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    Comments: Beat ECLIPSE'S 4 day, 9 hr., 31 min record for run
              up-river between N.O. and Louisville by 12 min.

    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 149' X 30' X 4'.
    Launched: 1881, Jeffersonville, Ind. by Howard Yard
    Destroyed: 1888, Jeffersonville, Ind., dismantled.
    Area: 1881, Cumberland r., Nashville-Burnside
          1883, Oct, local tradc out of Wheeling, W. Va.
          1887, July, Evansville-Cairo trade, Diamond Island Chute, snagged
                      and sunk in 8'of water.
    Owners: Capt. Tom G. Ryman and W.B. Bowman, Nashville, Tenn.
    Captains: 1881-83, A.T. Armstrong
              1887, July, when snagged pilot on watch, James Collins
              1887, Fall, Mason City, W. Va. Iowa, took on load of salt for
                    Ohio River Salt Co. 
    Comments: c. 1886, renamed SAM P. JONES
            : Machinery  went to I.T. RHEA 

*Name: L.R.K.
    Type: Sternwheel wooden hull ferryboat, Combustion engine powered
    Launched: At or just after the advent of combustion powered boats.
    Owner: Henry Jasper King
    *From King Family records

    Type: Sternwheel,wooden hull packet.  Size: 154' X 29' X 4.3'.
    Launched: 1888, Jeffersonville, Ky.
    Destroyed: 1891, Oct. 28, House Bluff, Alabama R., burned.
    Area: 1888-90, Nashville-Burnside
    Owners: 1888-90, Major L.T. Armstrong and Capt. Thomas (Tim) H. Armstrong
            1890-91, Capt. Thomas G. Ryman, Mobile

    Launched: 1860s?
    Destroyed: 1875, Fire at Vicksburg dock
    Area: Miss. R.
    Captain and pilots: Capt. Leathers, Tom
    Launched: 1828: in Wheeling, W. Va..
    Area: Ohio R.
    Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA,
              WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER,  June 24, 1951

1. Name: LACLEDE
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.   Size: 197' C 25' X 5.', 239 tons.
    Launched: 1845, St. Louis,Mo.
    Destroyed: 1848, Mar. 10, in fire at St. Louis Docks
    Owner: Capt. Cameron, John S. McCune and 7 others.
    Companies Associated with: Keokuk Packet Line

1. Name: LACLEDE
    Type: Sternwheel, woodenhull packet.  Size: 152' X 29.5' X 4.3', 197 tons.
    Launched: 1855, California, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1862, Nov. 19, Chester,Ill., by stranding
    Area: Principally on U. Miss. and Ill. Rs.
    Owners: 1855, Capt. E.C. Hazlitt, and Mark Sterling, both of Pittsburgh,
                  P.A. Alford of St. Louis and T.B. Rhodes from Ill..
            1862, when lost, Albert G. Trever,St. Louis
    Captains: 1862 whn lost, Thomas W. Singer
    Comments: Mentioned in this Article.

    Type: Stern-wheeler     Size:
    Launched: 1860s?
    Area: U. Mo. R.
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Name: LACY

    Launched: 1832: in Wheeling, W. Va..
    Area: Ohio R.
    Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA,
              WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER,  June 24, 1951

	Type: Wooden hull packet.  Size: *108' X 22.6' X 3'
	Launched: 1881, Lead Hill Landing, Ark.
	Area: 1881 U. White R.
	Owners: Captain Thomas B. Stallings had her built for U. White R. trade.
	Captains: 1881, Ed Warner
	Comments: Mentioned in this Article

    Type: Luxury Barge  
    Launched: 1826?
    Area: New York to Albany
    Comments: Had to be towed by barge-boat.

    Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet     Size: 206 tons
    Launched: 1850, Wheeling W. Va.
    Destroyed: 1856, Oct. 23, foot of Coon Slough at Warren Landing, snagged
                     and sunk.  5 lives lost.
    Area: 1850, June 19 was her 1st arrival at St Paul.
    Captain(s): LUCAS
                1854, June, Le Grand Moorehouse
                1855, Master, J. W. Marlin; clerks, Ed Halliday
                      and Capt. Orrin Smith
                1856, Master, M.E. Lucas
    Comments:  Mentioned in this Article
               1856, Apr 18, Arrived in St. Paul

Click to enlarge From The James E. York Post Card Collection
Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 286.4 X 43.2' X 8.3', 1406 tons Launched: 1865, Cincinnati, Oh. Cost $120,000 Destroyed: 1870, Jan. 17, 1 pm, downbound near Chester, Ill, Obstruction punctured hull. No life lost. Area: St. Louis-New Orleans Owners: 1865, Capt. John A. Williamson, Cincinnati, J.D. Isham and Capt. M.W. Beltzhoover. Placed in service of Atlantic and Mississippi Steam Ship Company. 1866, *Arrived Cairo, Ill on the 25th Jan. 1869, May, Entered service with St. Louis and New Orleans Packet Company. Captains: 1865, John A. Burk, A. St. Clair Thomasson 1869-??, Isaac H. Jones Comments: was second largest tonnage steamer on Miss. R. KATE was largest. Name: LADY FRANKLIN Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Launched: 1860, Cincinnati, Oh, for the Dean Line Destroyed: 1867, Jan. 31, Algiers, La., burned while being repaired. 1. Name: LADY LEE Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 176' X 35' X 5.5', 417 tons. Power: 16's- 6 ft., 3 boilers. Launched: 1871, Pittsburgh, Pa. Destroyed: 1882, Mar. 29, Backing from landing, 2-1/2 mi. above Sibly, Mo. on Mo. R., big winds blew her against snag. Sank. Army Corp of Engineers map, plate 13 has her wreck some miles below Sibley, Mo. Area: 1871, St. Louis-Red R. Later, St. Louis-Mo. R. Captains: 1871, pilots, John Shouse and Andy Bunting While in Carter Line, master was, G.F. Shields While in Star Line, master was, Bill Ball Companies associated with: 1871, Carter Line 1874, owned by Illinois & St. Louis Packet Company 1882, operating in Star Line Comments: 1881, lenghtened to 227' Name: LADY PIKE Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull towboat/packet. Size: 207 tons Launched: 1860, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1872, Oct., "lost". Area: 1860, Cincinnati-Memphis 1864, Apr, Cincinnati-Madison 1869, towing ice barges south from U. Miss. R. Owners: 1860, Dean Line 1864, Apr., sold to Madison Packet Co. 186?9, early spring?,-72, Diamond Jo Line Captains: early, A.C. Montfort, Capt Hamilton Name: LADY VAN RENSSELAER Type: Luxury Barge Size: Launched: 1826? Area: New York to Albany Comments: Had to be towed by barge-boat. * Name: LADY WASHINGTON Area: 1827, Feb. logged at Port of Cincinnati Name: LADY WASHINGTON Launched: 1849, Aug. 9 Area: Sacramento Comments: Was shipped to the California Delta on a sailing ship and reassembled. First trip was up the American R.. She was snagged and sunk on the return trip. Name: LAGUNITAS Type: Stern wheel, wooden hull Size: 250'X 36.3'X 10.7', 767 tons Power: Poppet valve engine, 18"X 72", 400 hp. Launched: 1903, Alemada Calf., John W. Dickie Destroyed: 1917, dismantled Area: California Delta Owner: north Shore R.R., Northwestern Pacific R.R. Name: LAKAWANA Type: United States Steamship Size: Comments: was active during Civil War 1865: Captured the river packet PLANTER which was taken to Key West 1. Name: LAKE ERIE Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 157' X 24' X 3., 108 tons. Power: 18's - 7 ft., 3 boilers, each 40" X 24', by Stackhouse and Nelson Wheel: 20' working 19-1/2' buckets Launched: 1845, Pittsburgh, Pa. Area: 1845, Pittsburgh-Beaver, Pa. trade connecting with canalboats on Beaver R.. 1851, out of Dills Botton, Oh to Cincinnati and elsewhere towing coal barges. Owners: 1850, Clark & Thaw, Hays & Black and H. Clarke 1851: sold to Hugh Smith, coal mine owner at Dill Bottom, Oh. Captains: 1850, Sharp Hemphill Comments: Was forerunner in being used as a coal barge towboat. 