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1. Name: Gabbert, W. H. Area: 1854, St. Paul, Minn.; 1857, Pittsburgh-St. Louis; 1858, Dunleith - St. Paul Boats: 1854, ALHAMBRA 1857, GRANITE STATE 1858, WAR EAGLE Owners Associated With: 1854-57 Minnesota Packet Company 1. Name: Ralph Emmerson Gaches Boats: Owner/Capt. of GRAND FLOATING PALACE Showboat NEW GRAND FLOATING PALACE Showboat 1901, Master of the SPEEDWELL 1911, purchased the DICK FOWLER 191?, purchased the R. DUNBAR. 1914, sold her. 1913-17, Dec. 8, ECLIPSE 1921, purchased the W.W. Name: Gallagher, Thomas M. Born: Louisville, Ky. Area: Cumberland R. Boats: Early on, was 2nd clerk on the ELLA HUGHES Later became 1st clerk on Ryman's B.S. RHEA 1880s, J.H. HILLMAN, capt. and part owner with Capt. Ryman Comments: 1862, Feb. 23, this captain's father, Charles Gallagher, set fire to the JAMES WOOD to avoid its capture by union forces. : Eventually this captain became traffic Manager of the Ryman Line. : Mentioned *Name: Galligan, Albert Manwarren, 8/14/1887 - 2/13/1973 Area: Pugeot Sound area, Washington State Boats: Black Prince, Ora Elwell Comments: The only sternwheel Capt. to obtain deep water rating for travel outside the Puget sound area. : *Info on this captain and the boats are from site visitor Gary Greer Name: Gamble, J. Mack Boat(s): 1882 - ? clerk on the COURIER * 1884, with others (see below) purchased REGULAR DIURNAL and COURIER 1885-86, winter, master of 2nd COURIER 1892, Master of SUNSHINE. 1897, Mar, WILL J. CUMMINS 1897, June, W R. CUMMINGS 1906, May 1 - 1910, May 31, owner and Capt. of the 5th RUTH Area: Ohio R. Comments: 1884. Nov., in partnership with Mr. Schmulbach, Frank Booth and Capt. Tom Prince a company was formd to purchase the above boats. : From The Tribune Telegraph, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. Mar. 31 1897 Name: Gaspardo, Gus Area: 1999, Minneapolis excursion cruises; Tall Stacks at Cincinnati, Oh. Boat: ANSON NORTHRUP Name: Gatts, James H. Boats: 1883, Master of PRINCE, Wheeling-Clarington *1884, Dec. 4, sold his 1/3 interest in the TELEGRAM to Capt. J.K. Booth Comments: Mentioned in this Article : Brother to Theodore Gatts Name: Gerdes, Conrad Area: 1999, Aurora, Ind. Boat: 1999, DOTTIE G. Name: Gibbons, Thomas Boats: 1820s?, Owner of BELLONA ATLANTA Name: Giesler, Joseph F. Born: Peoria, Ill., on March 22, 1860 Died: Souix City, Iowa, April 19, 1942, at age 82. Wife: 1894, Married Grace. Boats: 1880- 1900, Boats on which he worked starting from youth as roustabout through being a captain. NELLIE PECK, BENTON, HELENA, ROSEEBUD, PENINAH 1900-24, owner and captain, through 1920, of Yankton, S. Dakota ferry boat JOSIE L.K. Cir. 1920-24, with Yankton, S. Dakota chamber of Commerce, owner and captain of the ferry B.A. DOUGLASS Comments: Prior to the JOSIE K.L. this captain captained several government snagboats : Most of above from this Article contributed by Mark Frazier Name: Gilchrist, J.M., of Jacksonport, Ark. Area: 1858-59, Upper White R. Boats: 1858, Owner of MONONGAHELA BELLE 1859, Capt. of INTERCHANGE Comments: see Article Name: Gillingham, Rick Area: 1999, Nashville, tenn. Boat: 1999, MUSIC CITY QUEEN Name: Gilmer, Charles Area: Memphis Tenn. Companies associated with: 198?-Present, Memphis Queen Line Comments: Brother to Capt. James Gilmer, below. Name: Gilmer, James L. Area: Memphis Tenn. Boat: 199?- Present (1999), ISLAND QUEEN Companies associated with: 198?-Present, Memphis Queen Line Comments: With MQL for 16 yrs, starting as deck hand and working his way up to Capt. of ISLAND QUEEN Name: Gilmore, A.T. Area: September 3, 1872, Louisville, Evansville and Henderson run Boat(s): September 3, 1872, GREY EAGLE Comments: Information in this listing from a passenger named Davison's ticket for boarding the GREY EAGLE. 1. Name: Gleim, E.H. Area: 1853, Davenport-Galena-Dubuque Boats: 1853, MONTAUK; 1854, ROYAL ARCH Companies associated with: Galena & Minnesota Packet Company Name: Glime, Benjamin, V. of the town of Kansas (later to become Kansas City. Mo.) Born: 1827, PA Died: 1859, Apr. 26 after explosion of ST. NICHOLAS in which he was badly scalded. Boats: 1858 or so, master of VICTORIA 1859, purchased with Capt. Ambrose Reeder the ST. NICHOLAS Comments: See account of The ST. NICHOLAS Disaster 1 Name: Gore, Patrick Boats: 1857-?64, June 1? D.A. JANUARY
