Name: Pacific Fur Co. Area: Owner(s): Astor Name: Pacific Railroad Packet Line (Lightning Line) Owners: largely owned by Madison and Indianapolis R.R. Boats: 1854, purchased ALVIN ADAMS *1860? - ANTELOPE Boats associated with: 1856, CATARACT Captains associated with: 1856, E.W. Gould, William Rodney Massie Comments: Mentioned in the Diary of E.F. Beadle. Name: Parkersburg & Ohio River Transportation Company Principals: Capts. William and Charles List 1879, Capt E.P. Chancellor, Pres. and J.N. Williamson, Superintendent Boats: 1873, Apr. purchased the CHESAPEAKE 1875, built the HUDSON 1876, W.P. THOMPSON *1884,REGULAR Capts. Associated with: 1873, Capt. Edmund B. Cooper Comments: * 1884, Oct., passed into United States Marshal's hands Name: Parminter, W.W. Area: Cumberland R. Boats: 1885, clerk on H.K. BEDFORD 1894, owned with W.T. Carroll and Capt. Alex Kendall, the THOMAS PARKER Comments: was principal in the Cumberland River Steamboat Company (The New Ryman Line) *Name: Parson & Stone Area: Headquartered, Parkersburg, Wood County W. Va Boats: *1884, Nov. JIM MONTGOMERY 1. Name: Paul, James Area: 1870, Louisville-Evansville 1871, Nov. Made run Louisville-Cairo 1874-77, Cincinnati-New Orleans trade Boats: 1870-71, early, MOLLIE GRATZ 1871, June-?, MARY MILLER 1874 or 5, 1877 Apr., Owner and Master, ROBT. MITCHELL, 1. Name: Payne, Capt. James A. 1802-80. Originally from Red House W.Va. Area: Cincinnati-Louisville, and Kanawha R. 1853 and for two years, California Delta area. Boats: 1844-45, had the LAUREL built. 1845-48, Jan. 9, Owned with others, BLUE RIDGE 1845-50, Owned the ARK Comments: See Biographical Sketch
Name: Peck Line See Northwest Transportation Company Name: Pell, Capt. Charles, of Paducha Boat: 1853-55, HUNTSVILLE, with Charles W. Harrison and others. Name: Pell, James, of Paducha Boat: 1845-54, HUNTSVILLE, with Charles W. Harrison and others. Name: People's Line Area: Alabama River Officers(s): 1865, when formed, headed by Capt. Jessie K. Bell 1892, Oct. Gen. Mgr., T.H. Moore Boats: 1865-66, Nov., WILD WAGONER 1878, purchased JOHN S. BRANSFORD 1894, TINSIE MOORE, possibly HATTIE B. MOORE 1962, ST. JOHN; Comments: formed to compete with U.S. Mail Line between Cincinnati and Louisville 1. Name: Peppers, Capt. Ed Boat: 1911, July-1912, LIBERTY (the 3rd one) Companies associated with, Bay Steamship Company Name: Petaluma and Santa Rosa Rail Road Area: San Francisco Bay and Petaluma Creek to Petaluma Calif. Boats: 1911-1914, Mar. 22 when she burned, PETALUMA #1 1914, when new - 1950 when sold, PETALUMA #2 GOLD #1, GOLD #2 Name: Petaluma Transportation Compamy Area: Petaluma Creek, off San Francisco Bay Boat: ?1908?-11 when sold, RESOLUTE Name: Phillips Boat Yard Area: Wheeling, West Virginia Boats: A. M. PHILLIPS Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA, WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, June 24, 1951 Name: Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Packet Line Principals: 1853, Capt. John Klinefelter, Clark and Thaw, Capt. M. W. Beltzhoover, Hays and Black, R. S. Hays, Albert Clbertson and William Bingham. Boats: 1847, BRILLIANT, the 1850 CINCINNATI, 1851 PITTSBURGH : 1849, MESSENGER No. 2 1850, 4. 