1. Name: LAKE SUPERIOR Type: side wheel wooden hull packet Size: 240' X 39' X 6' Power: 22 1/2s-7ft. from the HAWKEYE STATE. 5 boilers each 38" x 26', Wheels were 28' dia. with 12 1/2' buckets Launched: 1870, Wheeling W. Va. Capt. Richard C. Gray superintended construction. Destroyed: 1879, Mar. 4, Alton Slough, burned. thought from fire started in boat's barbershop. Took the DUBUQUE with her. Area: 1870-74, St. Louis-Keokuck; 1876, June, St. Paul - St. Louis Owner: 1870-79, Northern Line Packet Company Captain(s): 1870-74, Jonas Worden Comments: Machenery by Robert Lea, Pittsburg. Hull by Dunlevy & Co. Landscape paintings in cabin by Emil Bott Name: LAMARTINE Launched: 1848 Destroyed: 1856, late Feb, Torn from docks and swept downstream in ice flow during Great Ice Gorge at St. Louis. Crushed and sunk. Area: U. Miss. R. Comments: Mentioned in this Article Name: LANCASTER 1842- Name: LANCASTER Type: Union ram-boat Size: Launched: 1860s? Destroyed: 1863, Mar. Shelled in Civil War Areas: 1862, April, Tenn. R., was under command of Union Gen. Wm. T. Sherman Captain and pilots: Capt. Ellet, John A. Name: LANCASTER 1866- Snagged at Smith's Island above New Haven Mo., Mo. R. date unknown. Name: LANCASTER 1886-96 Name: LANCASTER No. 2 1848-55 Name: LANCASTER No. 3 1855-63 1. Name: LANCASTER No. 4 Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet. Size:218 tons. Launched: 1861, Jan. Cincinnati, Oh., Mortons Boat Yard Destroyed: 1846, Nov. 18, below Portland, Mo, struck log. Went down in 10' of water. Complete loss. Area: Built for Cincinnati-New Richmod trade 1862, spring, carrying troops on Tenn. R. 1864, June began to run New Orleans-Vicksburg 1864, Fall, under charter to U.S. loaded out for Mo. R. Owners: 1861-64, when sunk, David Gibson & Company Captains: when new, Lew Morris, of New Richmond 1864, M.J. McCullough with John Harrington as clerk Comments: Saw lots of troop and supply handling during S,War. Name: LANDIS Area: Ohio R. Comments: Notes from The Tribune Telegraph, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. July. 12 1897 Name: LANSING Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull towboat/packet. Size: 83 tons Launched: 1864, Prairie du Chien, Wis. Area: 1864. Lansing-Prairie du Chein, Grain trade. 1867, Davenport to Le Claire, then as railroad passenger shuttle, Port Byron, Rock Island and Davenport. Owner: 1864-67, Diamond Jo Line. 1867, Rambo and Son (Wes and father)of Le Claire, Iowa 1874, sold south Captain: 1867, May 13, pilot, Bob Smith, was killed in explosion. Comments: Was 1st boat owned by Diamond Jo Line : 1867, May 13, Hampton, Ill., Exploded boiler, killing 6 persons. Was rebuilt into 123 ton boat and used as ferryboat at Clinton, Io. Name: LARK Area: Late 1800, Sabine R., Tex. Comments: See source Article 1. Name: LAST CHANCE Type: Sternwheel, wood hull ferry/packet/workboat. Size: 98.2' X 17.8' X 3' Launched: 1870, Burlington, Iowa Power: 11's-3 1/2 ft. 1 boiler. was the last of 3 sets of engines she had. Destroyed: 1899, near Omaha, snagged and lost. Area: Ohio, U. Miss. and Missouri's Osage Rs. 1886-99, Sioux City, Iowa-Chamberlain, S. Dak. Owner: 1870 - 1886, Le Clair Navigation Company 1886 - 1899, King, Capt. Henry Jasper and son M.H. King Captains: 1886-99, King, Capt. Henry Jasper Comments: 1872, Helped rafts over rapids above Keokuk : Towed Floating Circus to N. O. one winter. : At one time, delivered 8,000 barrels of Ohio River salt up the Osage R. to Warsaw, Mo..
3. Name: LAURA
    Launched: 1840's mid?
    Area: Sacramento R. Calf.
    Comments: 1849, Aug. 31, Listed in the Alta Californian as plying trade
              on the waters of the Sacramento R.
    Destroyed: *cir. 1881, Beaumont, Tex, sank at anchor.  Never raised.
    Area: Neches R., Tex.
    Captains: 1870s, Andrew Smyth
    Comments: See source Article

