles, Mo. Area: Mo. R. Owner: Justinian Williams Captain(s):Justinian Williams Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage *Name: FAR WEST Captains: 1862, Apr., William Blake 1. Name: FAR WEST Type: Sternwheele wooden hull packet. Size: 190' X 33' X 6'foot. Could carry 200 tns. and 30 cabin passengers. Drew 20 inches, un-ladened. Power: 15's- 5 ft., 3 boilers. Launched: 1870, Pittsburgh, Pa. Destroyed: 1883, Oct. 30, Mo. R., Mullanthy Bend, 7 mi. below St. Charles, Mo., snagged and lost. Area: U. Mo., Yellowstone Rs. 1876-77, for 2 yrs. was on Yellowstone R, in government service Also made some Osage R. trips Owners: Built for Capt Sallie B. Coulson of Coulson Packet Line Later, Northwest Transportation Co. called the Peck Line, Sioux City/Yankton,ND. Later sold to Capt. Henry M. Dodds and Victor Bonnet Captains: John .M. Belk; Grant Marsh. : At times, Mart Coulson : 1881, Master and pilot, Henry Jasper King Comments: 1877, At levee at Bismark, Dakota Territory. 1876, May 27, With Grant Marsh as Capt. became Custer's support boat. : 1876, July 4 & 5, Brought Custer's survivors down : 1872 season, raced NELLIE PECK, Sioux City to Fort Benton and back Mart Coulson on the FAR WEST beat Capt. Grant Marsh and the NELLIE PECK by 3 hours, the WEST's time being 17 days and 20 hours. : 700 mi. to Fort Abraham Lincoln in 54 hrs. Pulled into Ft. at 11 PM July 5 1876. : Carried the peace commissioners up to meet with The Sioux. : In all, made 18 trips to Ft. Benton : One reference, Time Life book "The Rivermen", Plaza Library, Kansas City, MO. : Mentioned in this Article. : Artwork by Gary R. Lucy, FAR WEST at Citadel Rock Name: FAR WEST Type: Sternwheel excursion boat. Size: around 100' Comments: Info from The Times Bismarck, N.D., Sept. 27, 1984 This boat began excursion service out of Bismarck and Pierre that year. Photo shows her as having one deck with pilot house above.
Name: FARLAND Area: Miss. R. Captain(s): Pettit, Jeremiah M. Name: FASHION Area: MISS. R. Owner: United States Mail Line. 3. Name: FASHION Launched: 1840's late? Size: 87 tons. Area: 1853, Sacramento R. Calif.
Photo post card contributed by Capt. E.B. Cooper's G.G. Grandson Kris Hibner1. Name: FASHION Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 220' X 36' X 5.5' Power: Engines, 17's- 6 ft. 3 Boilers. Launched: 1877, Jeffersonville, Ind. by Howard Yard. Destroyed: 1890, June, downbound at Riggs Island. Hit bank at night after pilot mistook lantern in a house for government light. Area: 1877, Louisville - Henderson 1878 - Pittsburgh - St. Louis Under E.B. Cooper, Pittsbutgh-Cincinnati Owners: 1877, Built for Louisville & Henderson Mail Line - 1878 1878 - Capt. W.S. Packer and others. Later purchased by E.B. Cooper. Capt. Anthony (Tony) Meldahl also had an interest. Captains: E.B. Cooper Comments: When sank, was caring Hostetters Bitters, a remedy of high alcoholic content. Bottles were strewn down river for miles and found for years afterward. Name: FAVORITE Launched: 1859, Cuncinnati, Oh. Area: 1859, U. MISS. R. Owner: 1869, Davidson, Commodore W. F. Comments: Mentioned in this Article 1. Name: FAVORITE Type: Sidewheel batwing wooden hull Size: 102' X 14.8' X 2.2' Launched: 1870, South Point, Oh. Area: 1877, advertised Catlettsburg-Pikton on Big Sandy R. 1895 during low water, Wheeling-New Matamoras Captains: 1877, F.M. Spurlock with Tom Dickenson as clerk. 1895, S. Walker Litten with Fred Hornbrook as clerk Comments: Mentioned in this Document Name: FAYETTE Launched: 1837, Pittsburgh Area Area: U. MISS. R. Owner: United States Mail Line. Comments: Mentioned in this Article Name: FEDERAL ARCH Destroyed: 1856, Feb. St. Louis Ice Crush Area: Miss. R. Name: FELIX X AUBREY 3. Name: FELIZ Launched: 1840s? late? Area: 1850s, early, U. Sacramento R., Calf. Name: FERD(INAN) KENNER Comments: From The Diary Of Joseph T. Anderson storekeeper, Commerce, Mo. - Sunday Night, April 21st 1861. "I took a walk with Burke and Plannert. We gathered a lot of flowers and returned home about nine o'clock at which time the Ferd. Kenner landed, put off Powells Brothers and took Kalep Martin. . . . " 1. Name: FINANCIER Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 125 tons. Launched: 1845, Pittsburgh, Pa. Destroyed: 1850, Oct. 12, Exploded boilers. Capts. son, King, and 2nd. engineer William Greene died. Area: 1848, advertised Pittsburgh-Lafayette, Ind. 1849, fall, went to U. Miss. R. Owners: 1845, Capt. Adam Poe, and others 1846, purchased by Capt. William J. Kountz 1849, Fall, purchased by Capt. James Ward and others. 