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Name: F.J. OCCONNELL (towboat?)
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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 
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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?
From The Olden Times.com.
Memphis Daily Eagle and Enquirer, Feb. 28, 1855

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.

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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.

Click to enlarge Photo post card contributed by Capt. E.B. Cooper's G.G. Grandson Kris Hibner
1. 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
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* 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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