1. Name: Gormley Area: 1851, Pittsburgh - St. Louis Boat: STATESMAN 1. Name: Graham, John, Shreveport, La. Area: 1842, Red R. Boats: *1842, CADDO 1856-58?, WHITE CLIFF Comments: *This information submitted by site visitor M. Bynum who would like information on Capt. Graham. Name: Gracey, William Area: Cumberland R. Boats: 1864, clerk for T.G. Ryman on the 1863 ALPHA 1881, Master of J.P. DROUILLARD for Ryman Line Comments: Mentioned Here Name: Gramer, John Comments: a retired steamboat pilot mentioned in this Article 1. Name: Grasty, Jim Area: 1898 - 1900, L. Miss. R., St. Louis - New Orleans Boats: 1898 - 1900, Pilot on HILL CITY Owners Associated With: Capt. Thomas B. Sims 1. Name: Gray, Richard C., Pittsburgh, Pa. Area: U. Miss. R. Boat(s): In 1857, This captain was one of the founders and part owner of the Northern Line Packet Company (Gray's Iron Line). As his name comes up in association with that company's boats it is difficult to determine which boats he was actually the master of. Below is a list of boats whith which he was associated. 1846, ALLEGHENY 1847-50, Principal owner and Capt. of PENNSYLVANIA 1849, MINNESOTA, supervised building of. 1850-55, Principal owner and captain of PAUL ANDERSON 1853, Owned 1/4 of ALTOONA 1855, Master and part owner with William H. Forcythe and Samuel G. Young of SAM YOUNG 1857, DENMARK 1858, CANADA, one of 1st boats in Northern Line Packet Co. 1860, Directed building of SUCKER STATE and HAWK-EYE STATE. Was master of HAWH-EYE STATE in '61 1863, First master of DAVENPORT. Supervised building of MUSCATINE 1864, Superintended building of BURLINGTON 1865, Purchased with Capt. Dan Able and others the GLEANER, Ran Memphis to Ark. R. 1867, supervised building of DUBUQUE 1870, supervised building of LAKE SUPERIOR Made trip on RESERVE this year, Pittsburgh-Nashville. Companies associated with: 1857-7?, Northern Line Packet Company Comments: Mentioned in this Article : Was a principal in organizing the Northern Line Packet Co. : R.C. GRAY was named after this captain. : Mentioned once in Way's Packet Directory as having operated Gray's Iron Line. This is the only mention I have found of this company. I have no basis for this thought, but might Gray's Iron Line have been a synonym for the Nothern Line Packet Co.? 1. Name: Greathouse, W.R. Area: 1868, New Orleans-Bayou Sara Boats: 1863, part owner, FAWN 1868, Capt., NINA SIMMES 1869, part owner and Capt. ST JOHN 1873, owner, B.L. HODGE No. 2/SOUTHERN BELLE Name: Green Area: 1857, U. Miss. R. Boat(s): WM. L. EWING Companies Associated with: Northern Line Packet Company Comments: Mentioned in this Article Name: Greene, Chris Area: 1919-22, Nov. 4 Cincinnati-Huntington Boats: 1919-22, Nov. 4, CHRIS GREENE Companies associated with: Greene Line Steamers, Inc. Comments: Son of Captain Gordon C. Green, below Name: Greene, Gordon C. Area: Ohio R. Boats: 1890, H.K. BEDFORD 1893, ARGAND 1898-1925, GREENWOOD; 1902, Purchased the T.D. DALE for her machinery, to go to EVERGREEN 1903, had built the GREENLAND 1915-1922, CHRIS GREEN 1925-47, CHRIS GREENE (the 2nd one) 1935- GORDON C. GREENE See Greene Line Steamers for complete listing of this captain's boats. Comments: Founder and President, Greene Line Steamers, Inc.
