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Name: Mabrey, Edgar (Eddie) F. Source Boat(s): 1938 - 1939, SAINT PAUL/SENATOR, Pittsburgh excursion captain. :S. S. WASHINGTON, for The Streckfus Line. :ST PAUL/SENATOR :ADMIRAL :IDWILD/AVALON :CAPITOL Died: 1965 Comments: Was Port Captain in Paducah during 1937 flood. : Note from Ralph Mabrey 1. Name: Maddy, Edwin F. Area: *1884, Oct. CHESAPEAKE *1886, Sept., Carrollton, Ky. - Louisville. 1886, Oct. Capt. of MINNI BAY 1904, U. Miss and Ohio Rs. Boats: 1878, With brothers, had built the TELEPHONE 1883-86, Owner with others of CHESAPEAKE *1886, Sept, MINNIE BAY 1904, AVALON Comments: 1890, supervised the building of the CONGO Name: Maddy, W. A. Boats: 1881, HIBERNIA Comments: J.J. Maddy was his clerk on the HIBERNIA Name: Maddy, William F. Comments: From The Tribune Telegraph, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. Jan. 6 1897 Name: Maffatt, Francis A. Area: Upper White R., Ark. Boats: 1856, Jan. 6 - Nov. 22, owner of THOMAS P. RAY Comments: see Source Name: Magennis, James L.
Boats: * 1857, possibly capt on ROSE DOUGLASS 1. 1868, spring, master of ROB ROY Comments: 1. Name: Maikell, William Area: 1899, Sherveport-Garland City; 1901, Red R. Boat: 1899-1900, fall, Owner, RUBY; 1901, LILLY M. BARLOW Comments: from site visitor: B. Maikell Dave, Thank you so much for the information. I recently found realitives in New Orleans with the same last name (there are only 13 families by the name in th U.S.) We got together and compared pic's (We only had one of Capt. Maikell) They had the same pic. , same Great Grandfather, different marriages and they knew no more than we did. 1. Name: Malin, Ira N. See Area: Ohio R. Boat: 1864, HAVANA, 1867, HARRY JOHNSON Companies associated with: 1864-69, W.E. Gibson & Company Comments; nephew to Capt John W. Malin 1. Name: Malin, John W. See Born: 1818, Oct., Vevay, Switzerland County, Ind.. Father- Judge Joseph Malin of same, but from Charleston W. Va. Died: 1874, Sept. 9, Hot Springs (Ark.?) where he was seeking remedy for various afflictions. Boats: Jeanie Deans, John Drennan, HAMBURG, STATESMAN 1851, Mar. MARY STEPHENS, ROYAL ARCH 1865, WARSAW Companies Associated with: Star and Anchor Lines Name: Malloy, John Boat(s): 1856 - start of Civil War, PLANET
Name: Malone, B. J. Comments: From The Tribune Telegraph, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. Apr. 28 1897 Manchester, Stephen Died: 1840, Jan. 13, in LEXINGTON disaster Area: 1830 to 1840, Long Island Sound Boat: 1830, late -1840, Jan. 13 Pilot on LEXINGTON Name: Manthey, Joy Area: 1999, Galveston, Tex. Boat: 1999 COLONEL Name: Manthey, Troy Area: 1999, Galveston, Tex. Boat: 1999 COLONEL Name: Maratta, Daniel Webster "Slippery Dan" Boats: FONTANELLE, was his last boat before leaving river to oversee a company fleet from a desk. Years: 1850s, Started as cabin boy Comments: Worked for Coulson Line. 1. Name: Maratta, Frank Area: 1862, Jan., Pittsburgh-Cincinnati Boats: 1862, Jan., Capt. of LACON 1862, Part owner with J.H. Maratta (below) of EMMA 1863, had built with Capt. G.W. Cullen, the PRINCESS 1864, Mar. 3 sold PRINCESS to U.S Navy 1883, SCOTIA 1. Name: Maratta, J.H. Area: 1862, Jan., Pittsburgh-Cincinnati Boats: 1862, Jan., Part owner with Frank Maratta and Capt. of EMMA 1. Name: Marr, Don Area: 1888, Ohio R.; 1899, Mo. R. Boats: 1888, GRANITE STATE 1890, OHIO, formerly the CLIFTON; 1899, STATE OF KANSAS Companies associated with: 1888, Memphis and Cincinnati Packet Company Name: Marsh, Grant Prince Born: 1834 Died: 1916, Bismarck Boats: At one time piloted the RUBICON At one time MARCELLA (MARSELLA?); 1847 or so, Cabin boy on Allegheny R. on steamer DOVER 1856, was watchman on A. B. CHAMBERS during St. Louis Ice Gorge. 