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1. Name: HAMBURG Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size: 206 tons Launched: 1849, Elizabeth, Pa. Destroyed: 1858, Lake Pepin, lost to ice Area: 1849, Dubuque-St. Paul; 1856-57, St. Louis-St. Paul Captains: 1855, Estes, J.B. 1856-57, Rowe 1850S, sometime, Malin, John W. 1. Name: HANDY Type: Sternwheel (1881 Ad shows a sidewheel boat), wooden hull packet Size: 110.3' X 21.6' X 3.', 99 tons Launched: 1873, Cincinnati, Oh. Area: Around Portsmouth, Oh. *1881, Dec. Vanceburg-Maysville Owners: Redden Family, Vanceburg, KY. Later Sold to Salt River concern. Captains: *1881, Dec., Bruce Redden Comments: 1886, registered at Wheeling Name: HANDY No. 2/SPEEDWELL Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Size: 139' X 25.6' X 4.3' Launched: 1883, Covington, Ind. Area: Under first owners, Ohio. R. Under Carr, Kanawha R. Charleston-Montgomery Owners: At first, Maysville and Vanceburg Packet Company Later sold to L.A. Carr and others Comments: From The Tribune Telegraph, 1897, completely rebuilt at Middleport, Oh.. Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. Mar. 31 1897 and renamed SPEEDWELL Name: HANNAH See Post Card Name: HANNIBAL 1844-53 1. Name: HANNIBAL Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 226' X 36' X 7., 497 tons. Power: 24's- 7 ft., 4 boilers. Launched: 1856, Belle Vernon, Pa. Area: Miss. & MO. Rs. : 1857, May 31, The Diary of E.F. Beadle has arriving Omaha. Aug. 8, arriving in Omaha from St. Louis. : 1862, April, Tenn. R., was under command of Union Gen. Wm. T. Sherman. Comments: The Diary Of Joseph T. Anderson storekeeper, Commerce, Mo. - Thursday night, March 25th, 1861. " . . . The Hannibal landed 1/2 past 3 o'clock and took wood till daylight. Took on 18-3/4 cord wood and at day break took her leave for New Orleans. . . . " Name: HANNIBAL CITY Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet Size: 563 tons Launched: 1858, Madison, Ind. Destroyed: 1864, Sept. 4, Below Lousiana, Mo., snag ripped her entire hull. Lost. Area: 1858, St. Louis-Keoduk Comments: Was Union Boat : Machinery went to J.H. JOHNSON : Mentioned in this Article Name: HARRIET Type: Sternwheeler Size: Area: Alabama R. Comments: 1821, Oct. 22: Became the first boat ever to arrive at Montgomery on the Alabama River. Clocked at 6 mph. against curent. Sorce
:Mentioned Here Name: HARRIET Launched: ?1870S, early? Area: 3. 1871, U. San Joaquine R., Calif. Name: HARRIET BISHOP, originally the SPIRIT OF ST. CHARLES Name: HARRISON Type: Sternwheeler Size: Area: ?St. Joe R.?

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	Launched: 1840s?
	Area: Miss. R. Comments:
    Union gunboat, Farragut's flagship

	Launched: 1840s?
	Area: 1850's, early, Sacramento R.

From The Harvest Moon Historical Society Click on picture to enlarge
Type: Sidewheeler/Union Gunboat Size: Length,193'; Beam, 29', draft 8'; Depth of hold 10'. Complete Specs Launched: 1863, November 22 by Joseph W Dyer, Portland, ME Cost: $99,300 Power: 1 vertical beam engine (41" diameter; 10' stroke) Speed: Maximum, 15 knots; average 9 knots Destroyed: 1865, March 1, struck a Confederate torpedo (mine), Winyah Bay 5 miles SSE of the city of Georgetown, South Carolina. Area: 1863 Southeast seaboard rivers Owner: at launching, Spear, Lang and Delano of Boston : 1863, Nov.16, Purchased at Boston by Commodore J. B. Montgomery Captain: At sinking, John K. Crosby Comments: Pages from Harvest Moon Historical Society's Web Site Name: HARVEST QUEEN Type: Stern-wheeler excursion-boat Size: Area: 1890s, Columbia R. Comments: 1890, clocked at 4 min for 4 mi. through a rapids at flood stage.(?) But could do about 23 - 25 under normal conditions.
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Name: HARVESTER  Source Postcard
    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet

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Arkansas Gazette, 1847
    Launched: 1845, Pittsburg area
    Captains: 1847, Howell
    Comments: This boat went to the rescue of passengers on the wrecked NEW HAMPSHIRE
              The source for this listing is the above advertisment.


    Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet   Size: 230 tons
    Launched: 1862 or 4, Wheeling, W. Va..
    Destroyed: 1866, Jan. 12, St. Louis, Mo., lost in ice crush.
    Area: Ohio R.
    Owner: Northern Packet Line
    Captain and pilots: Capt. 
    Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA,
              WHEELING INTELLIGENCER,  June 24, 1951

    Type: Sternwheeler wooden hull packet               Size:
    Area: Alabama R.
    Owner: Probably The People's Line
    Comments: Sister steamer TINSIE MOORE
               *Info is from site visitor, Art Green

1. Name: HAVANA
    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet         Size: 390 tons
    Launched: Hull at Parkersburg, W. Va.; 1863, Completed, Wheeling, W.Va.
    Destroyed: 1869, Aug. 16, Parlor Grove near north Bend Oh., Burned
    Area: Louisville-Nashville trade, and Ohio and Cumberland Rs.
    Owner: 1863, Sweeneys of Wheeling; 1864, W.E. Gibson & Co. of Aurora, Ind.
    Captain; 1864-69, Malin, Ira

    Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet.   Size: *223' x 25.3' x 5.7, 523.23 tons 
    Power: *22's-7 ft. 
    Launched: 1860, Shousetown, Pa. for Northern Packet Line by Capt. Richard
                    C. Gray
    Dismantled: cir. 1870.  Engines went to the LAKE SUPERIOR
    Area: U. Miss. R.
    Owner: 1860, when built, Northern Packet Line Company
    Captains: 1861, Richard C. Gray
              1867, Jones Wordon
    Comments: Made run St. Louis - St. Paul 1868 2/20/0.  This record
              never was beaten.
            :*National Arcives show boat as HAWK EYE STATE.  The name on the
              boat was HAWK-EYE STATE.
            :*Sister ship to SUCKER STATE with which a speed rivalry was maintained.
			: Engines went to the LAKE SUPERIOR
    *Jones Worden's Steamboats and Steamboating Career by Frederick J. Worden

	Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 148.5'X 29.8'X 4.4'
	Launched: 1857, California, PA.
	Destroyed: 1866, Jan. 5, Demopolis, Ala., Snagged and lost.  4 lives lost.
	Area: 1858, Louisville - Owensboro.  Also went to St. Paul
		  1861, Pittsburgh - Cincinnati
		  1862, Jan. Along with MAMORA and KENTON, was Union transport for
                     2nd Kentucky Regiment, Charleston, W. Va. - Jeffersonville, Ind.
		  1862, April, Tenn. R., was under command of
                       Union Gen. Wm. T. Sherman on Tenn. R.
	Owners: Originally by the Rees family, and James P. and Wm. F. Richardson,
            All of Pittsburg.
			1865, Aug., sold to Alabama R. 
	Captains: 1861, Metcalf
			  1865, I. M. Davies of Mobile, Ala.
	Comments: 1864, Aug. wind destroyed stacks and parts of cabins,
                         overhauled, Madison, Ind.

    Launched: 1890's?
    Area: Ohio R., Zanesville, Ohio.
    Owner: Captains Wallace and Scott  
    Comments: Notes from The Tribune Telegraph,
           Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. Aug. 18 1897

    Type: Propeellor driven, wooden hull packet.  Size: 70' X 10' x 3'
    Power: Engines, 9"-3ft.
    Launched: 1901, Allegheny, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1918, Feb. 10, Rice's Landing.  Lost in ice. 
    Area: Monon and Monongahela Rivers
          1909, Brownsville-Rice's Landing
    Owners: 1901, Capt. John O. Watson
            1907, Capt. John O. Watson and Capt. William Syphers
            1809, Capt. William H. Syphers
            Later, Crosan Construction Co.
    Captains: 1901-?09?, John O. Watson
              1809, William Syphers

    Launched: 1865? 
    Destroyed: 1868??
    Area: Mo. R.
    Owner: River and Railway Transportation Company ie:
            McPherson, Henry, Joseph L. Stephens and C. W. Sombart
    Captain(s): McPherson, Henry
    Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly.

