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  *Name: CONDOR
	Launched: 1880's, early    
    Area: Miss and Ohio Rs.
    Captains: 1881, pilots F.M. Heritage and David Darst

Name: CONESTOGA
    Type:  Side-wheeler
    Launched:1850s?
    Area:  Ten. R.
    Captain and pilots: Capt. Phelps, Commander
    Comments: Originally a packet, was turned into a gunboat for
              Union Navy during Civil War.

1. Name: CONFIDENCE
    Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet.  Size: 139 tons.
    Launched: 1845, West Wheeling, Oh., Garden Yard (hull). 
                     Completed at Wheeling.
    Destroyed: 1849, Nov. 16, Big Bone Island, Oh. R., collided 
                     with the BROOKLYN.  Sank along Ky. shore.
    Area: 1845-47, Galena - St. Louis
          1849, Louisville - St. Louis
    Owners: 1847, Miller&bower, Hannibal, Mo.
    Captains: 1848, Julian H. Lusk
              1849, McGuire
    Comments: 1847, Sept. 13, Collided with WARD BATES.
                   Sank with load of groceries.  Was raised. 

3. Name: CONFIDENCE
    Launched: 1840's late?    Size: 377 tons.
    Area: 1850s, early, Sacramento R. Calif.
    Owner(s): 1856, California Steam Navigation Company

Name: CONGRESS
    Launched: 1822, Wheeling, W. Va. by either the Bell Yard or the Patton Yard
    Area: Ohio R., Miss. R.
    Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA,
              WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER,  June 24, 1951
              Engines and machinery probably by T. Sweeney & Son Foundry
              This boat? . . .
              Made run Louisville - St. Louis 1842, 2/1/0
              Made run Louisville - Cincinnati 1843, 0/12/20
    Comments: More notes,

Name: CONNECTICUT
    Type: side-wheeler
    Area: Eastern boat

1. Name: CONNECTICUT
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 248 tons.
    Launched: 1848, Shousetown, PA.
    Destroyed: 1852, Oct. 29, President's Island, Miss. R., stranded and lost.
    Owners: *Elli Mills and Capt. Herman Price
    Captains: *Herman Price
    Comments: *Source 

3. Name: CONSTELLATION
    Type: side-wheeler
    Launched: 1840s, late?
    Area: 1840s, late, Sacramento R., Calf.

Name: CONSTITUTION
    Comments: From site visitor
    Upon review of the "...History of the Missouri River" I find a mistake
    repeated, again.
    The INDEPENDENCE was NOT the first steamboat into the Missouri River as
    the history books tell us.  I have found evidence that the first was the
    CONSTITUTION in October of 1817.  This steamboat was only a couple of
    months behind the Pike in arriving at St. Louis and the Constitution sold
    tickets for an excersion to Bellefontaine.  Although Bellefontaine
    was only 8 miles above the mouth of the Missouri, I consider it far
    enough for the CONSTITUTION to claim to be the first steamboat into the
    Missouri River.

    This information can be verified via the Missouri Gazette of October 4,
    1817.
    
Name: CONSTITUTION
    Launched: 1817?
    Destroyed: 1817, Mar. 3, Sat. Boiler explosion.  10 - 12 lives lost
    Area: Miss. R. 
    Captain: Bezeau
    Comments Source Article

Name: CONSTITUTION
    Type: Timber-clad      Size:
    Launched: 1832, summer
    
Name: CONSTITUTION  See CITY of MEMPHIS

Name: CONTINENTAL
    Type: Siedwheel, wooden packet.  Size: 282' X 41' X 8.5'
    Power: 26's -9 ft..  4 boilers ea. 44' X 30'. Wheels, 34' dia., 14' buckets.
    Launched; 1860, Shousetown, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1873, Dec. 26, sold at U.S. Marshal's sale at St. Louis to local
                     wrecker.  Dismantled.
    Area: 1860, St. Louis-New Orleans
          1862, Impressed into U. S. service See
    	  1862, April, Tenn. R., was headquarters for Union Gen. Wm. T. Sherman
	Owners: at building Capt. Ben F. Hutchinson and others.
          : After war, Atlantic and Mississippi Steamship Company
          : Later, St. Louis and New Orleans Packet Company
    Captains: 1860, ?Ben F. Hutchenson?
              1865, Master, H.G. Carson
              While in S.L.N.O.P.C. service, McCloy 
    Comments: Devils island, below St. Louis, while in A.M.S.C. service, hit
              wreck of JAMES MONTGOMERY and sank.  Raised.

