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1. Name: GOLCONDA Type: Ferryboat Wooden hull Size: 60' X 16' X 2.7' 21 tons Area: Golconda, Ill. Launched: 1849, Evansville, Ind. Destroyed: 1886, Still listed 1. Name: GOLCONDA Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 89.5' X 25.3 X 4 Launched, 1890, Greenfield Landing, Mo. Destroyed: 1901, Ohio R. Aug. 16, Livingston Point above Paducah, Ky., capsized by wind. Never recovered. At least 3 were lost. Name: GOLD #1 Type: Sternwheeler Size: Small Area: San Francisco Bay area Owner: Petaluma and Santa Rosa Rail Road Name: GOLD #2 Type: Sternwheeler Size: Small Area: San Francisco Bay area Owner: Petaluma and Santa Rosa Rail Road Name: GOLD DUST Launched: 1870s? Destroyed: Exploded 18??, Aug. 7, 3:00 PM Hickman Ken. Area: U. Mo. R.; Miss. R. Captains: Capt. Gray, Lem: Comments: Clemens, Samuel rode when he returned to America in his later years. 3. Name: GOLD HUNTER Launched: 1840's, late? Area: 1850s early, Sacramento R. Calf. Name: GOLDEN CITY 1. Name: GOLDEN CROWN/DE SOTO Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet. Size: 261' X 41' X 7'. Power: 18's- 7fy. 3 boilers at first, later 4. Launched: 1877, Cincinnati, Oh. for Capt Henry H. Drown. Destroyed: 1890, Jan 28, Owensboro, Ky., burned. Area: At first Cincinnati-New Orleans 1881, advertised running Vicksburg-New Orleans Owners: 1877, when new, Capt Henry H. Drown 18?? Capt, Vincent Shinkle 1885, Purchased by Cincinnati & Memphis Packet Company. Captains: 1881, Eugene Shinkle, Chant Shankle, Clerk 1885, Vincent Shinkle. Comments: 1878, May, lost paddlewheel and it sank out of sight : Cincincati and Memphis Packet Co. renamed her the DE SOTO : 1885, Nov., Cairo, Ill., Capt Vincent Shinkle died aboard after second stroke. Age 64. Name: GOLDEN EAGLE

From
The James E. York Post Card Collection
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet
    Size: 506.62 tons
    Launched: 1864, Freedom/Pittsburgh, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1870, off the lists
    Area: Built for Cincinnati-Memphis trade
          1868, went into Wheeling-Cincinnati trade
		  1869, went to Cincinnati-Big Sandy trade
    Owners: Built for Capt. Wm. B. Donaldson and others
            Sold within a month to The Dean Line
            1868, Purchased by Capt. Amos E. Davis and others
    Captains: 1869, Wash Honshell

Name: GOLDEN EAGLE
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet
    Size: 941 tons 
    Power: 26-1/2's- 7 ft. from the J.H. JOHNSON
    Launched: 1876, St. Louis, Mo.
    Destroyed: 1880, May 31, Thomas Landing above mouth of Ill. R., burned
    Area: St. Louis-Keokuk trade
    Owners: built by Capts. W.F. Davidson (Fuce) and Payton (Pate) Davidson
             (The Davidson Line)
    Captains: when burned, David R. Asbury
    Comments:  Made run St. Louis - Alton 1876, 0/1/35

Name: GOLDEN EAGLE Originally the WM. CARIG

Name: GOLDEN GATE
      1853-57

Name: GOLDEN GATE (Could be the same boat as below?)
	: 1862, during Civil War was under command of Gen. Sherman on Tennessee R.

Name: GOLDEN GATE
	Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet
	Launched: 18?63?, Lawrenceburg, Ind. 
    Destroyed: off the lists 1865

1. Name: GOLDEN GATE
    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 131.4' X 30' X 5.'
    Power: 14'- 4 ft.
    Launched: 1878, Dubuque, Iowa for J.H.S. Coleman, Davenport, Iowa and
                    Brothers James and Andrew
    Destroyed: 1903, Carrollton, Ky., Dismantled. 
    Area: 1881-82, Towing to Hannibal and St. Louis
          1900, Ill. R.
          1902, Cincinnati-Madison
          1903, running Louisville to Monterey on Ky. R. 3 times a week.                   
    Owners: 1878,  J.H.S. Coleman, Davenport, Iowa and Brothers James and Andrew
            1895, purchased by Hannibal and St. Louis River Commission
            1903, purchased by C.F. Disken, Carrollton, Ky who dismantled her.
    Captains: 1881-82, J.M. Turner 
              1900, G.M. Sivley
              1902, W.E. Pratt, Madison, Ind.
    Comments: engines came from JAMES MEANS
              Mentioned in this Article

