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Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet Power: machinery came from J.T. WILDER Size: 153' X 28' X 5.2' Launched: 1886, Chattanooga, Tenn. Destroyed: 1907-08, winter, St. Louis, dismantled Areas: Later went to Ill. R. 1902, spring, at Kansas City running excurssions Owners: Built by Chattanooga & Decatur Packet Company 1896, owner by St. Louis, Hardin & Hampsville Packet Company 1901, purchased by Eagle Packet Company Captains: 1886, R.C. Gunter 1900, Alex Lamont 1902, Harry H. Monaghan, in Kansas City Comments: While on Ill. R. snagged and sank to within 2' of roof. Raised. : See Documents
1. Name: R. C. GRAY Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 156' X 32' X 5.2' Launched: 1866, Shousetown, Pa. Dismantled: 1874 Area: Tramp trade, Pittsburgh-Cincinnati, St. Louis and often to St. Paul. 1870, Ark. R., Little Rock - Ft. Smith. Owners: Capt. William B. Anderson, with others. 1874, Louisville & Arkansas River Packet Company operated her. Captains: William B. Anderson Comments: This boat was named for Capt. Richard C. Gray, who was a principal founder of the Northern Line Packet Co. : Way's Packet Directory mentions this boat as being a part of "Gray's Iron Line". I suspect this was the common name for The Northern Line Packet Company - D. Name: R. C. WOOD Launched: 1850s? Area: 1863, July: Miss. R. Comments: 1863: Was troop carrier and hospital ship. Carried troops from Helena Ark. to Memphis, TN. : Source, Phil Di at HAPPYDI@aol.com
Name: R. DUNBAR/GENERAL CROWDER
Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Size: 160' X 29.4' X 6.4' Power: Engines, 12- 1/2's- 4ft. Two boilers, each 42" X 18' Launched: 1895, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1927, Jan. Slidell, Canulette Yard, burned while being refurbished and renamed M.A. GRACE Area: Built for upper Cumberland R. above Nashville 1914, under John Hubbard, Pittsburgh-Charleston trade 1918, As GEN. CROWDER under Liberty Transit Co., Pittsburgh-Charleston trade 1922-23, Pittsburgh-Cincinnati 1923-26, Laid up at Wheeling, W. Va. Owners: Built for Ryman Line When Ryman Line failed purchased by Capt. Ralph Emerson 1914, sold to John W. Hubbard, Pittsburgh 1918, sold to Liberty Transit Company, Wheeling, W. Va. 1926, sold to Capt. William F. Bradford. New Orleans. Captains: In later years as R. DUNBAR, Tom Ryman, Jr. 1918, W.L. Guthrie 1922, master, W.L. Guthrie; pilots, E. Dayton Brooks and Wm. F. Brookhart; purser, Fred Way, Jr. Comments: a very light drafted boat capable of big loads. : Named for storekeeper Reuben Dunbar, at Greasy Creek, Ky. : 1918, renamed GENERAL CROWDER : 1922, extensively repaired, Pt. Pleasant, W. Va.
Name: R.J. LOCKWOOD Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 220' X 33' Launched: 1858, New Albany, Ind for Capt. Lamothe for Missouri R. trade. Destroyed: 1858, Mar. 4, New Albany, on trial trip. Cookhouse caught fire and destroyed the boat. There were 60 or 70 excursion passengers aboard. Boat was run ashore on Ky. side. Passengers all got off. Owner: Capt. William P. Lamothe Comments: Capt. Lamothe owned entire. Had no insurance. 1. Name: R.J. LOCKWOOD Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 210' X 34' X 5.', 418 tons. Power: 15's- 5 ft., 3 boilers. Launched: 1864, St. Louis, Mo. Destroyed: 1865, Apr. 14, President's Island below Memphis, exploded boilers. 25 lives lost. Area: Mo. R. Was Union Transport during C. War. 1. Name: R.J. LOCKWOOD Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 175' X 43' X 4.5' Power: 15's-5ft. 3 boilers, each 36" X 24', from previous R.J. LOCKWOOD Wheel: 17 1/2' dia. working 23 1/2' buckets Launched: 1870, hull, Freedom, Pa. Completed, Pittsburgh Destroyed: 1872, Feb 26, st. Louis, Lost in ice. Area: 1870-72, Miss. R. Owners: Contracted by Albert Conkel and William Kimber : James Rees took over when above defaulted on payments Captains: 1870-72, James Caghill Companies associated with: 1870-72, was under Carter Line
Name: R. M. Johnson Type: Size: Launched: 1818? Area: Miss. R.; Mo. R. Comments: Was named after the 9th vice president of the U. S.. Was part of 1st expidition up the Mo. R to establish a U. S. military presence at the mouth of the Yellowstone R.. Comments: from Boone's Lick Heritage Quarterly. Name: R. H. W. HILL Name: R.T. LOCKLAND Area: Miss. R. Comments: From The Diary Of Joseph T. Anderson, shopkeeper, Commerce Mo. - Thursday Night, March 28th, 1861. "Business dull. Weather good. River rising. Boats plenty. . . . The R.T. Lockland landed this morning about 6 o'clock, put off five sacks coffee and one hogshead sugar for Messrs. Gaither & Baker; three sacks coffee, 2 half barrels molasses and one keg rice and 2 half barrels sugar for Jehlen Eversol & Co.. . . . " Name: R.R. DAWES Areas: 1884, July, When he purchased, Capt. Leavitt proposed to run her Marietta-Murrayville or Ravenswood-Parkersburg Owners: *1884, July 5, Purchased by Capt. Charles P. Leavitt Comments: Several mentions in this Document Name: R. W. DUGAN Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet. Size: 160' X 32' X 3.' Power: Engines, 13-1/2's- 4 ft. (Came from SPRAY), 5 boilers, each 40" X 26' Launched: 1873, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1878, Oct. 31, DeWitt, Mo., snagged and lost Areas: At first, Cincinnati-Memphis Soon was running Mo. R. St. Louis-Kansas City 1874, St. Louis-Rocheport, Mo 1876, St. Louis-Jefferson City, Mo. Owner: Capt. Joseph Kinney acquired her early in her career. 1874, Capt. William L. Heckmann, Sr. acquired 1876, Jos. Kinney re-purchased Captain(s): At first, Lon Bryson with Frank Bryson, clerk. Soon after launching, Joseph Kinney Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly.
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