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HENRY AMES Type: Sidewheeler/ wood hull Size: Length: 260.7'; Width: 22.4'?; Draft: 7.6'; Tons: 777 Launched: 1864 at Carondelet, Mo. Destroyed: 1874, Aug., Waterproof, La.: Snagged and sank. 2 died. Area: L. Miss R. St. Louis to New Orleans Owner: Stockholders in St. Louis and Jefferson City, Mo Captains: 1864: Crawford, Thomas L. 1873: Jacobs, J. West Comments: 1864, June 30: Snagged and raised 1865, April, late, Cleared Memphis with 1.300 Union soldiers/prisoners heading upriver and home, just before the doomed SULTANA arrived to pick hers up. More information: from Way's Packet Directory, compiled by John Hartford, river musician. Name: HENRY BLAKE Area: Mo. R.
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1. Name: HENRY C. YEAGER
    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 260.7' X 50' X 8.'.
    Power: Hartupee compound engines, 15's-33's-6 ft.
    Launched: 1870, Elizabeth, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1880, Mar. 22, about, near Grand Tower, Ill., holed by a log while at
                      docks for repair.  Towed across river where she sank. 
    Area: St. Louis-New Orleans.
    Owner: Capt. William J. Kountz
	Captains: I.C. Vanhook
    Comments: boat was too long for Monon R. Locks.
              Was of unusual design and primarily freight boat.

Name: HENRY CLAY
    Type: Side-wheeler               Size:
    Launched: 1831
    Destroyed: 1852, July 28, blew up during race with ARMENIA.

Name: HENRY CLAY
	Area: 1857, St. Louis - St Paul
	Owners: 1857, Northern Packet Company
    Comments: Mentioned in this Article	

1. Name: HENRY CLAY
    Type: sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 181' X 31'
    Launched: 1858, McKeesport, Pa. for Northern Line.
    Destroyed: 1863, Apr. 22, burned and lost while running batteries at Vicksburg
    Area: 1858, U. Miss. R.
          *1862, Mar. 30, was near Alton
    Owners: 1858, Northern Line Packet Company
    Captains: 1858, first season, James W. Campbell
              1858-59, Charles Stephenson
              1861, C.B. Goll
    

Name: HENRY FRANK
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Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Size: 276' X 52' X 10.5' Power: Engines, 28-14's- 9ft. Six boilersm each 42" X 28', 5 flues. Wheel: 30' dia., working 39' buckets with 28" dip Machinery came from AJAX Launched: 1878, Cincinnati, Oh. at the Mack Yard Destroyed: 1884, Oct. 2, 22 mi. above N.O., burned at Davis Creek Island Bend Area: Miss. R. Owners: 1878, Capt. J. Frank Hicks Captains: 1878, J. Frank Hicks Comments: Designed to carry cotton Memphis-New Orleans : Named for a businessman of the South. : 1st. trip was 1878, Oct. 28, departed Cincinnati. : 1881, Apr. 2, took to New Orleans 9,226 bales of cotton, the largest ever handled by a packet. Plus 250 tons of other cargo. Name: HENRY HARLEY
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    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet
    Size: 160' X 29' X 3.2'
    Power: Engines, 12's- 4', two boilers, each 42" X 22'
    Launched: 1898, Jeffersonville, Ind. at Howard Yard
    Destroyed: 1917, Jan. 13, blown ashore in heavy ice and lost
    Owners: Built for Capt. J.R. Handly and family, Nashville-Burnside
            Later went to Ryman Line
    Captains: first was William T. Hunter
    Comments: Was laid up at Nashville when line took bankruptcy

Name: HENRY M. SHREVE
    Launched:1860s?
    Area: 1869, Mo. R.
    Captain and pilots: Capt. H. S. Carter
    Comments: 1867, spr. took 67 days to reach Ft. Benton.

Name: HENRY M. STANLEY
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    Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet
	Size: 180' X 32.4' X 5.5.
    Power: Engines, from JOHN HANNA
    Launched: 1890, Murrysville, W. Va. at Flesher Yard
    Destroyed: 1907, Sept. 3, downbound at Gallipolis Island, hit dredgeboat in fog.
                     Efforts to raise her were being made when she burned.
    Area: At first, Cincinati-Charleston trade
          1904, Cincinnati-Pomeroy-Charleston trade under Green Line.
    Owners: Built for the Bay Bros.
            1895, purchased by Fred M. Laidley, manager of the White Collar Line
            1904, Purchased by Green Line Steamers.
	Comments: 1900, Feb. 1, hit Southern Bridge, Cincinnati. Sank.
                    1 life lost. Raised Mar. 20.
              1900, Apr. 4, Rising Sun, Ind., collided with coal tow. Sank
                    Apr. 10, raised.
            : Whistle went to first ISLAND QUEEN.  Machinery went to  the GREENLAND


Name: HENRY MARQUAND, originally the H.S. McCOMB

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