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From researchers Ken McCulloch and David Robertson -

Below are a few boats I ran across:
from: The Gadsden Times Newspaper, Gadsden, AL, Dated:

August 29, 1875-The steamer JOHN T. MOORE has been placed on the Alabama River.
The steamboat HUGH MARTIN exploded her boilers at Washington Landing, 40 miles above Chattanooga on Saturday last. Captain Jake Fritts was killed along with three others.

June 17, 1881-Captain S.C. Capehart, owner of the steamer ANDERSON, brought suit in the Circuit Court of Morgan County against the L&N Railroad Company. (Tennessee River)

October 7, 1881-Captain Henry McCormick, of the steamer CADDO BELLE, committed suicide on his boat, the 26th. ult. (Tennessee River)

October 14, 1881- Arthur Hall, of Guntersville, engineer on the steamer CHATTANOOGA, got his lower extremeties severly scalded by one of the safety valves opening. (Tennessee River)

November 16, 1883-The steamer ANDERSON, that was damaged in a storm on the Tennessee River a few weeks ago, has been repaired & is now making regular trips between Guntersville and Decatur.

November 25, 1881-Captain Shropshire, who abducted the steamer ALICE, plying on the Tombigbee last year, has been sentenced to 2 years in the penitentary.

February 27, 1885-The steamer SILVER STAR sank in the Stone River at Charleston, South Carolina on the 19th.

When I run across more, I will send them to you.
Ken

 

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