Name: GOLDENROD 
    Type: barge, Floating Theater  

1. Name: GOLDENROD
    Type: Sternwheel steel hull lighthouse tender
    Size: 150' X 26.5' X 3.7'
    Power: Engines, 12's- 5ft., two boilers.
    Launched: 1888, Sweeney Yard, Jeffersonville, Ind.
    Destroyed: 1925 or so, Middlepoet, Oh., broke from moorings during flood.  Lost.
    Area: As tender, Ohio R. and its tributaries.
    Captains: At first Owen F. Jolly.
              Later Leslie T. Hill of Aberdeen, Oh.
    Owners: 1925 Was decommissioned and sold to John Lyons, Middleport, Oh.
   
These next two GOLDENRODS may be one and the same?
Name: GOLDENROD
    Type: Excursion Steamer 
    Area: Ohio R.
    Comments:Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA,
              WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER,  June 24, 1951
Show you care, send a Bear!
Name: GOLDENROD
    Launched: 1890's 
    Area: Ohio R.
    Captain(s): Horton
    Comments:From The Tribune Telegraph,
             Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. Apr. 28 1897

Name: GORDON C. GREENE, Orginally the CAPE GIRARDEAU
     1923-1967

GORDON C. GREENE
The GORDON C. GREEN
from the Gallery of Thomas Stahl Click on picture to enlarge
Name: GOSSAMER Comments: 1856, late Feb, Torn from docks and swept downstream in ice flow during Great Ice Gorge at St. Louis. Forced ashore slightly only damaged.

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Name: GRACE BARTON
    Type: Stern-wheeler              Size:
    Launched: 1890?
    Destroyed: 1916, by fire during filming of movie Jim Bledsoe. 
    Area: California Delta
    Comments: 1950s, Used in making movie "Jim Bludso".  On California
              movie lot. See Historic Movies Filmed in the California Delta Area

Name: GRACE BROWN

Name: GRACE DARLING
    Launched: 1840, after.

Name: GRAHAM, see James L. Graham

1. Name: GRAND BAY
    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet
    Size: 121' X 26.5' X 4.5'
    Launched: 1857, Mobile, Ala.
    Area: *cir. 1862. Neches R., Tex.
    Owners: When new, Daniel L. Shearer, New Orleans
           1858, Nov., sold to R.J. Fox, New Orleans
           1860, Nov., sold to James Lovie, New Orleans
                 Transfered next day to Benjamin J. Montgomery, New Orleans
           1861, Jan., sold to Samuel F. Rice, New Orleans
    Captains: 1858, under Fox, D.G. Hill, New Orleans
              1860-61, under Montgomery and Rice, Julius A. Pratt
                       Went to Confederate Registry

Name: GRADY BURK
    Launched: 1840s? LATE? 
    Area: Ohio R.; Miss. R.
    Captain: 1851, White, J. M.

Name: GRAND DUKE
    Type: Sidewheel packet, wooden hull
    Size: 205' X 35' X 7.5'
    Power: 24's- 7 ft., 4 boilers
    Launched: 1859, Jeffersonville, Ind. by Howard Yard.
    Destroyed: 1863, Sept. 25, accidently burned at Shreveport.
    Area: Miss. R.; 1859, N.O. - Shreveport; 
    Owner: 1859, Applegate, Capt. Samuel of New Orleans.
         : Start of Civil War, went to Confederate registry under new
           owner, McCrown, Hugh D., of N.O.
    Captain: 1869, Approx. White, J. M. 
           : Start of Civil War, Master was Norton, Alex of Stubenville,
             J.M. White continued as Capt.
    Comments: Cabin and engines came from DUKE
    Source:  *Way's Packet Directory, 1884 - 1994

Name: GRAND ERA
    Launched: 1860s?
    Area: Miss. R.
    Captain: 1869, Approx. White, J. M. 
    Comments: Carried spectators for ROBERT E. LEE vs NATCHEZ race.

