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Magic Cabin
    Type:                Size: 146'
    Launched: 1889
    Destroyed: 1932, Broderick, Calif. riverboat fire that took a score
               of old riverboats.
    Area: California Delta
    Captain and pilots: Capt. 
    Comments: Mentioned in this article
            : Was in the Mickey Roonie talkie version of Huckelberry Finn. 

3. Name: JHAYS
    Launched: 1840's late?    Size: 42 tons.
    Area: 1850s, early, U. Sacramento R. Calif.

    Owner: Richtman, Jacob

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From The James E. York Post Card Collection
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 347' x 38' x 8., 905 tons.  
    Power: When neww60's- 10 ft., 2 boilers, each 11' X 38' Low pressure,
           30lbs. or less
           1860, original boilers were replaced with 16 flue boilers
                 63" X 38'.
    Launched: 1853, Cincinnait, Oh.
    Destroyed, 1866, July, Madison, Ind., dismantled
    Area: 1853- Cincinnati-Louisville
    Owner: when new, United States Mail Line
           Packet Line?.
    Captains: 1853, June 7 when new, and until shortly before his death,
                    1858, Mar. 3, John Blair Summons was master;
                          pilot, Charles Ditman
              1858-1861, Mar. 17, Charles Dittman
              1861- David Whitten
    Comments: Was troop carier during C. War. carried wounded
            : Machinery went to the RICHMOND
            : Written up in S&D Reflector, Mar. 1966, pgs. 16&17.
            : Named after Jacob Strader, Esq. 1795-1860.

	Type: double sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 238 tons.
    Launched: 1856, Hampton, Ky.
	Destroyed: 1859, May 8, Cincinnati, burned and lost
    Area: U. Miss. R.
    Owner: LaCross and Minnesota Packet Company
          Davidson, Commodor W.F.
    Comments: Mentioned in this Article

