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3. Name: RIALTO Type: Size: Launched: 184Os?, late? Destroyed: Area: Sacramento R., Calf. Name: RICHMOUND Type: Size: 153' x 29' X 10' Launched: 1813 Destroyed: Area: Hudson R. Owner: Hudson River Steamboat Company Captain and pilots: Comments: Source Name: RICHMOUND Type: Side-wheeler Size: Launched: 1840s Destroyed: 1869, burned. Area: Miss. R., Louisville to N.O. Owner: Captain and pilots: Capt. Townson, Capt. "Stut" Neal? Comments: Carried Gen. Montgonery's, R. body down Hudson 43 years after he died. Name: RICHMOUND Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packeT. Size: 79' X 25' X 3.' Comments: This boat was originally the G.F. TRUESDELL a recess wheel ferry at New Richmond. Not enough business there. Boat was converted to sternwheel and eventually documented, New Orleans : Mentioned in this Article as possible replacement for the R.R. DAWES Name: RIO BRAVO See PLANTER Name: RIVER BELL Photo Type: Replica of sternwheeler, excursion boat. Size: 125' X 35' X 4.5', 78 gr. tons, 400 passenger. Power: 2 Detroit Diesel engines (Model 8V-71), connected through Allison Reduction Gears (3:1) totaling 460 horsepower. Paddlewheel is decorative. Launched: 1965, Dubuque, Iowa Area: 1978 - Present (1999, Sept.), Out of Pittsburgh, Pa.. Owner: 1978 - present, Gateway Clipper Fleet Name: RIVER QUEEN Type: Sidewheeler Size: 181' Launched: 1864 Destroyed: 1911 by fire Area: Owner: Captain and pilots: Capt. Comments: Was the presidential boat for Presidents Lincon and Grant. Name: RIVER QUEEN, originally the CAPE GIRARDEAU 1923-67 Name: RIVER QUEEN (replica) Type: now a Museum Size: 3 decker Launched: 1961, Dec. Comments: This entire entry is suspect. Name: RIVER QUEEN Type: Ornamental sidewheel excursion boat Size: 93.5', 350 passengers Launched: 1986, Chattanooga, Tenn. Area: 1999, Covington Captains: 1999, Alan Bernstein Comments; was in first (1988) Tall Stacks Celebration. 1999, In Tall Stacks Celebration
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    Type:       Size:
    Launched: 1835? By either the Bell Yard or the Patton Yard in Wheeling, W. Va..
    Area: Ohio R.
    Captain and pilots: Capt. 
    Comments:Engines and Machinery probably by T. Sweeney & Son, Wheeling.
    Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA,
              WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER,  June 24, 1951

* Name: ROB ROY
	Size: 240 tons
	Power: High pressure
	Launched: 1823, Cincinnati, Oh.

1. Name: ROB ROY
    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet
    Size: 151.6' X 31.5' X 5.4', 199 tons.
    Power: Engines, 15's- 5 ft. Two Tubular Boilers.
    Launched: 1864, Cincinnati, Oh.
    Destroyed: 1871, off the lists
    Area: 1864, Dec. loading at Pittsburg for New Orleans
          1865, made trips up Red R.
          1866, trip, Aurora, Ind.-Pittsburg
          1868, Evansville-Owensboro trade
          1868, Dec., went to Arkadelphia, Ark under Capt. Kane
    Owners: 1868, sold to Capt. James M. Kane, St. Louis
    Captains: 1864, for Pittsburgh-New Orleans trip, Kenniston
              1866, from Aurora, Ind.-Pittsburg, Charles Beers
              1868, James L Magennis

    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet
    Launched: 1864
    Destroyed: 1871, off the lists
    Area: Mo. R.
    Owner: ?1882 - 84?, McPherson, Henry
    Captain(s):?1882 - 84?, McPherson, Henry
    Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly.

Name: ROB ROY  See Post Card
    Launched: 1866, Madison, Ind.
    Destroyed: 188? retired after engine cylinder head was knocked out

3. Name: ROE
    Launched: 184Os?, late?  
    Area: Sacramento R., Calf.

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    Size: 250 Tons, length-127', width-28', draft-10", 16 staterooms.
    Launched: 1857, Little Rock, Ark.
    Area: Miss. R., Ark. R.
    Comments: Credit

    Type: Sidewheel wooden hull ferry
    Launched: 1857, New Albany, Ind.
    Destroyed: 1882, removed from documentation
    Area: operated at Rock Island, Ill.  

