Starting With
Part 1

"Snowy Banks On the Ohio"
From the Studio of
Dallas Pavone

New Information Added

To Riverboats Starting With the Initial "C." To Riverboats Starting With the Name "CARRIE" To Riverboats Starting With "CITY of" To Riverboats Starting With COLONEL To Riverboats Starting With C, Page 2 To Riverboats Starting With C, Page 3
*Name: CADDO Type: Sidewheeler Size: 139' X 24' 8" X 6', 196 ton Launched: 1839, Pittsburgh Destroyed: 1842, Apr. 13, Red River, near Fort Towson Okla.. Sank. Area: Out of New Orleans, Red R. Owners: Asa Dunn and Johnson R. Davis & Company Captains: Master, Asa Dunn John Graham, Shreveport, La. (This captain submitted by site visitor M. Bynum who would like further information on Capt. Graham.) Comments: Resently, the ship remains were found buried in the riverbed. : *This Information from Early Steam Navigation on the Red River : Also see, The Material Culture of Steamboat Passengers: Archaeological Evidence from the Missouri River, by Annalies Corbin, Roderick Sprague. Name: CADDO BELLE Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size: 134 tons Built: 1857, New Albany, Ind. Destroyed: 1860, Off the lists Area: New Orleans-Shreveport Red R. Comments: 1858, Red R., Sank Name: CADDO BELLE Type: Wooden hull packet. Size: 125' X 25' X 3.5' Destroyed: 1886, still registered, Apalachiola, Fla. Area: After rebuild went to Chattahoochee R. Fla. Owners: A.R. Ketchum and Jacob Ketchum, Cincinnati, Oh. Captains: *1881, Henry McCormick, who commited suicide on this boat in 1881. Comments: 1881, Mar., Cross Bayou near Shreveport, La., while tied up for debt, burned. Rebuilt and taken to Chattahoochee R. Name: CADDO BELLE Type: Wooden hull packet 1. Name: CAIRO (Gunboat U.S.S. CAIRO)
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Model by John Shonder
Type: Recess wheel, wooden hull gunboat Size: 175' X 50' X 7.' Launched: 1861, Mound City, Ill. Destroyed: 1862, Dec. 12, ascending Yazoo R., victim of two torpedoe type mines. Was first of Pook's Turtles to be destroyed. About: There were seven of these boats launched for U.S. service. Each was the same* and each had 13 guns. Six 32 pounder smoothbores, three 8-inch Dahlgren smoothbore shell guns and four rifled 42 pounders. * The ST. LOUIS had one more 32 pounder instead of one of the eight inchers. CAIRO, MOUND CITY, and CINCINNATI built at Mound city, Ill. CARONDELET, LOUISVILLE, ST. LOUIS and PITTSBUTG at Carondelet, Mo. 3. Name: CALEB COPE Launched: 1840's late? Size: 60 toms. Area: 1853, Sacramento R. Calif. Name: CALLAHAN JR. a relatively small, wooden hulled, stern-wheeler that plied the Chipola River between Apalachicola, Fl and Blountstown, FL in the '20's and early '30's. In '32, her engineer was named "Jones". He cargo was mostly naval stores, I think, speaking from memory. Comments: This listing from site visitor John P. Roberts Name: CALIFORNIA Launched: 1840s? Area: Hudson R. Name: CALIFORNIA Launched: 1840s? Area: Sacramento R. : 1853, Dec., California - Panama Captain: 1853, Dec., LeRoy Comments: Source Name: CAMARGO Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Destroyed: 1874, Townsend's Ferry on the Angelina River, sank. Area: Neches and Angelina Rs., Tex. Owner: 1869, purchased by Capt Andrew Smyth Soon purchased by C. H. Alexander and Co., cotton factor of Sabine Pass. Captains: 1869, Andrew Smyth 1874, Sherwood Burch of Sabine, Tex. Comments: See source Article Name: CANADA Launched: 1858, Brownsville, Pa. Size: 197' X 32' X 5', 299 tons. Dismantled: 1870, Madison, Ind. Area: U. Miss. R. Owner: James Ward, 3/8; William Anderson, 1/4; Adam Jacobs, 3/8 Captain: 1857: James Ward Comments: One of first boats in Northern Line Packet Company : Mentioned in this Article : Machinery went to ROCK ISLAND Name: CANADIAN Photo of model of boat
