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1. Name: JAMES BATTLE 
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet
    Size: 225' X 35' X 7.5'
    Power: Engines, 24's - 7ft..  five Boilers.
	Launched: 1859, New Albany, Ind.
	Destroyed: 1867?, New Albany, dismantled
    Area: 1860, Sept. New Orleand-Vicksburg-Upper Bends
          1863, Mobile-Montgomery trade
    Owners: 1865, Oct., sold to private owners,
            1863, * Possibly Capt. James A. Greer and John Stinson.
    Captains: 1860, Sept. J.H. Estes
              1863, James A. Greer
              1867, pilots, W.H. Daniel and David Scott
    Comments: 1864, Sept., This boat and the ALICE VIVIAN headed for Cuba with loads of 
	                Confederate cotten.  Both were captured 50 mi. off Key West by the DESOTO.
					Back in Key West, they were unloaded then taken to New Orleans and turned
					over to the USQMD and served Union throughout the rest of war.
            : 1867 made run New Orleans - New Albany in record time, 16 days 5 hrs.

Name: JAMES CHRISTOPHER 
Ad from Olden Times.com
The Press, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
January 16, 1866
Ad from Olden Times .com
	Destroyed: 1866, Jan. ?16?, 100 mi. above Savanna Ga. on Savanna R.,
				burned with 222 bales of cotton aboard.
	Source: Above clipping


1. Name: JAMES D. PARKER
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The James E. York Post Card Collection
Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Size:185' X 36' 5.5', 505 tons Power: Engines, 16's 5-1/2 ft., Three boilers. Machinery came from the EMMA FLOYD Launched: 1872, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1882, Mar, 5, hit dam at head of Louisville-Portland Canal Owners: Memphis & Ohio River Packet Company Captains: 1874, Robert W. Wise 1878, Charles B. Russell Comments: Named for Capt. James D. Parker of Cincinnati 1. Name: James G. Blaine Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet. Size: 162' X 34' X 5.5' Power: Engines, 18's- 5 ft., 3 boilers Launched: 1882, East Riverside/Brownsville Destroyed:1902, Brownsville, beached during a flood. Dismantled. Area: *1884, Oct., Monongahela R. Owners: Pittsburgh, Brownsville and Geneva Packet Company *1884, Oct. Capt. Michael Cox Comments: 1890, July, Morgantown, struck a rock. Sank. : 1896, Jan. wind blew her into a stump. Sank. : 1900, Feb. 12, sank. June 28, Monessen, Pa., sank. : Machinery went to COLUMBIA. : Mentioned once in this Document. Name: JAMES GUTHRIE Launched: 1850s? Area: Miss. R. Comments: 1854, Push barges 10 coal barges to N. O. : See note from site visitor, Carole Absher 1. Name: JAMES GUTHRIE (nic. the Dandy Jim)
From Olden Times.com
The Louisville Post, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
September 22, 1881
Ad from Olden Times .com
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 244'; X 37.5' X 5.8'
    Launched: 1877, Jeffersonville, Ind. by Howard Yard
    Destroyed: dismantled around 1892
    Area: Louisville - Henderson
    Owners: 1881, Louisville & Henderson Mail Line
    Captains: 1881, David L. Penny 
              c. early 1880s?, Richard Ballard
    Comments: Equipment went to CITY of NEW ALBANY
			:  See Ad

Name: JAMES H. TROVER (?Same as Trover?)
    Type: Stern-wheeler     Size:
    Destroyed: 1867, Eastern Montana Terr., lost a boiler pump, was
               shut down and caught immobile against a bank.  The
               stream abruptly altered its course and left her high

1. Name: JAMES HOWARD
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The James E. York Post Card Collection
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet
    Size: 320' X 53' X 10.' Carried 3,200 tons.
    Power: Engines, 34-5/8- 10ft. Six 4 flue boilers, each 46" X 30' 
    Wheels: 39' dia. with 16' buckets.
    Launched: 1870, at Howard Yard.  Cost, $180,000.
    Destroyed: 1881, Dec., St. Louis, burned at dock with large cargo of sugar from New Orleans aboard
    Owner: Built for Capt B. Rush Pegram and others
           1878, sold to Anchor Line
    Captains over her life: Capts. B. Rush Pegram, James O'Neal, James H. Pepper, Joseph W. Bryant
    Comments: 1871, Jan. 21, Cincinnati, her public inspection drew some 40,000 visitors
                    up one gangplank and ashore on a second.
            : 1873, Sept 9, Commerce, Mo., fire discovered in hold.
                    Was purposely scuttled to save her.
            : Biggest cargo, 1875, 7,701 bales of cotton, a record for all boats at the time.
            : Nicnamed "Oil Cake Jim"

Name: Jas. H. Lucas
    Captains: Capt. Andy Wineland, Master
    Comments: Made run St. Louis - St Joseph 1856, July 0/60/57

Name: JAMES KENT
    Launched: 1820s?
    Area: Eastern boat
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Name: JAMES L. DYKES 
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   Photo donated    by
   Ken McCulloch
Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet
    Area: Tenn. R. 