1850 BUCKEYE STATE, NEW ENGLAND NO. 2 : 1853, ALLEGHENY others, KEYSTONE STATE, CRYSTAL PALACE, Area: Ohio R. Captains Associated With: 4. 1850, Samuel J. Reno of 1850 BUCKEYE STATE. 1850, Mar - , Samuel Dean 1850 - William J. Kountz of the 1850 CINCINNATI Later, John Birmingham of 1850 CINCINNATI Later yet, Hiram Kountz of same. Others: M.W. Beltzhoover of the BUCKEYE STATE D.H. Stone of the KEYSTONE STATE George C. McLain of the ALLEGHENY William J. Kountz of the CRYSTAL PALACE Redmund J. Grace of the BRILLIANT Hugh Campbell of the PITTSBURGH John Klinefelter of the MESSINGER No.2 Comments: From TheWheeling Register, Monday, March 31, 1879 1. Pittsburgh & Cincinnati Packet Line Formed: 1878, Nov. Principals: Capt. J.T. Stockdale, Mgr. at Pittsburgh, J.N. Williamson Mgr. at Cincinnati. 1889, Capt. J. Frank Ellison became superintendent at Cincinnati Area: Pittsburgh - Cincinnati. Boats: When formed, GRANITE STATE, BUCKEYE STATE, W.P. THOMPSON, KATIE STOCKDALE, and the EMMA GRAHAM. : 1889, HUDSON : 1895 or so, purchased C.W. BACHELOR : 1897, QUEEN CITY, VIRGINIA,
Name: Pittsburgh & St. Louis Packet Company Boats: 1879, CLIFTON 1. Name: Pittsburgh, Wheeling & Cincinnati Packet Company Principals: 1924, Capt. Fred Hornbrook and Fred Hoyt had parts they sold in early 1927 To William S. Pollock and Capt. Fred Way. Boats: 1924, purchased the GENERAL WOOD from the folding Liberty Packet Company 1. Name: Poe, Adam Area: 1852, Ohio R. Boat(s): 1845-46 Part owner of 1st FINANCIER 1848 or so, part owner of CINDERELLA; 1850 Part owner of 2nd FINANCIER 1852, part owner of ROYAL ARCH 1854, part owner, of ELLA 1857, part owner of BELFAST 1857-61, with his 3 brothers, part owner of NEPTUNE 1875, part owner BIG FOOT Name: Pomeroy Packet Company Area: Maysville-Cincinnati trade Boats: 1886, chartered the BENTON McMILLAN Credit: This entry is in whole from this Article 1. Name: Pope, Ben S. Area: 1907, U. Miss. R. Boats: owned equal part of AVALON with Capt William E. Roe and Capt. Martin F. Noll Name: Porter, Capt. John Boats: 1871-87, BIRDIE BRENT; 1887-1909, JOSEPH L. STEPHENS; 1909, DORTHY Area: Boonville, Mo. on Mo. R. Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly. Name: Portsmouth & Big Sandy Packet Company Boats: 1870, acquired MOUNTAIN BELLE Name: Portsmouth & Pomeroy Packet Company Formed: 1876, by Capt. John McAllister's widow and the Bay Line combining their interests. Boats: 1876, FANNIE DUGAN Name: Powers Packet Line Area: From: To; Owner(s) Powers, Capt. Thomas C. Boats: 1880s?, HELENA Comments: Name: Power Line (Sioux City and Northern Packet Company also known as the Benton Line)
Boats: Area: Out of Bismarck, Mont. Owners: Officers: 1890's, President of line, Capt. Thomas C. Powers Comments: from, The Tribune Telegraph, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio Name: Powers and Raker Line Boat(s): Captain(s): James McGarry, John Christie Barr, Andy Johnson Area: Miss. R. Name: Prince, Capt, William (Billy) Boats: 1870, IRON VALLEY Area: Ohio R. Comments: Notes from WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, June 24, 1951 1. Way's Packet Directory, 1848 - 1994 4. She Takes The Horns, by Fredrick Way, Jr.
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