    Launched: Built 1870s? at Arrow Rock, Mo, by Gustave Moehle and Sons. 
    Area: Mo. R.
    Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly.

    Type: Sternwheeler?                Size:
    Launched: 1860's, early?
    Area: Coosa R. (Ga. and Ala.)
    Owner: 1863: Captain J. M. Elliott Sr.
    Captain 1863: Lay, Cummins
    Comments: "Captain Cummins Lay took this steamboat down the entire
              length of the Coosa, including the rapids known as the
              Devil's Staircase to escape the advancing Union army--the
              only steamboat to ever manage that run." (From the book
              "Rivers of History: Life on the Coosa, Tallapoosa, Cahaba
              and Alabama" by Harvey H. Jackson.)
    Comments: Source

    Type: sidewheel, wooden hull towboat.  Size: 182' X 30' X 9.2', 483 tons.
    Power: 25's -6 ft.
    Launched: 1856, Cincinnati, Oh.
    Area: 1856, owned at New Orleans
          1861 after, served in Porter's Red River expedition and elsewhere
    Owners: 1856, Good Intent Towboat Company
            1861, Confederate tinclad gunboat
            1869, possibly under charter to Diamond Joe Line 
    Captains: 1856, w.S. Whann
    Comments: 1861, Renamed GEN. STERLING PRICE
            : Later captured by U.S. and renamed GENERAL PRICE, a gunboat.
            : 1865, Aug. 17, Mound City, Ill., sold at public sale to W.H. Harrison 

	Size: 122 tons
	Power: High pressure
    Launched: 1824, Cincinnati, Oh.
    Comments: Mentioned in this Document

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

    Type: Stern-wheeler               Size:
    Launched: 1860s? at La Clair
    Comments: 1866, 2nd steamer to push logs

    Type: Sternwheeler               Size: 144'
    Launched: ?1900s, Early?
    Area: California Delta Rivers
    Comments: Featured as the CLAREMORE QUEEN in Will Rogers' Movie
              Steamboat Round The Bend  Source

Name: LEAH
    Launched: 1898? Seattle, Moran Bros. 1 of 12 they built.
    Area: Alaska Rivers

    Type: probably a sternwheel, wooden hull packet
    Area: spent some time on The Osage R. in Mo.

    Launched: 1841, Pittsburgh
    Owners: Elli Mills and Herman Price
    Comments: *Source 

    Comments: Mentioned in this Article

    Type: Stern-wheeler  Size:
    Launched: 1870s?
    Area: Miss. R.