1857, fall, mate on HESPERIAN Served as mate on N.O. Packet JOHN J. ROE 1860: SILVER LAKE; 1860S?: Capt., NEZ PIERCE CHIEF 1866: LUELLA 1867: IDA STOCKDALE 1868: NILE 1869: The 1862 TEMPEST 1869, Oct. took NORTH ALABAMA upriver on supply run to various forts. 1869: NORTH ALABAMA 1870, KATE KEARNEY, St. Louis to lower Mo. R. towns 1870s: NORTH ECLIPSE 1871, NELLIE PECK on lower Mo. R. 1871, Nov, took SILVER LAKE to Ft. Buford and back down to near Ft.Thompson where she became frozen in ice. 1872, Made 2 trips with NELLIE PECK, Sioux City-Ft. Benton 1873: KEY WEST 1873-75: JOSEPHINE 1876: FAR WEST 1877, Took the new Coulson Line boat ROSE BUD St. Louis-Yellowstone R-Big Horn R. 1877: * BENTON 1878-80, 1878, Took command of Coulson Line's new boat F.Y. BATCHELOR at Pittsburgh and took her to Ft. Custer on Yellowstone R. Worked her for 3 seasons on U. Mo. R. and Yellowstone R. 1881: LIVINGSTON 1882, Purchased the W. J. BEHAN. Late Apr. that year he transported Sitting Bull and his remaining 171 followers from Fort Randall, where they had been detained after their return from Canada, up the river to Fort Yates. 1894: LITTLE EAGLE 1900-02: the 1899 KATE ADAMS At one time: DEER LODGE Comments: Possibly the greatest steamboatman ever. Drawn up the Mo. R. during the Montana gold boom. 1866, June 17, ended his first voyage as a captain, at 34 years of age, tied LUELLA up at Fort Benton. Was first to stay far past usual leaving time in Aug. until Sept. to bring down miners who wanted to stay that long. Left docks with $1,250,000 aboard, the most valuable shipment ever. 1868, took NILE up river during fall and was first to successfully winter a boat and return downriver in spring undamaged. 1869, aboard NORTH ALABAMA, risked another ice entrapment to deliver supplies to forts along U. Mo. R. Made it. 1871, joined other investors in forming the Colson Packet Line, whose major contractor was the military. 1873, was chosen by army to explore the Yellowstone R.. Joined with others to form the Coulson Line. Took Colson Packet Line packet KEY WEST 460 miles up river to mouth of Powder R. 1875. took JOSEPHINE 483 mi. up Yellowstone R.. Stopped June 7 just below "Hell Roaring Rapids" within 60 mi. of modern Yellowstone Nat. Park. No other steamer ever went that far. 1876, May 27, Owned and Captained Custer's support boat, FAR WEST. 1876, July 4 & 5, Brought Custer's survivors down the 700 mi. to Fort Abraham Lincoln in 54 hrs. Pulled into Ft. at 11 PM July 5 1876. In doing this, he set a time/distance speed never again equaled. Carried the peace commissioners up to meet with The sioux. 1890s,worked for Benton Transportation Line. 1894, LITTLE EAGLE, flipped and sank after twister. : In later years played a prominent roll in Yankton, S.D. ferry services. : Younger brother, M.L. Marsh : 4. Capt. Grant Marsh was ". . . a rather heavy-set, chunky individual." 