Name: GRAND FLOATING PALACE
   
Name: GRAND FLOATING PALACE, NEW 

Name: GRAND REPUBLIC originally the GREAT REPUBLIC

Name: GRAND REPUBLIC, originally J.B.M. KEHLOR then HELENA
       Given name GRAND REPUBLIC in 1886

Name: GRAND TURK

Name: GRAND VICTORIA II, originally the QUEEN of NEW ORLEANS
   
1. Name: GRANITE STATE
    Type: Sidewheeler, Wooden hull packet    Size: 296 tons
    Launched: 1852, West Elizabeth, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1860, off the lists
    Area: 1852, Pittsburgh-St. Louis
    Owner: Galena, Dunleith and Minnisota Packet Company
    Captains: 1852, Rodgers
              1856, Hurd, Jesse Y.; 1857, Gabbert, W.H.

1. Name: GRANITE STATE
    Type: Sternwheeler, wooden hull packet
    Size: 183' X 34' X 5'
    Power: Rees engines, 16's-5 1/2 ft.  3 boilers, each 38" X 26'
    Launched: 1870, California, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1878, retired,  Used the People's Warf Boat at Wheeling, W. Va.
    Area: 1870, Pittsburgh-Portsmouth, Oh.; 1872, spring, Cincinnati-Pomeroy
          later, back to Pittsburgh-Portsmouth 
    Owner: 
    Captains: 1870-72, Wash H. Kerr; 1872- ? Wash Honshell
              Later, Kerr was again her master through 1878 when boat retired.
              Joe and Davis Alexander were her pilots at this time.
    Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA,
              WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER,  June 24, 1951

1. Name: GRANITE STATE
    Type: Sternwheeler, wooden hull packet
    Size: 221' X 35.6' X 5.7'
    Power: Rees engines, 16's 5 1/2 ft. from last GRANITE STATE.  2 boilers
           each 42" X 28' with twelve 6" flues.  Paddlewheel; 22'dia.
           with 26' buckets .
    Launched: 1879, Cincinnati, Oh.
    Destroyed: Grand Chain, Ohio R., near Mound City, Ill. sank and lost
               Hull became warf boat at Catlerrsburg, Ky. which was eventually
               owned by Capt. Gordon C. Green
    Area: 1879, Pittsburgh-Portmouth, 1880, Pittsburgh-St. Louis 
    Owner: 1879-80 when he died, Wash H. Kerr along with
           others with shares at the time, Capt. Wash Honshell,
           Capt. Tom Hunter, T.T. Johnson
		   1884, Wash Honshell  - See
		   1884, * Nov. Sold to Capt. Charles Buchanan
           1888, Memphis and Cincinnati Packet Company
    Captains: 1888, Don Marr

1. Name: GREAT REPUBLIC/GRAND REPUBLIC
    Type: Side-wheeler   Size: 350' X 51' X 9.5'
    Power: Compound engins, 29's, 56's-10 ft..  6 boilers
    Launched: 1867, Shousetown, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1877, Sept. 9, caught fire at St. Louis while she was laid up.
    Area: 1867, St. Louis - New Orleans.
    Owner: 1867 at launch -1868, Capt. William B. Donaldson (1/3), Joseph P.
                Haigh (1/3), Samuel Morrow (1/6), Andrew Hartupee (1/6)
           1868, Nov.-1871, May, Capt. William B Donaldson and a reorganized
                 group.
           1871, May, - 1875 Capt. William H Thorwegan and Thomas Morrison
           1875, Capt. William H. Thorwegan, entire.
    Captains: 1867-71, Master was William B. Donaldson
               First trip, Capt. Donaldson, Master; Sam McBride and Sam
                           Williamson, pilots; William Patterson, mate.
            1871, May-1877, Sept. 9, William H. Thorwegan
    Comments: 1876, renamed GRAND REPUBLIC
    Comments: Carried spectators for ROBERT E. LEE vs NATCHEZ race.
    Comments:  Note from the WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER,
                June 24, 1951

Name: GREAT WESTERN
    Type: Side-wheeler
    Size: 185'; 60 staterooms, 300 berths
    Launched: 1838
    Area: Great Lakes
    Comments: The GREAT WESTERN was the first steamer on the Lakes to be
              fitted with a spacious upper cabin.
              Detailed description in this Article
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Name: GREATER BUFFALO
    Type: Side-wheeler     Size: 520'
    Launched: 1924
    Area: Great Lakes
    Captain and pilots:
    Comments: Along with her sistership, The GREATER DETROIT, (below)
              she was one of the two largest sidewheelers ever built.
            : Mentioned in this Article
        
Name: GREATER DETROIT
    Type: Side-wheeler     Size: 520'?
    Launched: 1924
    Area: Great Lakes
    Comments: Along with her sistership, The GREATER BUFFALO (above),
              she was one of the two largest sidewheelers ever built.
            : Mentioned in this Article      

Name: GREENFIELD
    Type: Side-wheeler     Size:
    Launched: 1840s?
    Area: Eastern boat
    Captain and pilots: Capt. Reed, D. W.