	Size: 120 tons
	Launched: 1818, Cincinnati, Oh.
	Destroyed: 1823, worn out

3. Name: HELEN
    Launched: 1850's early
    Area: 1855, Sacramento R. Calif.
    Owner(s): 1856, California Steam Navigation Company

Name: HELEN BLAIR originally the URANIA

    Launched: 1913
    Area: 1918 - 1930: Ohio R., Wheeling, W. Va. to Matamoras
    Comments: 1934, Renamed the CLAIRMONT (Way's Packet Directory, p. 210.) 

Name: HELLEN M. GOULD Originally the SPEEDWELL

    Launched: 1870s?
    Area: Miss. R.
    Comments: became a raftboat.

	Size: 340 tons
	Power: High pressure
	Launched: 1825, Cincinnati, Oh.
    Destroyed: 1830, blew up near Memphis

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The James E. York Post Card Collection
    Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet.  Size: 194 x 33 x 4.5.
    Launched: 1878,  California, Pa. 
    Destroyed: 1891, Oct. 23, snagged at Bonhomme Island, sunk.
    Area: Upper Mo. R., Osage R., Mo.
    Owners: T.C. Powers and Bros., Powers Packet Line
		  1880, Benton Transportation Line?;
          1887, May 6. Sold to A.S. Bryan and others, Washington, Mo..
    Captain(s): Thomas C. Powers,  James McGarry
              : 1891, Geary W. Murray
              1891, when sunk, Master, G.W. Murry; pilot, Ed Anderson.
    Comments: 1880, at Milk River Landing 460 mi. below Fort Benton.
              1880 at Bismark ferrying train passengers across river
              to Mandan.
              Transported Sioux Indians to reserations.
              1884, was the first spring arrival at Fort Benton, coming
                   in a week ahead of others.
    Comments: More About The HELENA
            : Mentioned in this Article.

Name: HELENA, Originally the J.B.M. KEHLOR
       renamed HELENA in 1881

    Type:  Snagboat        Size:
    Launched: 1820s
    Owner: U. S. Government
    Captain and pilots: Capt. Shreve, Henry

	Size: 124 tons
	Launched: 1818, Cincinnati, Oh.
	Destroyed: 1825, worn out

    Launched: 1912
    Area: Columbia R.
    Comments: handled 5,000 ships during W. W. II as tugboat


    Launched: 1870s?
    Area: Miss. R.
    Comments: Became raftboat.

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3. Name: HENSLEY
    Launched: 1850's early
    Area: 1854, Sacramento R. Calif.
    Owner(s): 1856, California Steam Navigation Company

    Launched: 1820s?
    Area: Miss. R.

    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 218' X 33'.
    Power: 23's- 7 ft., 3 boilers.
    Launched: 1857, Louisville, Ky.
    Destroyed: 1860, Aug. 19, Atchison, Kans., burned.
    Area: 1857, fall, St. Louis-Omaha, on Mo. R.
        : 1857, The Diary of E.F. Beadle has her arriving Omaha, Aug. 15. 
    Companies associated with: 1858, St. Louis and St. Joseph Packet Line.
    Captains: 1857, fall, F.B. Kercheval with Grant Marsh as mate.
              1858, same master. 


    Type: A small gas powered, wooden hull towboat
    Area: Coosa R.
    Owner: Col. R.B. Kyle's Lumberyard
    Comments: Source

	Launched: cir. 1832, New Albany, Ind.
	Destroyed: 1838, May, on the Red River, hit by log and sunk between Jonesburough, Tex.
                     and Ft. Towson, Indian Territory.
	Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet.   Size: 140' X 36'
	Power: Single High-Pressure Cylinder. Stroke: 4 feet 9 inches (1.4 meters)
			Paddlewheels 15'
	Area: Under Owner Diller, Louisville - New Orleans
		  1838, Winter, running packer service between Vicksburg and ports on Red R.
	Owners: When new, Jeremiah Diller, A sucessful Louisville cabinet maker.
	Comments: Said to have been carrying supplies for U.S. Troops when sunk.
  			: Carried supplies and volunteer troops for the Texas Revolution.
			: Excavation is in progeress, 03/26/06. Artifacts and models,
              will be displayed at Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City, Okla.
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