  The only teddy bear still made in America
Name: LEOTA  Originally the ANNIE M

1. Name: LEROY
    Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet    Size: 120.5' X 22.4' X 4'
    Power: 12's-4 ft., 2 boilers, each 38" X 18'
    Launched: 1896, Levanna, Oh.
    Area: 1894, Wheeling-Parkersburg, and sometimes on Mushingum R.
          Later, Wheeling-Clarington
          A year or so later, Morgantown-Fairmont, on Monongahela R.
          1907, Fall, Pittsburgh-Fairmont trade
          1908, Excursions, Pittsburgh-Neville Island
          1908 late, Winfield-Gallipolis trade
          1919-20, fall, Gallipolis-Charleston
          1921, jan, Wheeling-New Martinsville, W. Va.
    Owners: 1894, Capt. Oscar J. Webster
            Later, Capt. Thad Thomas of Clarington Oh
            A year or so later, Capt. Henry Roe and others
           *1904, Ohio and West Virginia Transportation Company
            1908, Aug, Purchased by Green Line Steamers, Cincinnati
            1919-20, fall, Capt. Jesse P. Huges
            1920, fall, Wm. F. Hammell and Geo. F. Bauersmith
            1921, Jan, purchased by Brady C. Litman, New Matinsville, W. Va.
            1921, Nov. purchased by Capt. Harry C. Donnally and Grover Hill, equal.
            1922- ?, W.F. Smith, dock owner, Pt. Pleasant, by default of hull repari payment..
            Later, sold to sand and gravel co at Parkersburgh, W. Va. for use
                   as landing float.
    Captains: 1894, Oscar J. Webster
              Later, Thad Thomas
              A year or so later, Henry Roe
              1907, Jack Ward
             *1900 or so,  Johnson, Benjamin Franklin
              1920, fall, William F. Syphers
              Later, Ed Cline
              1921, Jan.- fall, Frank Justice
    Comments: 1921, late-22 early, Hull was replaced at docks of W. F. Smith,
              Pt. Pleasant.  Grover Hill claimed he did not order complete new hull
              and refused to pay.   W.F. Smith kept her in his fleet for some time.
            :  *This info from: Andrea Castillo Who wrote:
               Could you give me any information on how to obtain a copy
               of my great grandfather's (Benjamin  Franklin Johnson)
               riverboat captian's license?  He was a pilot on the Kanawha
               River in West Virginia around 1900.  The riverboats he
               worked on were the Iron Duke, the D. T. Lane and the LEROY.
               Please send any information.

    Type: Sternwheeler                 Size: 157' X 37.8' X 7' 
    Launched: 1870, by Howard yard in Jeffersonville, Indiana
    Destroyed:  1878, Feb. 3, sank at mouth of Atchafaylaya R.
    Area: Miss. R., New Orleans to Baton Rouge-Plaquemine trade
    Owner: Capt. John A. Taylor and others.
    Comments:  She was named for the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John A.
               Taylor of Opelousas, Louisiana.
                Thank's to Jerry Canivit for this info.

    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.
    Size: 307' X 49' (O.A.93') X  8.'.  987 tons.
    Power: 36's- 11 ft.. 7 boilers, ea 46" x 38'. Wheels 38' dia. with 17' buckets.
    Launched; 1864, New Albany, Ind.
    Destroyed: 1866, Feb. 26, St. Louis, Burned.  Hull converted into wharf boat.
    Area: 1864, St. Louis-New Orleans.
    Owners: after Capt Reader died, Atlantic and Mississippi Steamboat Company.
    Captains: 1864, Ambrose Reader
              Later under AMSSC, George Pegram.