Name: CONVOY NO. 2/IDA FULTON/GLENMONT/NORTH STAR
    Type: sternwheel, wooden hull towboat/packet.
    Size: 143 or *284 tons.  *After rebuild in Dubuque, 92 tons
    Power: 14's-4 1/2', 2 boilers each 42' X 16'
    Launched: 1863, Cincinnati, Oh.
    Area: 1863, Louisville-Nashville
          1967-84, U. Miss. and Monnseota Rs.
    Owners: 1864, Jan. 12, acquired by U.S.Q.M.D. 
            1867, 75, Diamond Jo Line
            1875, Sold to Capt. Charles H. Meeds
            1892, As GLENMONT, Van Sant Navigation Company
            1906 or so, Iowa and Minnesota Navagation Company            
            1911, Oct. purchased by Burlington R.R.
    Captains: 1869-71, Master, Abe Mitchell; pilot, Stephen Hanks
            : 1878, Charles H. Meeds
    Comments: 1867, Jan., Renamed IDA FULTON
              1878, ran excursions on Lake St. Croix, Stillwater, Minn.
            : 1892, Prior to, rebuilt at Dubuque into a raftboat and renamed GLENMONT
            : 1893, crashed into R.R. bridge at La Cross and sank.  Raised at
                    cost of $3,500.
            : 1906, Dubuque, given new hull.  Renamed NORTH STAR.
            : 1916, Offered for sale, home port Chicago. Owner not given.
    Source: Most of this listing's info from an article
             by William Petersen in The Palimpsest 
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1. Name: CONVEYER
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Type: Sternwheel, wooeden hull ferry boat Size: 110.2' X 30.3' X 4.4' Launched: 1898, Middleport, Oh Destroyed: 1905, Evansville, Ind., sank. Area: Wheeling, W. Va.-Martin's Ferry, Oh. Owners: Capt. Levi W. Inglebright 1904 sold to S. Semonin, Evansville, Ind Name: COOSA, U.S.M. (AKA the USEM SUSIE) Type: Sternwheeler Launched: 1845 Area: Coosa R. (Ga. and Ala.) Captain(s): 1845: Lafferty, James Comments: First boat up the Coosa R. A U.S. Mail, cargo and passenger boat : More about boat and Coosa R. area Name: COOSA, Originally the CRICKET NO. 4 1863-69 Comments: 1868, as COOSA, was towboat for John Robinson's Water Carnival Name: U.S. COOSA
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Photo donated by
Ken McCulloch
Type: Sternweel, wooden hull towboat Area: Coosa R. Owners: U.S. Corps of Engineers Comments: The above picture is source for this listing : This boat was used by The U.S Corp of Engineers to tow a dredge barge. 1. Name: COOSA BELLE Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Size: 194' X 33' X 6.', 229 tons. Launched: 1855, Louisville, Ky. Destroyed: 1860, Apr. 25, Bridgeport, Ala, sank and lost Area: At first, went to Alabama R. trade 1858, New Orleans-Red R. 1860, back on Alabama R. Owners: Capt. George H. Cloudes Captains: George H. Cloudes Comments: This list has her being built at Wetumpka, Ala. Name: COOSAWATTEE Launched: 1878 Owners: 1878, Gadsden Steamboat Company Comments: Source Name: COPPERTORY/DETROITER Comments: Engines eventually went to the ELIZABETH LOUISE 1. Name: CORA (No. 1) Type: Sidewheeler, Wood Hull Packet Size: 179 tons Launched: 1845, New Albany Ind. Destroyed: 1850, off lists Area: 1845 46, N.O. - Shreveport; 1849, N.O. - Ouachita R. Captain(s): 1845-46, Kimball, F.B. 1. Name: CORA (No. 2) Type: Sidewheel, wood hull packet Size: 140' X 24' X 5' Power: single engine, stiffshaft, w/cylinder 18"-5 ft. 2 boilers Launched: 1846. Rock Island, Ill. Destroyed: 1851, May 5, below Council Bluffs Iowa, Snagged and sunk, lost 15 lives. Area: 1846-48, fall, U. Miss. R.; 1848, Galena-St. Peters Owner: 1846-48, fall, Throckmorton, Capt Joseph 1848, fall, purchased by Dozier, Capt. Frank M. and others. Captain(s):Throckmorton, Joseph Comments: 1947, Apr. 7, arrived in St. Paul. Mentioned in this Article 1. Name: CORA No. 2 (actually No. 3) Type: sidewheel wood hull packet Size: 375 tons Launched 1849, New Albany, Ind. Destroyed: 1855, Off lists Area: 1851, N.O.-Ouachita R.; 1855, N.O.