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           The #35 is U.S. military designation
    Type: Sternwheeler, U.S. tinclad Size: 212 tons 
    Launched: 1863, Cincinnati, Oh.
    Destroyed: 1867, May 9, Onawa Bend, Mo. R., near Decatur, Neb., lost.
    Area: 1865, Oct. was at Pittsburgh
    Owners: 1865, Oct. 3, sold to private parties 
    Comments: When taken over by U.S. forceS, renamed REINDEER #35 
            : 1865, Oct. 3, renamed MARINER 
    Launched: 1840s?
    Destroyed: 1846, near the mouth of the Lamine R. in Slaughterhouse
    Bend just upriver from Boonville, Mo.
    Area: Mo. R.
    Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage 
1. Name: RAINBOW
	Type: Sidewheel
	Launched: 1842

    Launched: 1846, early

3. Name: RAINBOW
    Launched: 1840s. late?
    Area: 1840s, late, Sacramento R., Calf.

1. Name: RAINBOW
	Type: Sidewheel
	Launched: 1854

1. Name: RAINBOW
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The Louisville Post, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
September 22, 1881
	Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 164' X 39' X 6'.
	Launched: 1879, Jeffersonville, Ind., by Howard Yard
	Destroyed: 1890, 1900, Sept. while laid up for low water 25 mi. below Memphis.

	Area: 1881, Sept. Owensboro, Evansville, Henderson
		  1889, Pittsburgh-Cincinnati trade.
	Owners: 1881, Sept. Louisville & Evansville & Henderson Mail Packet Company
			1889, Purchased by Capt. Chris G. Young, Portsmith, Oh., for $8,000.
			Later, White Collar Line bought half interest in her.
	Captains: 1880, Ed Crinder
			  1881, Sept. A.T. Gilmore
			  1884, J.K. Westfall
			  At one time, John. K. Webster	
	Area: 1886, White R.
	Owner: Capt William C. Shipp  and or The Ralph Transportation Company
	Comments: 1887-88 season, lenghtened and electric lights added.
			: Source
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Name: RALPH E. WARNER - originally the TOM HESS

    Type: Size: 115 ton
    Area: Miss R.
    Captain and pilots: Capt. ; 1825, cub, Sellers, Isaiah
	Size: 90' X 30', 44 tons.
	Launched, 1889
	Area: 1892, U. White R., Batesville-Buffalo City
	Captains: 1892, Will T. Warner with Captain Albert Cravens as pilot

    Comments: Matched GENERAL BROWNS record N.O. - Louisville 1837, 6/22/0
Launched: 1807
Area: Raritan R., Manhattan to New Brunswick
Owner: Hudson River Steamboat Company
Comments: Source

    Launched: 1840, Sharpsburg, Pa
    Area: Ohio R. out of Pittsburgh
    Owners: 1840, Jacob Smith, Jeremiah Butler, William Craig, S.H. Hartman,
                  and David O. Hopkins."
    Captains: 1840, Alex Short
    Source: The book The Allegheny River by Mrs S. Kussart, 1938.            
    Type: Towboat
    Comments: From The Tribune Telegraph,
              Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. Mar. 31 1897
Name: RED CLOUD  See Post Card

	Size: 120 tons
	Power: High pressure
	Launched: 1826, Cincinnati, Oh.