    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 200' X 32'
    Launched: 1870, Madison, Ind.
    Destroyed, 1873, Sept., St. Louis, dut down by ice.
    Area: 1873, St. Louis-Cincinnati
    Owners: Keokuk Northern Line
    Captains: 1873, B.Bradbord
              *At one time piloted by Oscar M. Ruby

1. Name: ROCK ISLAND originally the AUGUSTA 
      1870-c.1922?, Ferryboat, Davenport-Rock Island

Name: ROENA  
    Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet
    Source: Post Card 

    Launched: 1830s?
    Area: U. Miss. R.
    Comments: Mentioned in this Article

    Type: Double barge showboat   Size:
    Launched: 1840s?
    Area: Miss. R., Ark. R.
    Comments: 1850  aground at Webbers Falls, on Ark. R. Credit


1. Name: ROSA LEE  See Post Card
	Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet    Size: 225' X 36' X 7'
	Power: engines, 32's - 7' from FRANK PARGOUD
	Launched: 1887, Paducha, Ky. 
	Destroyed: 1892, Nov. 10. Memphis, burned
	Owner: when launched, The Lee Line
	Captains: When launched, possibly Joseph Fowler

1. Name: ROSALIE M.
    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet   Size: 66' S 14' X 5.'
    Power: 10's-3ft. 1 boiler, 60" X 14'
    Launched: 1906, Vicksburg, Miss.
    Destroyed: 1908, Feb. 20 mi. below Vicksburg, sank.
    Area: 1907, Vicksburg, short trades.
    Owner: Capt. Tom Morrissey
    Captain(s): 1907, Master, Harry Bumgardner: pilot, Aubry D. Haines.
    Comments:  from site visitor Ben Denison
          Harry Bumgardner worked aboard two snagboats, the J.S. Wright, and
          the McComb. They worked the Mississippi River from Natchez to Alton
          Ill. If anyone has any info would sure appreciate knowing about it.

1. Name: ROSE BUD
    Type: sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 177.4' X 31.3' X 4.'.
    Power: 13's-5 ft., 2 boilers.
    Launched: 1877, California, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1896, June 16, Bismarck, S.D., settled on submerged piling in
                     R.R. warehouse as river level fell. Sank.
    Area: Mo. and Yellowstone Rs.
          1888-89, L. Mo. R.
    Owners: when launched, S.B. Coulson, William S. Evans, D.H.S. Gilmore,
                           D.W. Maratta and Capt. James McVay (the Coulson Line)
           1884 or 5, Purchased by Block "P" Line.
           1889 or 90, sold to Benton Pascket Company
           *At one time either owner or Capt. , W.B. Wait
    Captains: 1887, Josephus Todd I
    Comments: this boat was the last of the "Coulson Line" fleet.
            : 1882, sank at Claggett
            : 1886, Aug. sank at Rocky Point
            : boat made over 50 trips to Fort Benton.
              1880, 83, 86 and 87 was first boat to arrive there in spring.
            : She was equiped with electric lighting
            * From King Family history

    Launched: pre 1857 as per query
    Captains: 1857, possibly James L. Magennis
    Comments: The source for this listing is the query.

Name: ROSE HITE  Reference
    Type:                Size: 
    Launched: 1860s?
    Area: Miss. R.
    Comments: Was struck by the CLIFTON.  Don't know how much damage the 
              ROSE HITE sustained.


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* Name: ROTARY Size: 30 tons Power: High pressure Launched: 1825, Cincinnati, Oh. Name: ROWENA 1847-50 Name: ROWENA 1858-63 Name: ROWENA 1864-67 Name: ROWENA