-Vicksburg Captains: 1855, Mosby, D.B. At one capt. time of this boat or of CORA (No.4), below, Keeling, Frankin A. 1. Name: CORA (No. 4) Type: Sternwheel wood hull packet Size: 127 tons Launched: 1856, Elizabeth, Pa. Comments: 1856, first registered at N.O.; 1861, went to Confederate Registry. At one capt. time of this boat or of CORA (No.3), above, Keeling, Frankin A. 1. Name: CORA (No. 5) Type: Sidewheel wood hull packet Size: 52 tons Launched: 1860, Franklin, La. Destroyed: Off lists 1866 Comments: First documented in 1863, Name: CORA (No. 6) Type: sternwheel wood hull packet Size: 215 tons Power; 15's-5 ft., 2 boilers Launched: 1864, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: From a Cairo Mo. Newspaper: 1865, may 1at, 9A.M., Mo. R., near DeSoto, about 50 mi. above Omaha, went down in 6' of water. : The Missouri Historical Review, reported the accident near Calhoun, Ne. Area: Mo. R. Owner: *1864-65, Kinney, Joseph Captain(s): *Kinney, Joseph Pilots: at one time William Raymond Massie Comments: *from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly. : Boilers and engines went to CORA No. 3 (below). Name: CORA NO. 3 (Actually No. 7)(?CORA KINNEY? NO. 2?) Type: Sidewheel wood hull packet Size: 395 tons Launched: 1865 Destroyed: 1869, Aug. 13, snagged near the mouth of the Mo. R. Island "Cora" formed around her hulk. Area: Mo. R. Owner: * in part by Kinney, Joseph Captain(s): *Kinney, Joseph : 1869, Aug 13, Baldwin, Ed M. Comments: *from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly. Name: CORKER
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Type: Sternwheel Wooden hull packet Comments: Above photo is source for this listing 3. Name: CORNELIA Launched: 1850's early Area: 1854, Sacramento R. Calif. Owner(s): 1855, California Steam Navigation Company Name: CORNELIA Type: Sidewheeler/ wood hull Size: Length: 224.8'; Width: 37'; Draft: 5.6'; Tons: 647 Launched: 1865 at St. Louis, with machinery from the DES MOINES Destroyed: 1870, Nov. 16, Algiers, La., burned and sank. Area: Miss. R., St. Louis to New Orleans 1869: New Orleans to Camden Point Owner: Captains Baker, Charles K. and Conrad, Jacob of St. Louis Captain: Banks, J. W. More information: from Way's Packet Directory compiled by John Hartford, river musician. Name: CORONA Launched: 1878? Destroyed: 1889, Exploded Area: Miss. R. Captain and pilots: Capt. Blanks Name: CORVETTE Type: Size: 149 tons, aprox 135' X 26' Launched: 1830's or 40's ?, Brownsville, PA Area: Rio Grande R. Owner: 1846: U. S. Army? Kenedy, Capt Mifflin? See comments. Captain(s): Kenedy, Mifflin Comments: Transported General Taylor's troops and supplies to Camrgo The source below does not make it clear whether the Army or Captain Kenedy owned this boat. Comments: Article : More on this boat Name: COTILE, Originally the FAIRPLAY Name: COTTON Originally MARY T. Name: COTTON BLOSSOM the showboat Name: COTTON BLOSSOM PAVILION Name: COUNCIL BLUFFS Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 153' X 33.5' X 5x4.3'. Launched: 1857, California, Pa. Destroyed: 1859, May 7, Pittsburgh wharf fire, burned with 9 others. Area: 1857, The Diary of E.F. Beadle has her in Omaha, June 28. Owners: 1857, when new Capt. Samuel Lewis and William Dilworth, Allegheny City, Pa. Captains: Samuel Lewis, Mt. Washington, Pa.
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1. Name: COURIER
	Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet.  Size: 193.5' X 33' X 5.6'.
	Launched: 1870, Harmar, Oh.
    Area: 1879: Ohio R. Wheeling, W. Va. to Parkersburg, 96 miles downriver.
			1886, Oct., resumed her place in Parkersburg-Wheeling trade *
	Owners: 1870 - ?, Wheeling & Parkersburg Packet Company 
    Captain(S): 1872-76, Jack Harrison w/Martin F Noll as clerk
				1879: Harrison
				1882 - ?, John K. Booth w/J. Mack Gamble as clerk
    Comments: From WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA,
              J. H. Newton, History of the Pan-Handle, Wheeling, J. A. Caldwell
			: 1885, carried a circus along the Ohio R.
			: 1885, Fall, laid up along Kt. shore.  Winter, was stranded out.
			: Mentioned in this Article

