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Name: COLONEL Type: Sternwheel excursion boat Size: 152', 730 passenger Launched: 1985, Escatawpa, Miss. Area: 1999, Galveston, Tex. Captains: 1999, Troy Manthey, Joy Manthey Comments: 1999, Attended Tall Stacks Celebration in Cincinnati. *Name: COL. A. MACKENZIE/DAVID TIPTON/URSIE BOYCE/ CITY of CAIRO (the 5th.) Type: Sidewheel snag-boat/1923, became excursion boat Size: 160' X 33' X 5' Launched: 1900, Jeffersonville, Ind. by Howard Yard Destroyed: ?1930s? Area: 1900, U. Miss. Miss. R. 1923, Memphis - White R. trade 192?4?, Missouri R. Owners: 1900 - 1920, U.S. Corp of Engineers 1920, Katz, Meyer and Kline, John F. 1923, late, Peel and Bachelor (?Related to?), both Memphis R.R. men 192?4?, under charter to Andrew J. Franz to tramp the Missouri R. 192?, Ralphe, F.X. of Hastings, Minn. Captains: 1900 - 1904, Sept. 22, Tipton, David 190?4? - 1920, Martin, Frank 192?4?, Master, Oakley Doolan; Capt.,Friemonth, Capt. Gerald H.; Comments: 1904, Renamed DAVID TIPTON in honor of that captain, who died at her wheel. 192?, Renamed URSIE BOYCE 1923, late, Renamed URSIE BOYCE 192?4?, Renamed CITY of CAIRO (the 5th one) 1924 or 5, tramped up to Jefferson City. One of the few side-wheel excurssion boats to ply the Missouri R. 192?, Sank while laid up at Alton Slouth 192?, F.X. Ralphe took her to Mound City for repairs where she again sank and was lost.
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Name: COLONEL CROSS 
    Launched: 1840"s? 
    Area: 1846, Rio Grande R. 
    Owner: U. S. Army or Capt. Mifflin Kenedy?  
           See comments. 
    Captain(s): King, Richard 
    Comments: Transported General Taylor's troops and supplies 
              The source below does Not make it clear whether the Army or 
              Captain Kenedy owned this boat. 
    Comments: Source Article 

1. Name: COLONEL CROSSMAN
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 200' X 38' X 6.'.
    Power: 24's-7 ft., 3 boilers, each 46" X 26'.
    Launched: 1857, Cincinnati, Oh.
    Destroyed: 1858, Feb. 2, New Madrid, Mo., exploded boilers.  14 lives lost. 
    Area: Louisville-New Orleans.
          *1857, Left St. Louis for a single trip up Mo. R. to St Joseph.
    Captain: Yore, first trip.
    Comments: Info below from Diary of E.F. Beadle.
               1857, Mar. 20, left St. Louis for Mo. R.
                     Mar. 23, Stopped 7 miles above Jefferson City to wood up.
                              Had collision with NEW LUCY, also wooding up,
                              damaging that boat's pilot house.
                     Mar. 28, arrived at St. Joseph, Mo.
                     July 16, arrived up to Omaha. 
              
Name: COL. GUSS LYNN
    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 132' X 25.7' X 2.8', 82 tons.
    Launched: 1959, California, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1860, Apr. several mi. below Sioux City, Iowa,
                     Henry Chattillion Bend, snagged and lost.
    Area: U. Miss. and Mo. Rs.
    Owner: C. P. Budd, St. Louis, Mo.
    Captain: Ben F. Beasley

Name: COLONEL HOOKER
    Type Sternwheel wooden hull snagboat/packet
    Area: 1881, Neches R. Tex. for one season as cotton packet
    Comments: Was an old  Calcasieu R. snag boat
            : See source Article

Name: COLONEL LOWELL 
    Type:  Confederate Cotto-clad  Size: 
    Launched: 1860s? 
    Destroyed: 1862?, June 6, rammed and sunk in battle 
    Area: Miss R.

1. Name: COL. MORGAN
    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 83 tons.
    Launched: 1853, Brownsville, Pa.
    Area: upper Miss. R.. Was a regular at St. Paul, 1855-58.
 
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1. Way's Packet Directory, 1848 - 1994

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