1. Name: RED RIVER

The James E. York Post Card Collection
Type: Sternwheeler, wooden hull, packet Size: 155' X 28' X 3.5' Launched: 1899, Jeffersonville, Ind., by Howard Yard Destroyed: 1907. Feb., Sank Area: 1899 - 1904, Miss.R.; 1904 or 5, Cumberland R. Owner: 1899, Red River Packet Company 1905, Cumberland River Packet Company Captains: 1903, Carter, H.M. Comments: 1903 or so, Alexandria, La., sank from overloading. Raised. 1. Name: RED ROVER Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 256' X 40.9' X 7.5', 625 tons. Power: 28's- 8 ft., 5 boilers. Launched: 1857, Louisville, Ky. Area: At first, Nashville-New Orleans 1861, Columbas, Ky., then at Island 10. 1863, was at Battle of Vicksburg Owners: 1861, Nov. 7, acquired by the Confederacy 1861, taken by Union forces (see below) 1865, Nov. 29, Mound City, purchased at public auction by A.M. Carpenter for $4,500. Captains: 1860, W. Strong Sometime During Civil War, Joseph Beauchamp Comments: 1861, hit by union cannon. Dammaged and tied to Tenn. shore. Later taken by union boats to Cairo and repaired and taken to St. Louis and fitted out as hospital boat. Took survivors of MOUND CITY attack to Memphis where Sisters of the Holy Cross offered to serve aboard. These women became the forerunners of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corp. Name: RED STONE Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size: 173 tons Launched: 1854, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1854, Apr. 12, snagged and lost. Comments: Mentioned in this Article Name: RED WING Type: Sidewheel Size: Launched: 1840s? Destroyed: 1848. May 17, Fire at St. Louis docks. Area: Miss. R. Name: RED WING
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The James E. York Post Card Collection
Type: Sidewheel, sooden hull packet Size: 245' X 35' X 6.' Power: Engines, 20's- 7ft. Four boilers Wheels, 28' 2", 11' buckets Area: St. Louis-St. Paul Launched: 1870, Brownsville, hull/Pittsburgh, completed Destroyed: c. 1882 dismantled Owners: Keokuk Northern Line Captains: W.P. Hight
Name: REES LEE  See Post Card
    Launched: 1906


    Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet Size:407 tons 
    Launched: 1851, New Albany, Ind. 
    Destroyed: 1867, Nov. 12, Wood River, Ill., Snagged and lost. 
    Area: 1851, Louisville-New Orleans
    Captain and pilots: Capt. 
    Comments: 1854, Mar 13, Cannelton, Ind., flue collapsed, 38 lost lives,
           Next morning the EUROPA landed her
           and the MAGNOLIA towed the wreck to Hawesville where the
           victins were given a mass burial. A tombstone marks the site
           pictured in the S & D Reflector, Sept. 1966, Pg 29.
           The hulk was refloated and rebuilt. 
           Made run N.O. - Cairo 1852, 3/4/4
1. Name: REINDEER (the 2nd one)
    Type: Sidewheele, wooden hull packet Size: 360 tons 
    Launched: 1860, MArietta, Oh.
    Comments: 1861, went Mobile Ala. and passed to Confederate registry.
1. Name: REINDEER #35 (the 3rd REINDEER), originally the RACHAEL MILLER
         The #35 is U.S. military designation
    Launched: 1863, Cincinnati, Oh.
1. Name: REINDEER (the 4th one)/PERI/MARIETTA,
    Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet Size: 155 tons 
    Launched: 1863, Cincinnati, Oh 
    Owner: 1865, Oct. 3, sold to private owners.
    Comments: Became Tinclad #57, the PERI in war service.
              1865, Oct. 3, renamed MARIETTA 
1. Name: REINDEER (the 5th one)
    Type: Sidewheeler, wooden hull packet. Size: 267 tons
    Launched: 1865, Cincinnati. Oh.
    Destroyed: 1874, off the lists
    Area: went to Mobile Ala.
1. Name: REINDEER (the 6th one)
    Type: ?, wooden hull packet. Size: 103' X 19' X 3'
    Launched: 1878, Terre Haute, Ind. or Eveansville, Ind.
    Destroyed: 1886, still on lists.
    Area: Probably on Wabash R. 
1. Name: REINDEER (the 7th one)/ILLINOIS (the 6th one)
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The James E. York Post Card Collection
    Type: Sternwheeler, wooden hull packet
    Size: As REINDEER, 125' X 23' X 3.3'; as ILLINOIS, 139' x 26.6' x 4,8'
          As ILLINOIS, 139' x 26.6' x 4.8'            
    Power: The same under both names. 12's-6 ft., 2 boilers,
    Launched: 1888, Dubuque, Iowa
    Destroyed: 1930, Sept. 30, mouth of Wood River, Alton, Ill., Burned.            
    Area: 1897, Dubuque-Clinton, Iowa, tri-weekly.
    Owners: 1901-13: Illinois Fish Commission
            1913-?25?, Alton Div. of Naval reserves
            1925-29, The new St. Louis & Calhoun Packet Company
            1929-30, Sept 30, Phillips Bros.
    Captains: 1897, Moore, W.M.
    Comments: 1894, Coon Slough, snagged, possibly by the wreckage of the
                LADY FRANKLIN and NOMINEE.  Raised.
              1901: condemmed and rebuilt at Quincy, Ill. Renamed ILLINOIS
            : Rumor has it that when she burned, there was a moonshine still
              aboard and she had been cut loose to avoid boarding by Federal
           Area: 1897: Was using Booth's "Old Reliable" warf boat in Wheeling, W. Va
           Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA,
           WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, June 24, 1951
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           Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 129.3' X 26' X 5.', 156 tons.
           Launched: 1845, Cincinnati, Oh.
           Destroyed: 1854, off the lists.
           Area: Went to New Orleans
           1847, went to Galveston, Tx.
           *1848, Mar. 29, went Galveston to Huston, Tex. 
           Owners: 1845, In part by Capt William Moore
           1847, sold to S.W. Tichenor, Galveston.
           Captains: 1845-47, William Moore
           Comments: *From Journal of Paul Haralson, March, 1848.