1. Name: GREENLAND
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From
The James E. York Post Card Collection
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet
    Size: 210' X 32' X 6.5', overall width was 49'
    Power: When new, engines, 15's- 6ft. from the ZANETTA.  Two boilers, each 44" X 22-1/2'
           Later got a 16" bore from HENRY M. STANLEY, and 3 boilers.
    Wheels: 28' dia., with 6-1/2' buckets
    Launched: 1903, Harmar, Oh. at Knox Yard
    Destroyed:1917-18 winter, Cincinnati marine ways, while beinng reparied after
                      grounding(below)an ice gorge lifted her from cradles, lost.
    Areas: Designed for Pittsburgh-Charleston trade, but ran Pameroy-Charleston most of career.
           During low water, sometimes ran Cincinnati-Louisville
           1917, ran several trips Pittsburgh-Cincinnati
    Owners: Capt. Gordon C. Greene
    Captains: At first, Gordon C. Greene
              Occasionally, Mary Greene took command    
    Comments: Had 54 cabin staterooms
            : 1904, Made 4 trips from Ohio R. to St. Louis World's Fair
            : 1904, Pt. Pleasant, W. Va., while it was laid up, Tom Greene was born aboard this boat
            : 1904, Capt. Jesse P. Hughs and bide took wedding trip aboard to St. Louis.
            : 1917, Bonanza Bar, Portsmouth, Oh., injured hull when grounded 
            : Her whistle was from the COURIER and went to the CHRIS GREEN

1. Name: GREENWOOD - See Post Cards of This Boat
GREENWOOD
From the Jim Daviner Watercolor Gallery
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Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet Size: 168.5' X 30' X 4.4'
Power: Engines, 14's- 6 ft.. Three boilers, each 38" X 18'. Launched: 1898, Parkersburg, West Virginia Destroyed:1925, November 17. Cincinnati. Backed into by CHRIS GREENE. The GREENWOOD turned over and sank. Area: Ohio R., Pittsburgh-Parkersburg, then Pittsburgh-Charleston Later, Cincinnati-Pomeroy-Charleston 1912, was in Pittsburgh-Parkersburg trade 1925, made several runs Pittsburgh-Cincinnati Owner: At first, Captain Gordon C. Greene, 3/4 and Carrie G. Greenwood, 1/4 (Greene Line Steamers, Inc.) 1925, chartered by D. Grover Gill Captain: 1898, Gordon C. Greene, with Capt. Jesse P. Hughes as pilot. Possibly Mary Greene 1912, Kraft, Henry R. Comments: Source : Nearly sank on 3rd trial voyage when hit something and broke floor timbers. Name: GREY EAGLE Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 352 tons Launched: 1840, Louisville, Ky. Destroyed: 1845, off the lists. Area: Louisville-New Orleans. Captain: John Shallcross Name: GREY EAGLE 1847-50 Name: GREY EAGLE 1850-57 1. Name: GREY EAGLE Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 250' X 35' X 5.', 382 tons. Power: 22's- 7ft., 4 boilers. Launched: 1857, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1861, May, with Capt. Harris at the wheel, Smashed against Rock Island bridge piling. 7 lives and most of cargo lost. Area: U. Miss. R. Owner: Galena & Minnesota Packet Co. Captain(s): 1858, Master, Daniel Smith Harris Comments: 1858, raced ITASCA Mentioned in this Article 1. Name: GREY EAGLE
From Olden Times.com
The Louisville Post, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
September 22, 1881
	Type: sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 238' X 36' X 6.'.
	Launched: 1871, Jeffersonville, Ind. by Howard Yard.
	Dismantled: 1888
	Area: 1872, Sept. Louisville, Evansville and Henderson (from a passenger named Davisons's boarding ticket)
	      1881, Sept., Owensboro, Evansville, Henderson. (See above ad)
	Owners: Originally, Louisville, Evansville & Henderson Packet Company
	Captains: 1872, Sept., A.T, Gilmore (From a passenger named Davisons's boarding ticket)
	          1873, E.P.T. Holcroft
		  1881, Jessie G. Berry
	Comments: When dismantled, parts went to the CITY OF OWENSBORO
	        : The ticket above was for "Room No. 213 Trip 78".