1. Name: Marshall, Robert Melville Area: Osage R., Mo. Boats: HURLBURT 1879, sometime after, JOHN R. HUGO 1887-94, Capt. part owner, then full owner, FREDERICK Companies associated with: was an officer of, Osage and Missouri River Packet Company More on this captain Mentioned in this Article. Also see Name: Martin, Charles R. Boats: 1914: DEBUQUE Comments: 1914, Nov.: Approaching the Alton railway bridge, he dropped dead at the wheel of DEBUQUE. Was relieved by Capt. Jack Richtman. Name: Mason, J. C. Credit Boat(s): SULTANA Comments: Was SULTANA'S captain when she blew up Name: Mason, Henry, of Pittsburgh Boats: 1841, TIOGA See 1852, owner of PRAIRIE CITY with Capt. Mark Sterling and Evan Evans 1. Name: Mason, Sam Area: Ohio and Miss. Rs. Boats: 1846, the 1846 ST. CLOUD 1847, part owner of WILLIAM PENN 1848 or so, possibly owner and capt. of the 1844 BERTRAND 1848-50, Capt. TELEGRAPH No. 2 1853-5?7?, ?Owner? and master, 1853 FALLS CITY 1861, advertised as Capt. of 1857 COURIER, Wheeling-Cincinnati 1862-68, owner, ST PATRICK 1864, part owner of 1846 ST. JOSEPH 1865, Capt. of C.E. HILLMAN Companies Associated With: 1853, Wheeling Union Packet Line. Comments: Note from the WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, June 24, 1951 Name: Massie, John Tarleton See Name: Massie, William Rodney Born: November 5, 1831 in Near Berger, Franklin Co., Missouri. Married: 1855, May 15, to Fannie Keith, b. 1839, Newport, Kentucky Died: January 29, 1910, after contracting a cold in St. Louis. 79 yrs old. Buried, Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis Area: 1860, Mo. R Boats: 1848, (or 1846) Pilot on BERTRAND 1849, ROBERT CAMPBELL 1850 Pilot on SPREAD EAGLE 1854, Pilot on HONDURAS 1855, Pilot on NEW LUCY 1855, Apr. 10, Pilot on EL PASO when she hit snag and sank. 1856, Capt. of EDINBURGH 1857, Capt. of OMAHA 1858, pilot of MORNING STAR 1860, Sept. 3, Capt. or pilot of ASA WILGUS 1861, SPREAD EAGLE 1865, Master of TWILIGHT 1866-69, ANTELOPE At one time, ELK, MONTANA, CORA, Companies Associated With: Lightning Line , Coulson Line, Eagle Packet Company Comments: See more about this captain : This captain was playing cards with Wild Bill Hickock when the latter was shot to death. See : Also see this major Article about this captain on Steamboats.org. Name: Massingale, John E. Boats: 1880s, ?mid? purchased from Benton Transportation Co., JUDITH with Agustus W. Block
Name: Matingly, Joseph B. of Randolph Co. Ill. Comments: from site visitor: I am Ellen A. Hernandez, Seattle, WA Just found your site. Thank you for offering this service. Federal Census, Chester P. O., Randolph Co., ILL, enumerated 20 Aug 1860, is Jos. B. Matingly, age 57, male, Steamboat Captain, real estate 1500, personal estate 2000, born KY; Sarah, age 34, born Ark.; Fridinian, (probably should be Ferdinand), age 4, male, born MO; Jacob, age 2, male, born MO. Name: Mauck, Eli, of Cincinnati Comments: Mentioned in this Document Name: Mattingly, Eddie Area: 1999, Louisville Ky. Boat: 1999, BELLE OF LOUISVILLE Name: Mattox, Jim Boat(s) TWILIGHT 1993: Mate on SPIRIT OF PEORIA 1994-1998, May: SPIRIT OF PEORIA Present: Serves as part-time trip captain on SPIRIT OF PEORIA. Name: May, John, Beaver Pa. Died: 1865 Area: Ohio R. Boat: 1858-62, Dec., Master and 6/16ths owner of IDA MAY Name: Mayo, O.D. Born: Rindge, New Hampshire Died: 50 years later Area: Lake Michigan, then the Mississippi Boats: SOUTH SHORE and NORTHERN Companies Associated With: Illinois and Lake Michigan Canal company. Northern Line Packet Company Comments: Info on this captain came from his GGrandaughter, Dr. Judy Mayo See her note to me, here.