    Launched: 1885

Name: RELIANCE    See Post Card
    Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet
    Launched ??
           Launched: 1848, Irontown, Oh.
           Area: 1840s, in Dresden, Oh. trade
           Owners: in part, Capt Robert Hazelett
           Captains: Thompson
           Comments: Mentioned in this Article
           Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 203 tons.
           Launched: 1857, Cincinnati, Oh.
           Destroyed: 1859, Apr. 10, Ark. R. between Van Buren and Ft. Smith, Ark.
           Snagged and lost.
           Comments: *Lost race with KEY CITY
           *Jones Worden's Steamboats and Steamboating Career by Frederick J. Worden
           Type: Sternwheel Packet Size: 134' X 29' X 5.5', 250 hp.
           Launched: 1883, Turner Yard, Benicia, Calif.
           Destroyed: 1914, Mar. 24, in night, Petaluma warf, burned and cast
           free to save warf.
           Area: 1908, Petaluma Creek, Calif.
           San Francisco on Petaluma Creek to Petaluma Calf..
           Owner: 1884 - 1911, Petaluma Transportation Company 
           1911 - Petaluma and Santa Rosa R.R.
           Comments: 1911, renamed PETALUMA
           machinery was salvaged and used on the second PETALUMA
           Source: Western Railroader
1. Name: RETURN
           Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 152' X 28' X 5.5', 220 tons.
           Launched: 1852, California, Pa.
           Destroyed: 1859, July 27, DeValls Bluff, Ark., lost.
           Area: 1852, Upper Ohio trades.
           Owners: 1852, Capt. William Stoops and others
           Later, Capt. J.R. Jones
           Possibly at one time, Edward James Hulings and his brother 
           Captains: 1852, William Stoops
           Later, J.R. Jones
1. Name: REVENUE
           Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 143' X 22' X 4.9', 236 tons.
           Launched: 1844, Pittsburgh, Pa.
           Destroyed: 1847, May 24, Ill. R. near Peoria, burned.
           Area: Tramp trades to Ark. R.
           	     1845, was up Wabash R.
                 cir. 1846, Ohio R. 
           Owner: * Capt. A. Bartlett
           Captains: 1844, when new, Master, Captain A. Bennett of Wheeling, W. Va.
           Comments: Mentioned in this Article as possibly having the first
           		steam whistle on the Ohio R.. Way's Packet Directory says this
           		whistle was installed by engineer, J.S. Neal, the first whistle
           		heard on Western Waters. 
           	: *The article above names the owner as A. Bartlett of Wheeling, W. Va.
           Way's Packet Directory says the first master was Capt. A. Bennett.
           Take your pick.
           Area: Arkansas R.
           Launched: 1870s
           Area: Rhode Island Sound
           Owner: Stonington Line
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