1. Name: COURIER
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	Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet,
	Size: 153.8' X 32.2' X 4.6'
    Power: Engines, 14's- 5' from SCIOTO, 2 BOILERS EACH 42" x 20'
	Launched: 1885, Bell Vernon, Pa/Wheeling
    Destroyed: 1918, Ashland, Ky., dismantled
	Area: 1885, when new, Wheeling-Parkersburg trade
          1885, winter 1885-1886, Capt. Tom J. Prince took her to Vicksburg-Bayou Sara trade
                then back to Wheeling-Parkersburg trade
          1895, went to Cincinnati-Maysville trade for 22 years
	Owners: When new, Capt. Tom J. Prince and others
            1895, Aug. 5, Prince group sold to White Collar Line, Cincinnati.
            1904, Sold to Capt Gordon C. Greene and others (The Greene Line?)
	Captains: When new, master, Tom J. Prince, with T.J. Martin, clerk
              Back in Wheeling-Parkersburg trade, master was Mack Gamble,  
	Comments: When new sunk once at West Wheeling. Raised
            : When new, sunk at West Wheeling and raised.
			: 1893, Nov. Little Muskingum R. Sank while discharging a passenger.
                         Raised.
            : 1996, Nov., hit Central Bridge, Cincinnati.  Sank. Raised.
            : whistle was from the ST. LAWRENCE and went to the TACOMA