To captains whose last names start with Mc
Name: McCullough,, M.J. Area: 1864, New Orleans-Vicksburg, then up the Mo. R. Boats: 1864, June, LANCASTER No. 4 Name: Meanley, Tom Died: 1996, Memphis,Tenn. Area: Memphis, Tenn. Boats: 1955-96, MEMPHIS QUEEN II 1964-96, MEMPHIS SHOWBOAT 1967-??, BELLE CAROL Around 1970, Harbor tug CAPTAIN JAKE 1983-96, ISLAND QUEEN 1979-96, MEMPHIS QUEEN III, Companies associated with: Founder, Memphis Queen Line Name: Meaher, Burns Boats: 1881, Feb. W. B. SEAWELL Name: Medine, Anthony Gatien (Captain Tony) Born: 1859, December 31, Donaldsonville, Louisiana. Died: 1937, May 27, 1937 New Orleans. Area: Miss. R. Boats: 1880s, J. M. WHITE Comments: See his Obituary. : Was piloting the J. M. WHITE when she beat the ROBT. E. LEE's record from New Orleans to point below Vicksburg, Miss.. : His Obituary Name: Menke, Bill Boats: 1922-??, owner, showboat GOLDENROD 1. Name: Miller, Charles Area: 1855, Miss. R. 1880, Cincinnati - New Orleans Boats: 1855, EMPIRE; 1880, NEW MARY HOUSTON 1. Name: Miller, William B. Boats: 1865, Aug., Purchased IBEX and renamed her HARRY DEAN 1874, Spring, Master of the 1869 BEN FRANKLIN, Cincinnati-Memphis. 1878-1881, June, when he lost her at a U.S. Marshal's sale, GUIDING STAR Name: Milliken, Samuel Ramsey Area: 1832-59, Mississippi, Tennessee, Ohio and Cumberland Rs. Comments: brother Ulysses Milliken was also a pilot. : Built steamboats which plied the Mississippi, Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers." In 1859 Captain Milliken disposed of his three packet lines and moved to Texas. : This Info came from a query by Robert Combs 1. Name: Minick, Hiram Area: 1865-1866, Aug. 6, White R. Boat: 1865-1866, Aug. 6, pilot on GOVERNOR MORTON Companies Associated With: 1865-1866, Aug. 6, Indianapolis and White River Steamboat Company
1. Name: Mitchell, Alexander Beard *Died: 1861, Ft. Adams, MS, in accident Area: 1861, Dunlieth-St. Paul Boats: 1861, WAR EAGLE Comments: *Site visitor George Mitchell tells us this capt. ". . . operated a large number of barges on the Mississippi, from Cincinnati or Louisville to New Orleans. He was killed in an accident of some type at Ft. Adams, MS in 1861. He left a new wife and a one-year old son in New Madrid, MO." Name: Mitchell, John Beard Area: 1861, Dunlieth-St. Paul Boats: ?1861, WAR EAGLE? Comments: from site visitor George Mitchell "In the 1860's family tradition, as well as a Captain's certificate, say that my gggrandfather, John Beard Mitchell, was Captain of the boat "War Eagle," operating out of Louisville and Cincinnati." Name: Montgomery, Years: 1850's ? Position: Pilot of CRESCENT CITY, when Mark Twain was cub on her. Comments: When his last boat burned, he was the only person to die. Remained at wheel until ashore, then, afire himself, dove overboard. Hours later, he died. *Name: Montgomery, J.Ed. Boats: **1857, Dec. 13 - 1858, Jan. 22 (N.O. - St. Louis), Pilot of D. A. JANUARY 1. 