From
The Tribune Telegraph, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio
Wednesday, July 28, 1897

Column 6

MARINE

The body of Mrs. Emma S. Fisher, who died in St. Louis, was brought to
Cincinnati and interred in Spring Grove, Tuesday. Mrs. Fisher was the
wife of Captain Mart Fisher, once a well-known river man.

The steamer Silver Wave was destroyed by fire at Higginsport, Ohio,
at 3 o'clock, Wednesday morning. The steamer was on the docks for repairs,
and the fire was caused by the explosion of a lamp. The Silver Wave was
63 tons capacity, and had been running between Augusta and Portsmouth.

The Benton, sunk at Sioux City, was 22 years old and belonged to
Captain Thomas B. Sims, of St. Louis. She was valued at $4,000.

Commodore Robert W. Wise is possessed of a blue book that is one of the
finest publications ever issued for the guidance and information of those
engaged in marine service. It is copiously illustrated with engravings and
colored lithographs, and contains the name of owner, place of building,
dimensions, tonnage, capacity and everything worth knowing about every lake,
ocean and river steamer afloat. The Commodore values his work very highly.

The Catlettsburg Democrat says: "A new coal and coke company, now being
organized by moneyed men of Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia,
will soon begin operations on the Waldron property, near Williamson,
considered the finest coal field in this section. The charter for the
company has been drafted by Attorneys Sampselle & Hoyte. The coal can
be shipped both by river and by rail."

The Dauntless was sold, by the United States Marshal, Saturday, to
Capt. John Ailes, for $3,000.

Captain Robert A. Cunningham, a former well-known steamboatman, now of
Dayton, Ohio, passed through the city yesterday on his way to visit his
old home in Middleport.

The Kentucky and Ohio Ferry Company, of Covington, was incorporated at
Frankfort, last Thursday. The incorporators are S. H. and B. G. Goodwin;
capital, $2,500.

The steamer Ruth, which is towing French's New Sensation, has just made
a successful tour of the Kanawha Valley and is on the way down the Ohio
river to exhibit at Southern towns.

The two model barges now being built at Cincinnati for the Interstate
Transportation Company will be rigged with all the necessary appliances so
that they can handle cotton with as much ease and as quick, as a steamboat.

The old Capitol ran from New Orleans to Memphis in [1858?] in 3 days and
one hour. That same year the Landis ran from New Orleans to Cincinnati in
7 days and 6 hours. As a general thing the boats of the 50s made better time
than has ever been made since.
[Louisville paper]

The Epworth League, of the Middleport M. E. Church, has chartered the elegant
Pomeroy and Cincinnati Packet [Co.], Bonanza, for Monday, August 9th, and
will run an excursion from the Bend to Huntington, for 50 cents the round
trip. The boat will lay at Huntington three hours. This will be the cheapest
and best excursion of the year and hundreds will avail themselves of this
opportunity to spend the day on one of the largest and most beautiful
packets on the river.
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Capt. H. C. Pownall, who has been steamboating between Louisville and New Orleans
this season, on the Beaver, resigned his position and came home, yesterday. He
says that steamboating on the Mississippi River is too hard in the summer.
The boat made six trips this summer to New Orleans. The Captain goes,
on business, to Pittsburg, today.  A bit more on Capt. Pownall

About 1,500,000 bushels of coal got out of Pittsburg on the present
rise.

Capt. Jack Leonard, who has been standing watch on the Hudson, has
taken his own berth as mate on the Queen City.

There is a well-defined rumor on the river front that the Magnificent
steamer Island Queen will discard her new condensers at the end of
the season, because they do not come up to the expectations of the owners
of the boat. It is claimed that the builders of the condensers
guaranteed to save the boat at least 25 per cent in fuel as well as to
make her speedier.  According to statements supposed to come from the
boat the Island Queen burnt a little more coal in one month this year
than she did during the corresponding time last year.
[Cincinnati Tribune.]

The United States snagboat E. A. Woodruff took out the two boilers which
were lost off the Vesper, when she turned over in the ice last winter, at
Gallipolis. The boilers were located a short distance below the ferry
landing, near shore. The Woodruff also removed several snags in the
bend below that city. Yet more on VESPER
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