* Name: 	COURTLAND
	Size: 121 tons
	Power, High pressure
	Launched: 1826, Cincinnati

Name: COURTLAND
    Launched: 1840s?
    Area: Miss. R.

1. Name: COVINGTON/TINCLAD #?
    Type: Sidewheel wooden hull ferry.  Size: 224 tons.
    Launched: 1862, Cincinnati, Oh.
    Destroyed: 1864, May 5, Red. R., burned to prevent capture by Confederates
    Area 1864, May 8, Red R. Dunn's Bayou escorting JOHN WARNER
    Owners: 1863, Feb. 13, taken over by U.S. and made into a tinclad.

Name: CRAWFORD, See T.L. CRAWFORD

Name: CREOLE QUEEN
    Type: Sternwheel excursion boat         Size: 190', 900 passengers
Power: 24' sternwheel, powered by diesel-electric.
    Launched: 1983, Moss Point, Miss.
    Area: 1999,  New Orleans
    Captains: 1999, Al Christian, Bert Suarez, Brian Collins
    Comments: 1998 and 9, A participant in the Tall Stacks Celebration,
              Paddlewheel Riverboat Festival,1998 and 99.

1. Name: CRESCENT CITY
    Type: Sidewheel steamer         Size: 688 tons.
    Launched: 1854, Cincinnati, Oh.
	Destroyed: 1861, off the lists
    Area: 1854, St. Louis - New Orleans.
    Captains: 1860, H. Thornburg.  Capt. Montgomery,
    Comments: 1st steamer to push coal barges to N. O. : 4 flats.
			: Sam Clemens stood his first pilots watches on this boat.

Name: CRESCENT CITY - 1897-1906 Originally the EVANSVILLE

Name: CROWN HILL
    Comments: post 1913, at one time was towboat for showboat GOLDENROD

Name: CRUSADER
    Launched: * 1827, Cincinnati, Oh.
    Area: 1827, Ohio R.
		: * 1829, went up Mo. R, to Levenworth, Ks.
	Comments: * 1827, logged at Cincinnati

Name: CRUSADER
    Launched: 1832 or so
    Owners: Robert Warth and Hereford of Gallipolis, Marietta, or Cincinnati,
            Oh.
    Comments: Hereford loaded up the boat to take the flour mill products to
              New Orleans and never returned.  Made Warth go bankrupt. This
              listing comes from research of Peggy Warth.
            : also see Warth and English 

1. Name: CRYSTAL CITY
CRYSTAL CITY
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Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet Size: 278.5 X 33' X 6 Power: 32-2/3's-8 ft., 5 boilers, 46" X 30' Wheels, 38' with 12' 4" buckets. Launched: 1887, Jeffersonville, Ind. by Howard Yard Destroyed: 1893, Feb. 15, laid up for ice. Don't know if ice crushed her or if it dammaged her beyond repair. Owner: Anchor Line Captains: 1853-??, Horace Bixby Crew when new: Chief, William Pavy. Second Engineer, William Lund, Comments: 1889, July 10, sunk at Ivy Landing. Raised. : Departed ship yard on a Friday, considered unlucky to do this and blamed for her bad luck. : Account of one of her sinkings 1. Name: CRYSTAL PALACE/CITY of MEMPHIS Type: Sidewheel, wood hull, packet Size: 279.5' X 33' X 6' - Extreme width, 69' Power: Engines, 32-2/3's-8 ft. Five boilers, 46" by 30 ft. Paddlewheels, 38' dia. with 12' 4" buckets Launched: 1853, Freedom, Pa. and completed at Pittsburgh. Destroyed: 1856, New hull was built, cabin was moved to it and the boat was renamed CITY of MEMPHIS. Area: 1853, Pittsburg - Cincinnatti; 1854, Louisville - St. Louis 1855, St Louis - New Orleans Owners: 1852-55, in part by Capt. William J. Kountz Captain: 1853, Master, William J. Kountz 1855, Reilly, R. A. Comments: see CITY of MEMPHIS for the rest of her history. Name: CUDAHY Type: Stern-wheeler Size: 192 X 33 ft. Launched: 1898 in Alaska Area: Alaska Name: CUMBERLAND Launched: 1839 or so in Wheeling, W. Va. Area: Ohio R. Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA, WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, June 24, 1951 Name: CUMBERLAND Comments: Fictional boat played by the CAPT. WEBER in the Bing Crosby movie Dixie. Name: CUTTER Launched: 1863, Anoka, Minn. Aize: 92 tons. Destroyed: 1869, Oct., Stillwater, Minn., snagged and lost. Area: U. Miss. R. out of St. Paul Comments: Mentioned in this Article : From C. War Diary - 1863, Sept. 22 left St. Paul for Winona as troop transport. 1. Name: CYCLONE
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Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Size: 121' X 22.6' X 4.' Power: 14's- 5 ft. Launched: 1891, Stillwater, Minn. Destroyed: 1907, Wabasha, Minn. burned on the ways Area: 1900-07, ran Wabasha-St. Paul Captains: Milt Newcomb who probably owned her. Comments:
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