1860, CITY of MEMPHIS *1862, Mar. 30, was pilot on the ALTON **Comments: Same dates, Sam Clemens was steersman for this pilot. *Source: Mark Twain Journal, Spring, 1990 Name: Moore Boat(s): 1849, April, NELSON Area: Ohio R. Comments: From The Daily Wheeling Gazette, April 2, 1849, p. 2 1. Name: Moore, Dan Boats, 1852, Part owner of 1852 WINCHESTER Comments: brother to Geo. Moore, below. Name: Moore, E. E. Boats: 1887, Nov. 2 & 1888, Feb. 22 was logged a master of BONANZA. 1. Name: Moore, George D. Area: Ohio and Mo. Rs. 1869, Pittsburgh-Cincinnati Boats: 1848, 1st master and part owner of JAMES NELSON 1851, capt. of 1851 WINCHESTER 1852, part owner, of 1852 WINCHESTER 1853, fall, with others, owner of FOREST CITY 1854, owner, 1854 ECLIPSE 1857, With others, built 1857 GLADIATOR 1862, 1st. owner of 1862 ECLIPSE 1862, Under U.S. service, PRIMA DONNA 1863, Capt. ALLEGHENY BELLE No. 4 1864, clerk, BAYARD. 1865, March, bought control of BAYARD and assumed command. 1868, Apr. 23, master, J. N. McCULLOUGH with Dan Moore (above), clerk 1869, capt. ARGOSY No. 3 1870, part Master and owner, MOLLIE MOORE 1878, part owner and Capt., 1878 ECLIPSE Comments: brother to Dan Moore, above. 1. Name: Moore, John T. Died: 1909, May, Wauban Plantation, la. Boats: 1865-66, June, sometime between, Master, IDA HANDY 1. Name: Moore, L.T. Area: 1858-60, Miss. and White Rs. Boats: 1858-60, DR. BUFFINGTON Owners Associated With: Buffington, A. J. Name: Moreau, Amable ( A French U. Miss. Pilot) Date: 1845 See Name: Morin, Ken Area, 1999, Pittsburgh Boat: 1999, MAJESTIC Name: Morledge, John Area: 1880, Cincinnati - New Orleans Boat: 1880, NEW MARY HOUSTON Name: Morris, Lewis (Lew) of New Richmound Boats: 1861-63, LANCASTER No. 4 1868, spring, clerk on the 1864 ROB ROY At one time, clerk on NORMAN 1871, clerk on ADA HEILMAN Associated with: 1861-64, David Gibson & Company Name: Muhleman, Charles One Source Died: 1912, Sept. At home in Hannibal, Mo. Boat(s): 1. 1864, in part, KATE CASSEL 1. 1866, WILD WAGONER 1877, ANDES 1879, DIURNAL Area: 1879, Ohio R., 3 trips weekly, Wheeling, W. Va. to St. mary's Comments: Notes from WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, June 24, 1951 : 1877, was Superintendent of Wheeling and Cincinnati Packet Line : This captain was raised below Clarington, Oh.. He was a bachelor all his life. Name: Mullen, Kevin Area: 1999, Louisville, Ky. Boat: 1999, BELLE OF LOUISVILLE Name: Mullin, Joshua Area: from Louisville, KY ,1850's-1867. Name: Munford Area: Miss. R. Comments: Source Name: Murphy, Orion Boat(s): post Civil War, JEWEL of the NATCHEZ Name: Murray, Geary W. Boat(s): 1891, last master of HELENA Comments: Was master when HELENA sank Name: Myers, Robert Franklin Married: cir. 1920, Willora Morris, 16 yrs. old when he was 35 yrs. old Area: 1920, Pittsburgh-New Orleans Boats: 1920, S.L. ELAM 1923, CAPE GIRARDEAU Comments: Source for this listing 1. Way's Packet Directory, 1848 - 1994 4. She Takes The Horns, by Fredrick Way, Jr.
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