ROWENA At Burnside Landing
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Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Size: 147.7' X 25.1' X 5.' Power: Engines, 10's- 3-1/2 ft.. Three boilers each 38" X 18' Launched: 1904, Burnside Ky. Destroyed: 1931, late, Grassy Creek Shoals near R. Dunbar's Landing, sank Area: Upper Cumberland R. Sometimes on Ohio R. during low water 1917, Sept., Louisville-Evansville trade Owners: originally, Burnside & Burkesville Packet Company Last owner, Cumberland Transportation Company 1931, Burnside, purchased by broker John F. Klein Comments: Klein was attempting to take her to Louisvill when she sank Name: ROWENA LEE 1890-1902 Name: ROY L Type: Size: Launched: Built 1870s? at Arrow Rock, Mo, by Gustave Moehle and Sons. Destroyed: Area: Owner: Captain Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly. Name: ROYAL Type: Sternwheel, woodenhull packet. Size: 86.6' X 24' X 3.' Launched: 1884, Hermann, Mo. for Wohlt Bros. Area: Mo. R. Owners: Originally the Wohlt Bros. Later, the Heckmans Captains: at one time, Wm. Lewis Heckman, Sr. Coments: Once went to Arlington, Mo. on Gassconade R., highest any boat ever went. Name: ROYAL, originally the T.N. BARNSDALL 1. Name: ROYAL ARCH Type:Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size: 212 tons Launched: 1852, West Elizabeth, Pa. Destroyed: 1858, Nine Mile Island below Dubuque, snagged and lost. Area: 1850s, U. Miss. R. 1854, Davenport-Galena-Dubuque trade 1858, Out of Rock Island, Ill, for Rock Island R.R. Owner: 1852, Capt. Adam Poe and others of Georgetown, Pa. 1854, Galena & Minnesota Packet Company Captain: 1852, Poe, Adam 1854, Gleim, E.H. 1858, Smith, J.J. Comments: 1852, Nov., Buffington Island, Ohio R., sank. TASCARORA hit wreck and also sank. : Mentioned in this Article 1. Name: RUBY Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet Size: 110' X 22' X 2.8' Launched: 1899, Rush Point, La. Area: 1899, Shreveport-Garland City; 1900, summer, excursions to Ruby Park 5 mi. above Shreveport. 1900, fall, Black River, hauling seed for Baton Rouge oil mill. Owner: 1899, Maikell, Capt. William 1900, fall, Guss Captain: 1899-1900, fall, Capt. William Maikell 1900, fall, Capt. Guss 1. Name: RUBICON Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size: 200'X 36'X 6.', 637 tons. Power: Engines, 20's-6-1/2ft. Three boilers, each 30" X 26ft. Launched: 1866, Pittsburgh, Pa. Built for Capt. William B. Haslett and others. Destroyed: 1873, Dismantled. Hull was then used as a barge. Area: Designed for St. Louis-Omaha trade. Also run in U. Mo. R.; Miss. R. 1866, Capt. Horace E. Bixby took her to Milk River on U. Missouri but had to turn back due to low water. 1871, Entered Vicksburgh-Greenville trade. Owner: Capt. William B. Haslett ane others. Captains: First crew: Capt. William B. Haslett, master;
George M. Haslett, 1st. clerk; George Nease, 2nd clerk
and John Shoemaker, engineer. : At one time, Grant Marsh was pilot, probably under Bixby. Comments: Downbound on first trip hit Wheeling bridge. Knocked down stacks, injuring 5. : 1871, Given cotton guards at St. Louis. Name: RUFUS KING
	Built: 1822-23, Marietta, Oh. by Caleb Barstow
	Size: 75' x 18', 60 tons.
	Destroyed: 1825, Dec. 28, Point Chicot on the Mississippi River in present-day
                     Chicot County, Arkansas, snagged and sank.
	Owners:  1822-23, Oliver Dodge and Capt. John Green
		  : 1825, purchased by David G. Bates of Galena, Illinois
	Area: 1823 - 24, Ohio R.
		: 1825, Upper Miss. R.
    Comments:  More about this boat in this Document
			: also see
			: Namesake was Gen. Rufus Putnam

    Built: 1835, by James Whitney at Marietta, Ohio
    Destroyed: 1838, sunk, approximately 15 miles north of Deweyville, Texas,
				Hwy 12 and the Sabine River.(See)
    Area: U. Miss. R.?
		: 1839, sold alien (Mexico?)  I suspect this boat actually went to Sabine R. Tex. Dave. 	
	Captains: When new, Bosworth
			: Machinery was salvaged from its wreck, presumably on Sabine R., Tex. for sawmill use
			in Orange County, Tex.