Name: Green, John Boats: 1822 and 23, had built with Oliver Dodge of RUFUS PUTNAM Name: Greene, Mary B Position: Pilot on Green Line Steamers Boats: 1897, H.K. BEDFORD 1898-1925, GREENWOOD; 1925, Possibly, CHRIS GREENE Comments: With husband, Gordon C. Greene owner of Greene Line Steamers. She was one of nation's first woman pilots. : 1949, at 75 years of age, died aboard the DELTA QUEEN : see Interview with Capt. Mary Greene Name: Greene, Shepherd (Shep) Area: Cumberland R. Boats: 1897, master of the 1897 TENNESSEE in Nashville-Evensville trade 1897, Dec. when she burned, master of the W.K. PHILLIPS 1902, fall, pruchased the HENRIETTA cir. 1910, master of the 1910 NASHVILLE Associated with: the Parminters of Nashville : The Ryman Line Comments: Mentioned Here Name: Greene, Tom R. pres. Greene Line Steamers, Inc. Born: 1904, Feb. 3, Pt. Pleasant, W. Va., aboard the GREENLAND while boat was laid for winter. Died: 1950, July 10 Comments: Mentioned Here 1. Name: Greenough, John Boats: 1867-70, Capt. of MARY McDONALD Name: Greer James A. Boats: 1863, possibly the JAMES BATTLE Name: Gregory, William F. Boats: 1861, pilot on MOSES McLELLAN Comments: was brother-in-law to Capt John F. Rust. Name: Greives, Alexander Boats: 1997 - present: SPIRIT OF PEORIA Area: Ill. R, around Peoria Ill. Employers: 1997 - present: Owner, with his father, Lowell "Bud" Grieves of G & G Packet Co.. Comments: 1997: Received Captains Licence. Name: Griffith Area: U, Miss. R. Boat(s): 1857, PEMBINIA Companies associated with: 1857, Northern Line Packet Company Comments: Mentioned in this Article *Name: Grimes, Abasolm Born: 1834, Aug. 22, near Anchorage, Jefferson County, Kentucky, fourteen miles from Louisville. Area: Miss. R., St. Louis-Dubuque, later Lower Miss. Boats: 1850, Fall, with father (below)to learn piloting, UNCLE TOBY 1861, SUNSHINE 1861, Pilot, WISCONSIN Comments: *From his Civil War Autobiography, Abasolm Grimes, Confederate Mail Runner *Name: Grimes, William Leander Area: 1830s, late? U. Miss. R., St. Louis-Dubuque Boat: 1830s, late?, WILLIAM WALLACE Comments: *from Abasolm Grimes, Confederate Mail Runner, The Yale University Press, 1926, intro by M. M. Quaife, Burton Historical Collection, Detroit, August 1, 1926. Name: Goodwin, Ben Boat(s): 1864?, BERTRAND 1. Name: Gunsollis, James Boats: 1867, owner in part of MARY McDONALD 1. Name: Guss of Trinity, La. Area: 1900, fall, Black R., running seed for Baton Rouge oil mill. Boat: 1900, fall, RUBY Name: Gunter, R.C.
Boats: 1886, master of the R.C. GUNTER Comments: This captain headed up the Chattanooga & Decatur Packet Company 1 Way's Packet Directory, 1848 - 1994
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