    Type: Side-wheeler               Size:
    Power; Engines by West Point Foundry.  Vertical beam "walking beam"
           48" steam cylinder, piston stroke - 11'.
           Paddlewheels, 23' w/9 foot sweeps(buckets).
           Boat was capable of nearly 25 miles per hour.
    Launched: 1834, Mon. June 1, keel laid by Bishop and Simonson
                    of New York City.
              1835, Mon. June 30, placed in service.
    Destroyed: 1840, Monday, Jan. 13, cotton bales stacked along side
               decks were ignited by her hot stack.  Ship went down,
               killing 119 passengers and crew.  Only 4 persons survived,
               sea captains Hilliard and Manchester, fireman Smith and
               Second Mate, David Crowley.
    Area: 1835, day boat NYC - Providence R.I.
          1837, NYC - Stonington
          1840, Monday, Jan. 13, Long Island Sound, New York - Stonington 
    Owner: 1834-38, Dec., Vanderbilt, Commodore Cornelious
           1838, Dec. - New Jersey Steam Navigation and Transportation Company
                 purchased for $60,000 and spent $12,000 refirbishing
    Captain(s):  1835-40, Jacob Vanderbuilt, "Intrepid Jake"
                 1840, Monday jan. 13, George Child
                       --Capt. Vanderbilt was ill and stayed home.--
                       Pilot, Stephen Manchester
    Comments: 1838, boiler furnaces converted from wood to coal.
            : For a very good account of the LEXINGTON disaster see Clive
              Cussler's book The Sea Hunters  amazon.com
              The information in this listing is but a small bit of the
              information provided in that book. 
            : Crew, final run:  Helmsman, Martin Johnson; Second Mate, David
                     Crowley.  Chief engineer: Courtland Hemstead,
                     Stokers: Benjamin Cox, Charles Smith and two others
                     Head waiter, Job Sand; Chef, Joseph Robinbson.
                     Chambermaid, Susan Holcomb

              Passengers on last run:  Boston comedy actors, Charles Eberle
                     and Henry J. Finn.  Others: Peter McKenna, businessman;
                     Mrs. Russel Jarvis and 2 daughters; James Bates, wife.
                     son and daughter; William Townsend, wife and 2 daughters;
                     Harrison Winslow (in his casket), his widow, Alice and
                     his brother John Winslow and their father, William
                     Winslow; Lydia Bates and friend Mary Russell; Banker,
                     Robert Blake; businessmen, Abram Howard, William Green,
                     Samuel Henry, John Lemist,
                     Sea captains aboard, J.D. Carver, Chester Hillard,
                     E.J. Kimball, David McFarland, John Mattison,
                     Theophilas Smith and Benjamin Foster.
                     Proffessor of German literature at Harvard, Dr. Charles
                     Follen.  Adolus Harnden, courior with $20,000 in silver
                     and $50,000 in bank notes for Merchants Bank.

	Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet
	Size: 312 tons
	Launched: 1850, Jeffersonville, Ind.
	Destroyed: 1855, June 30, Ohio R. at Rome, Ind. opposite Stevensport, Ky.
			         Boilers exploded.  30 lives lost.
	Area: St. Louis-Louisville when exploded
	Owners: when new, Capt. Josh V. Throop and Ben F. Egan
	Captain: Josh V. Throop
	Comments: Boat was upbound and under headway when her boilers blew.
			  The D.A. GIVEN took some survivors and wounded to Stephensport.
			  The JOHN C. FREEMONT took some to Louisville.
			: Capt. Throop was blown from the upper deck into the
			  arms of the mate on the forecastle which broke his fall.

    Type: Timberclad in Civil War   Size:
    Launched: 1850s?
    Area: Long Island Sound.
    Comments: Originally a packet, was turned into a Union gun-boat
              during Civil War.

    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull ferryboat.  Size: 94.5' X 26' X 3.6'
    Launched: 1918, Herman,Mo
    Area: Mo. R. out of Lexington, Mo.
          1928, began short trade packet runs out of ?Memphis?
    Owners: 1918, Lafayette County Ferry Company
            1928, purchased by Capt. Peters Lee, Memphis
    Captains: 1918-28, run by, Albert G. Wohlt
              1928, Peters Lee
    Comments: 1928, renamed DE SOTO 
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