Name: GREY EAGLE
    Launched: 1892
    Destroyed: 1918, Jan. Smashed by ice
    Area: Miss. R.
    Owner: Eagle Packet Co.
    Captain(s): Daniel Smith Harris

Name: GROSBEAK, U.S.S. Tinclad # 8, originally the FANNY

1. Name: GUIDING STAR
    Type: SidewheelWooden hull packet.
    Size: 300' X 41.5'(77') X 7.5', 1.800 tons.
        Boiler deck, 60' wide in front with guards running back 165'.
        Main Cabin, 165'X 16' X 11-1/2'.  50 staterooms. Office and barbershop
        Texas deck, 108' long.  Captain's Cabin 16' X 16' with two 8' X 10'
          rooms opening off of it. Next came Crews quarters, then freedmen's
          bureau and finally cabin boy's quarters.
        Pilot house, 14' sq.
        Top of stacks, 85' from light-load line.
        Roof bell weighed 1,800 lbs.
    Power: Original engines, which were from the from ROBERT BURNS, were
           replaced in 1880 with 26's- 8 ft., 2 flues and 5 boilers,
           each 42" X 28'
           Paddlewheels were 28' dia. with 14' buckets, 17 arms. 
    Launched: 1878, Cincinnati, Oh.
    Destroyed: 1893, Jan 6, 8 mi. below New Madrid, Mo., cut down by ice.
    Area: 1878, Cincinnati-New Orleans trade.
          1883, Cincinnati-Parker's Grove pleasure park, Excursions 
    Owners: 1878-1881, June when lost at U.S. Marshal's sale,
                       Capt William B. Miller
            1881, June, Purchased by Capts. J. D. Hegler and Sterling McIntyre 
             *At one time, Frank Y. Grayson
    Captains; 1878, William B. Miller; Pilots, Charles Owens and George Melona.
    Comments: 1914, bell went to HOMER SMITH
            : *From site visitor, Patty Neville
               My great uncle, Jacob Dice Hegler, owned the stern wheeler,
                The Guiding Star, which went from Cincinnati to New Orleans
                in the late 1800's. According to the book, Thrills of the
                Historic Ohio River by Frank Y. Grayson, it was the first
                steam boat on the river to have electric lights.  She would
                have to stop at landings just for people to come to see the
                lights. 

Name:  Gunboats: Raising the Gunboats
       ELFIN
       KEY WEST
       TAWAH
       UNDINE
       VENUS
Comments:  See link above for ongoing efforts to raise these 5 boats.

Name: GULKANA
    Type: Stearnwheel ferryboat      Size:
    Launched: 1909
    Area: Copper R., Alaska
    Comments:Alaskan Riverboats

Name: GUNTERSVILLE
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Photo donated by
Ken McCulloch
Type: Sternwheel packet Area: Tenn. R. Name: GUS LINA Destroyed: 1860, Apr., 8 or 10 miles below Dakota ?City, Neb., snagged and lost. Comments: Source: Dakota City Herald, Apr. 21 1860 : Comment from newspaper: ". . . One of the causes of the accident was a very heavy insurance on her, which has sank many a boat before. . . " Name: GUY HUNTER Launched: Built 1870s? at Arrow Rock, Mo, by Gustave Moehle and Sons. Area: Mo. R.? Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly. 1. Name: GUYANDOTTE Type: Sidewheel batwing wooden hull packet Size: 104.3' X 16.1' X 2.9' Power: Belt operated from one engine, 8.75 in. stroke. 1 boiler, 46' X 7-1/2 ft. Launched: 1896, Guyandotte, W. Va. Destroyed: 1908, Aug. 13, burned Area: At one time went up the Guyandotte R. to Logan W. Va. Also saw service on Big Sandy R. Owners: 1902, Dec., sold to James P. York and Albert G. Holt, Kenova, W. Va. 1904, Mar. sold to William P. Vaughn, Catletteburg, Ky. Name: GYPSY Launched: 1830s? Area: 1839, U. Miss. R.? Comments: Mentioned in this Article
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