Name: JAMES L. GRAHAM
    Type: Probably a sternwheeler. A wooden hull packet.
    Area: Sometime between 1866 and 73, Neches R., Tex.
    Owners: Between 1866 and 73, Captains William and Napoleon Wiess
    Captains: Napoleon Wiess
    Comments: See source Article

1. Name: JAMES LAUGHLIN
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet
    Size: 188 tons
    Area: Memphis-Napoleon, White R.
    Launched: 1853
    Destroyed: 1856, Sept. 13, Memphis, Tenn. Sank.  Lost 6 liives.
    Captains: J.T. Shirley

Name: JAMES LAUGHLIN
    Captains: 1913, Brinkley Source  
Name: JAMES LEE
    1879-94


1. Name: JAMES LEE/DESOTO
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Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size: 230' X 43' X 7.' Power: Engines, 24's- 8 ft. five boilers each 44" X 30' Launched: 1898, Jeffersonville, Ind. by Howard Yard Destroyed: 1918, Jan., Memphis, lost in ice Area: Memphis-Friar's Point 1914or 17 on excursion boat DESOTO out of Memphis Owners: Built for the Lee Line Captains: Memphis-Friar's Point, John J. Darragh Comments: 1914 or 17, Memphis, converted to excursion boat DESOTO : Roof bell went to Thompson Bros. Plantation in Arkansas Name: JAMES M. DONAHUE Type: Sidewheel, wood hull Size: 208'X 37.4'X 9.6', 730 tons Power: Vertical beam engine 48"X 132", 950 hp Launched: 1875, San Francisco, william E. Collyer Destroyed: 1924, dismantled Area: California Delta Owner: San Francisco & Northern Pacific, California Northwestern, Northwestern Pacific R.R.s 1. Name: JAMES N. TRIGG
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Type: Sternwheel, woodenhull packet. Size: 158.2' X 28.2' X 4.1' Power: Engines, 14's-5ft. 2 boilers/ Launched: 1910, Decatur, Ala. Destroyed: 1921, Guntersville, Ala., Caught in storm. Wrecked. Area: Tenn. R., Chattanooga-Kingston trade. Owners: Tennesse River Navigation Company. Captains: 1921, Paul Underwood Comments: See for photo and more Name: JAMES M. WHANN Area: Ohio R. Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA, WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, June 24, 1951 Name: JAMES MONROE See Name: JAMES O'HARA Size: 200 Tons Area: Miss. R., Ark. R. Comments: 1829 Took recruits and 100 Cherokee emigrants to Fort Gibson. : Was the biggest recorded steamboat to have plied the Arkansas R.. Credit Name: JAMES RAYMOND 1. Name: JAMES REES Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet. Size: 302 tons. Launched: 1862, Elizabeth, Pa. Destroyed: 1876, dismantled Areas: when built, Pittsburgh-Elizabeth 1866 on, Wheeling-Clarington Owners: built for the Pittsburgh & Elizabeth Packet Company 1866, sold to Wheeling & Sun Fish Packet Company Comments: equipment went to the TELEGRAM Name: JAS. T. STAPLES
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Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Comments: Above picture is sourse for this listing Name: JAMES W. GOFF Launched: 1880s? Area: Miss. R. Comments: Collided with MOUNTAIN GIRL. Name: JAMES WATSON Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Size: 200 tons Launched: 1863, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1865, Mar. 2, sank near island # 76, near Caulk Neck Cut Off, now in Lake Whittington, east of Mississippi R.. 20 soldiers and 3 ladies, 2 children, 5 civilian men and 5 deck hands lost. Area: 1864, Vicksburg-Memphis in U. S. Troop and supply service Owner: Capt. James Watson Captain: James Watson Comments: The ISABELLA and WILLIAM BUTLER were on hand to take survivors. Name: JAMES WATSON Area: 1870s, Osage R. in Mo. Name: JAMES WOOD Launched: 1856, California Pa. 1. Name: JAMES WOOD Type: Sidewheel, wooden hullo packet Size: 257' X 37' X 7.', 585 tons Launched: 1860, Jeffersonville, Ind. by Howard Yard Destroyed: 1862, Feb. 23, intentionally burned to avoid falling into Union hands Area: Nashville-New Orleans with JAMES JOHNSON and RED ROVER Captains: 1860, W. Boyd Comments: Fire was set by Charles Gallagher, father of Capt. T.M. Gallagher Name: JAMES Y. LOCKWOOD/SARI Type: Showboat Area: Miss. R./ Chicago Comments: 1961, became Showboat SARI 1. Way's Packet Directory, 1848 - 1994 3. Steamboats in the Valley
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