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    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 196 tons.
    Launched: 1851, Freedom, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1859, off the lists.
    Area: Marietta, Ga.-Cincinnati, and tramp trade
    Owners: originally by Capt. George Benedict and others.
    Comments: once collided with BEN COURSON
Jason JASON Click on picture to enlarge
Type: Sternwheel, steel hull towboat. Size: 180, Power: 2,000 hp Owners: Union barge 1951, Madison Coal & Supply, Carleston, WV Captains: 1940's, Ash, Leon Comments: 1950, renamed HERBERT E. YOUNG Name: JAYHAWKER, originally the CHRIS GREEN (the 1st one) 1915-1922 1. Name: JEANIE DEANS Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet Size: 485 tons Launched: 1852, McKeesport, Pa. and completed at St. Louis Destroyed: 1856, Feb. 26, Torn from docks and swept downstream in ice flow during Great Ice Gorge at St. Louis. Crushed and sunk. Owner: St. Louis and Keokuk Packet Line Captain(s): Malin, John W. 1. Name: JEANIE DEANS Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet Size: 244.7' X 39.8' X 6', 503 tons. Power: engines, 23's- 7 ft., Four boilers, each 46" X 24'. 5 flues. Launched: 1860, Madison Ind. and completed at St. Louis Destroyed: 1866, may 12, Carondelet, Mo., Burned at Marine Railway dock, taking dock with her. Area: St. Louis-Keokuk. Wintering on lower Miss. R Owner: 1860, Capt. Joseph Brown. Name: JEFF DAVIS Comments: Mentioned in this Article Name: JENNIE STINSON Type: Wooden hull packet Area: 1879, U. White R. Captains: 1879, Silas Daughtery Comments: Source Name: JEANNETTE Type: Sternwheel, woodenhull packet Size: 145 tons Launched: 1854, Elizabeth, Pa. Area: 1859, Mobile - Bladen - Cullem Springs Captains: H.R. Johnson : * at one time, possibly Hugh Campbell Comments: * From Campbell family records. Name: JEANETTE ROBERTS Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull towboat/packet. Size: 111 tons. Launched: 1857, Rock Island, Ill. Destroyed: 1870, Dismantled Area: 1857, St. Paul-Minnesota R. 1867-70, Sometime between, U. Miss. R. towing grain for Diamond Jo Line. Owners: 1857, In part, Louis Robert (no s) 1867-70, Sometime between, Diamond Jo line Captains: 1857, F. Aymond Comments: Jeanette Roberts (with s) was eldest grandchild of Louis Robert Name: JEFF THOMPSON Name: JEFFERSON Launched: 1818? Area: U. Mo. ant the Miss. R. Comments: Was part of expedition with the WESTERN ENGINEER to establish a u. S. Military presence at the mouth of the Yellowstone River. Comments: from Boone's Lick Heritage Quarterly. Name: JEFFERSON Launched: 1832: In Wheeling, W. Va.. Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA, WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, June 24, 1951 Name: JENNIE D., Originally the W.A. HEALY Name: JENNIE LEWIS Launched: 1864: Destroyed: 1869, Burned at St. Louis Area: Mo. R., St. Louis/Glasgow/Cambridge trade. Owner: Captain(s): 1864?-65?, McPherson, Henry Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly. Name: JENNIE WADE Web Site Launched: 1970, Gettysburg, Penn. Destroyed: Being restored by Wayne and Beverly McClain Comments: This boat was built to be an ammusement park ride in Gettysburgh. PA. She was named after the only woman killed in the battle of Gettysburg. Name: JENNIE WADE
Type: Contemporary sternwheeler Launched: 1969, Salem Ohio for amusement park in Gettysburg, Pa. Area: 1969-77, Amusement park, Gettysburg, Pa., 1977-91. abandoned in some woods near Gettysburg, PA. Comments: This boat has been renovated and is seeking help to make her a working historic paddlewheeler See ABOUT BOATS - J
    Pilot: 1854, Oscar M. Ruby trained to be pilot on this boat.
1. Name: JENNY WHIPPLE Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 135 X 30, 138 tons. Power: 15-1/2's--3-1/2 ft., 3 boilers Launched, 1857, Brownsville, Pa. Destroyed: 1866, off the lists. Area: Built for Chippewa river trade. 1858-59, Ark. R.Miss. R. 1861, Fort Madison-Rock Island trade Owners: 1861, Capt. J.W. Campbell and Capt. Hillhouse Captains: 1857, Chippewa R., Charles C. Gray 1859-59, Ark. R. to Memphis, Ad Storm, 1864, for U.S. trip with 7th Infantry Volunteers, Burlinghton-St. Louis, Jones Worden. *At one time Oscar M. Ruby was pilot Comments: From The Diary Of Joseph T. Anderson, shopkeeper, Commerce Mo. - December 19th 1861. "Times have been perfectly quiet here since my last. Mr. Gaither got back from Saint Louis, Missouri on Tuesday a week ago after having been gone nearly two weeks and brought no goods; however, they came down on the "Jennie Whipple" but the officers would not permit them to be put off here. Mr. Baker got on board the boat and went to Cairo but could get no permit there to land them there so he went to Cape Girardeau and had them land there. He walked home yesterday and the goods have nopt come as yet but we are looking for them continually. Our countryis in a very bad condition. We are getting into a bad scrape with England. . . . weather fine and dry. Times dull." 1. Name: JERRY OSBORN No. 2 Type: Batwing (uncovered sidewheels) wooden hull packet. Size: 115.4 X 15.8' X 2.5' Launched: 1878, Ashland, Ky. Area: Parkersburg Comments: Boat was designed for the Big Sandy R. and drew only 10" of water. : Mentioned several times in this Document Name: JERSEY Type: Ferryboat Size: 78' X 32' X 7' Launched: 1812 Area: eastern boat, probably Hudson R. Owner: 1812, Probably Hudson River Steamboat Company Comments: Source Name: JESSE JK. BELL Name: JESSIE Type: Towboat Size: Launched: 1880's? Area: Ohio R. Comments:From The Tribune Telegraph, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. Feb. 24 1897 Name: JESSIE BLAIR (Source) Type: Strernwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 52' X 12' Power: gassoline powered Area: 1900-01, White R., Ark. Captains: 1900-01, Heniken 1. Name: JESSE LAZEAR Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 72 tons. Launched: 1854, Brownsville, Pa. Destroyed: 1858, Jan. White R. Ark. snagged and lost Owners: 1856 & 57, Captain John D. Adams Comments: Mentioned in this article 1. Name: JIM MONTGOMERY Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet. Size: 92.6' X 17' X 2.9'. Launched: 1883, Pt. Pleasannt, W. Va. Area: Ohio R. Owners: 1884, Parsons & Stone 1899, March, sold to Capt. Ralph Emerson Gaches. Captains: 1890, Haz Albro Comments: Way's has this boat originally named DOC HOY : Mentioned in these Documents Name: JIM WOOD Type: Stern-wheeler Area: 1884, Ohio R.? Captain or owner, Capt. James Wood Associated with: 1884, John A. Wood & Son, coal shippers Comments: Ultimately became a tow-boat Source: Several mentions in these Documents
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