1. Name: RUTH  (1st boat named RUTH)
    Type: sidewheel, wooden hull packet    Size: 270' X 46' X 8.'.  702 tons. 
    Launched: 1863, Jan. 1
    Destroyed: 1863, Aug 4, Confederate mail runner, saboteur burned her.  See
    Area: Miss. R.
    Owner: Was almost from first in U.S. service 
    Comments: Both wheelhouses painted with painting of Ruth, the Daughter-in-law
              of Naomi, gleaning in the harvest field after the reapers of Boaz.

1. Name: RUTH  (2nd boat named RUTH)
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 309' X 48.5' X 9.5', 1,681 tons. 4 decks
    Power: 30's-10 ft. from H.R.W. HILL
    Launched: 1865, Jeffersonville, Ind. by Howard Yard.
    Destroyed: 1869, Mar. 13, Paw Paw Island, 30 mi. above Vicksburg, burned.
               No lives lost, but some 200 head of cattle were burned or drowned.
    Area: L. Miss. R.
    Owner: Was under Atlantic and Mississippi Steam Ship Company banner
    Captains: Has these masters; John A. Duble, Ben Taber, B. Rush Pegram 
    Comments: Made run N.O. - Donaldsonville 1865, Nov., 0/4/43

1. Name: RUTH (5th boat named RUTH)
    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.    Size: 136.5' X 24.5' X 4.4', 4 decks.
    Launched: 1893, Marietta, Oh. Knox Yard.
    Destroyed: 1918, Jan., Ohio River Damn 13, MeMechan, W. Va. lowt in ice. 
    Area: Ohio. R.
 		  1896, Jan.-Sept, Pittsburg-Charleston
    OwnerS: 1910, May 31 - 1918, Jan, Capts. Fred Hornbrook and Fred Kimpel
				and others.
    Captain(s): 1896,  Jan.-Sept, Ira B. Huntington
    Comments: 1897, July, was towboat for FRENCH's NEW SENSATION Showboat 
              The Tribune Telegraph,
              Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. July. 12 1897
            : Mentioned in this Article

1. Name: RUTH (5th boat named RUTH)
    Type: Steernwheel wooden hull packet. Single decker at start, later had
          cabin added
    Size: When built 136.5' X 24.5' X 4.4'
        : 1910, Pt. Pleasant, Lenghtened to 153' X 30' X 4.5
        : 1912 , there abouts, a texas deck was added.
    Power: 12's-5 ft., 2 boilers each 44" X 20 ft.
    Launched: 1893, Knox Yard, Marrietta, Oh.
    Destroyed: 1918, Jan., McMechan, W. Va., Ohio R. Dam #13, lost in ice.
    Area: 1893, Ironton, Oh, local trades.
          1896, Jan - Sept., Pittsburg - Charleston  
          1896, Oct. 21, Wheeling-Sisterville Trade
          1912, Evensville - Paducah trade
          1916, Pittsburgh-Parkersburg, later Pittsburgh-Charleston trade
    Owners: 1893, built for Bay Line
            1906, May 1, Capt. J. Mack Gamble became sole owner.
            1910, May 31, Sold to Capt. Fred Hornbrook, Capt. Fred Kimble,
                 Rose L. Williams and Harry Donnally, equal shares. 
    Captains: 1896, Jan-Sept., Ira B. Hunington
              1896, Oct, 21. master and pilot, Michael B. Davis 

1. Name: RUTH (7th boat named RUTH)
    Type: Steernwheel wooden hull packet. 
          1906, there abouts, a texas deck was added
    Size: 136.7' X 26.7' X 3.6', 141 tons.
        : 1910, Pt. Pleasant, Lenghtened to 153' X 30' X 4.5
        : 1912 , there abouts, a texas deck was added.
    Power: Cross Compound engines, 10" and 16"-6 ft., one boiler 
    Launched: 1904, Clarington  Oh.
    Destroyed: 1918,Columbia, S.C., wrecked
    Area: 1904, Sisterville-Wheeling
          1906, Apalachicola-Flint R. Bainbridge, Ga.-Apalachicola, Fl. 172 mi. 
          1913, Santee and Congaree Rs.
    Owner: 1904, built for Bay Line, Ironton Oh.
           1906, Callahan Line, Bainbridge, Ga.
           1913, Columbia Railway and Navigation Company of Columbia, S.C. 

    Captains: 1904-06, Oct, 21. master and pilot, Michael B. Davis 
    Comments;  Many details pictured in S&D Reflector, June 1969 issue

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