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Name: A. B. CHAMBERS
    Type:
    Size:
    Launched:
    Destroyed:
    Area:
    Owner:
    Captain and pilots: Capt.
    Comments: 1856, late Feb, Torn from docks and swept downstream in
ice flow during Great Ice Gorge at St. Louis.  Don't know if destroyed
by this. Marsh, Grant was watchman aboard her.

Name: A. B. CHAMBERS NO. 2
     Destroyed: 1860, Snagged above Mo. R. mouth.
    Area: Mo. R.; Miss. R.
    Captain and pilots: 1859, Marsh, Grant
    Comments:  1859, Marsh was Capt. and 2nd Pilot, Clemens, Samuel was
                    at wheel when they were nearly done in by an ice flow
                    near Commerce Missouri.  Marsh yelled from a lead boat
                    for Clemens to back down.  Clements quietly said, "No.
                    Go ahead as fast as you can."   Clements was right.
               1860, Bowman

1. Name: A. C. GODDIN
    Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet   Size: 351 tons
    Launched: 1856, Madison, Ind.
    Destroyed: 1857, Apr. 20, Mo. R., Lower Bonhomme Island
               (mile 41.3-37.6), snagged and lost 
    Area: Mo. R.
    Captains: 1856, Ives, Jackson (?Ivers?, Jackson); 1857, LaBarge, John
    Comments: From Diary of E.F. Beadle: 1857, Tuesday, May 19, was in Omaha.

1. Name: A.C. JAYNES
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull ferry boat
    Size: 125' x 30' x 4.3'
    Power: Compound Engines, 12's, 48's- 4 ft.  One boiler, coal burning.
    Launched: 1925, Grafton, Ill. by Midwest Boat & Barge Co.
    Destroyed: 1960, May, Burned
    Area: At first, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
          Later went to Greenville, Miss., until bridges were built.
          Later still was at Helena Ark. 
    Owners: At Helena, Ark., Capt. A. C. Johnson and operated by Charles Halbert
    Comments: Carried 24 autos.

Name: A.L. SHOTWELL/ECLIPSE
         Made run N.O. - Donaldsville 1852, 0/5/42
         Made run N.O. - Natchez 1853, 0/19/49

Name: A. M. PHILLIPS
      Launched: 1836: by Phillips Yard, Wheeling W. Va.
    Area: Ohio. R.
    Owner: Phillips Boat Yard
      Comments: One of the fastest of her time.
    Comments:Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA,
              WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER,  June 24, 1951

Great American Products


Name: A. T. LACY
    Launched: 1850s
    Comments: Clemens, Samuel cubbed here after PENNSYLVANIA

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1. Source: Way's Packet Directory, 1848 - 1994
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