1. Name: FINANCIER Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 117 tons. Launched: 1850, Freedom, Pa. for Capt. Adam Poe Destroyed: 1856, off the lists. Area: tramp trips. Owner: 1850, Capt. Adam Poe and others of Georgtown, Pa. 1. Name: FINANCIER Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 93' X 18' X 3.4' Launched: 1855, Jefferson Parrish, La. for Capt. E.C. Alexander Destroyed: 1857, off the lists. Owner: E.C. Alexander and others of New Orleans. 1. Name: FINANCIER Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 153.6' X 35' X 6.4' Power: 18's- 5 ft., 3 boilers each 38" X 26'. Two 14" flues. Launched: 1864, McJeesport, Pa. Destroyed: 1866, Apr. 12, Ohio R. Crows island near Braden, Pa. Burned when passenger, Mrs. Rothchild, lit a camphene lamp and it exploded. Mr. and Mrs. Rothchild, two children and 6 others died. Area: Pittsburgh-St. Louis Owners: Capt. John Darragh and others. Captains: John Darragh Comments: Capt. Darragh's wife, Sara Laughlin Darragh, and daughter, Ella Jane Darragh, age 7, died when the boat exploded. Source Name: FINANCIER NOTE: A FINANCIER is mentioned in this Article. I do not know which, if any of the above it is. - - Dave Name: FIREFLY Type: Size: 100' X 19' X 7' Launched: 18?11? Area: 18?11?, New york City - Newburgh, NY Owner: 18?11?, Hudson River Steamboat Company Comments: Source 3. Name: FIREFLY Launched: 1840s? late? Area: 1850s, early, U. Sacramento R., Calf. Name: FLEETWOOD Captains: *1881, Dec., J.T, Campbell Name: FLETCHER Launched: 1860 EARLY? Area: 1865 Lower Ouachita R. and Little River carring troops, corn and other supplies for the Confederacy Comments: Source
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Name: FLORA Launched: 1850s or 60s? Area: U. Miss. R. Comments: Mentioned in this Article Name: FLORA Destroyed: 1879. Aug., Neches R., capsized by hurricane, sank. Area: Neches R., Tex. Owners: Capt. G.B. Burr Comments: See source Article Name: FLORA Type: Sternwheeler Size: 141' Launched: 1885 Destroyed: 1932, Brodrick, Calf. fire that took a score of old riverboats. Area: California Delta Rivers Comments: Played the part of the "DIXIE" in the second version of the movie Huckleberry Finn. Source Name: FLORA JONES Comments: Mentioned in this Article. Name: FLORENCE Type: Size: 60 tons Area: Miss. R., Ark. R. Comments: 1824, took 100 recruits up to the new military post at Fort Gibson, Ark. Credit Name: FLORENCE 1857-59 Type: Sidewheel wooden hull ferry, Paducah, Ky. Name: FLORENCE Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 200' X 34', 399 tons. Power: 22 1/2's- 6 1/2' ft., 3 boilers. Launched: 1857, Elizabeth, Pa. Destroyed: 1864, Mar. 29, Atchison, Ks., snagged and lost. Area: St. Louis-Sioux City, S.D., made one trip to Ft. Stewart, 100 mi. above Yellowstone R.. Owners: 18?? sold to Capt. J.C. Coeplan and others. Captains: 18??-64, when snagged, Copelan Comments: 1857, June 16, Diary of E.F. Beadle has her arriving Omaha. 1860, Apr. 21, was at Dakota City Source, Dakota City Herald, 1860, Apr. 21 Name: FLORENCE 1861-62 when renamed Tinclad # 12 Name: FLORENCE Name: FLORENCE *Name: FLORENCE MARMET
* Name: FLORIDA Size: 230 tons Launched: 1826, Cincinnati, Oh. Comments: Mentioned in this Document Name: FLORIDA Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size: *546 tons, 2,500 bales of cotton Launched: *1856, Louisville, Ky. Destroyed: *1865, Sept. 13, Sabine R., Orange, La. capsized by hurricane, never refloated Area: At first, Louisville-New Orleans *1859, Neches R. Tex. carring rails and ties for Texas and New Orleans R.R. Comments: *1861, went to Confederate registry as transport and tender : See source Article Also See Name:FLORIDA Area: Mo. R. Comments: Plied trade from St. Louis to Souix City, Helena, Niobrarah, and Ft. Randall. Name: FLOYD Area: 1880's, Osage R., Mo. Comments: Mentioned in this Article. Name: FLYING EAGLE Comments: From site visitor, Stephen Booth: Was the last steamboat to use channel through the Bay de Charles, Hannibal Mo. Boat struck the Wabash bridge and sank off Hannibal on June 3 1903.
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