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Type: Sternwheeler Size: Launched: 1950s? Late? Area: "Freedomland" a New York City Theme Park Owner: of model Ray Harrington Comments: From Ray Harrington:"I purchased the "Eugene" at an auction in Connecticut at a place called Johnsonville. The owner, Ray Schmit, died of cancer a couple of years ago and then the whole place went up for auction. Schmit had a lot of money and his goal was to rebuild an old village on his property. And he did. Everything from original houses and buildings that he moved, carriages, furniture, sleds, etc. Everything you could think that would be in a town back in the late 1800's. He also purchased a sternwheeler from what use to be Freedomland, an amusement park in New York back in the 60's. He had the vessel floated up from New York, up the Connecticut River, and then moved over about 4 miles of land. . . " Name: CAPE GIRARDEAU, originally the CITY OF NEW ALBANY 1892-1916 Name: CAPE GIRARDEAU, originally the WAR EAGLE 1899-1910 Name: CAPE GIRARDEAU/GORDON C. GREEN/SARA LEE/RIVER QUEEN Postcard Photos
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Type: Sternwheel, steel hull packet/excursion boat/tourist boat. Size: 210' X 38' X 6.5' Power: 18's- 8', 3 boilers, each 44" X 28' Burned coal until 4 new boilers, oil burners, were installed in 1941. Launched:1923, Jeffersonville, Ind. at Howard Yard Destroyed: 1967, Sunday morning Dec. 3, St. Louis, sank dockside. Area: 1923, Louisville-St. Louis 1924, St.Louis-Cape-Commerce trade 1925-30, made St. Louis-New Orleans Mardi Gras trips each year. 1934, took MVBL tow St. Louis-Cairo 1935-36, Pittsburgh-Cincinnati, passengers and freight 1938-39, 41 and 47, Made Cincinnati-New Orleans Mardi Gras trip 1952 - Portsmouth, Oh. was a floating hotel named SARAH LEE Later Owensboro, Ky. was floating Restaurant named RIVER QUEEN, did not work out. Later yet, Bradenton Fl. lavishly outfited to be tourist attraction. Did not work out. She went to 1960, New Orleans with plans for her to be a high-class night club. That did not happen. She went to Hannible and then across river from that town to purvey food and drink. 1964, moved to St Louis and became a well patronized bar and restaurant. Owner: 1923-34, Eagle Packet Company 1935-52 Greene Line Steamers as GORDON C. GREENE 1952, sold to Portsmouth Oh. Renamed SARA LEE 1953?, or so, Sold to Owensboro Ky. Renamed RIVER QUEEN Later, Bradenton Fl. concerns 1960, New Orleans concerns Later, to Hannibal, Mo. 1964, St. Louis concerns Captain(s): *1922, Robert Franklin Myers 1935 - Tom R. Greene Comments: 1924, Apr 24, christened by Miss Christine Rowling. : 1934, renamed GORDON C. GREEN : 1952, Renamed SARA LEE (floating hotel) Portsmouth, Oh. : 1953, Renamed RIVER QUEEN (floating restaurant), Owensboro, Ky. : 1954, Boilers went to AVALON. : Her whistle, which dates back to the CALHOUN, is in the River Museum, Marrieta, Oh. Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA, WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, June 24, 1951
The only teddy bear still made in America
    Launched: 1850s?
    Area: Miss. R.
    Owner: United States Mail Line

    Type: sidewheel, wooden hull packet    Size: 124 tons
    Launched: 1850, Brownsville, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1854, Aug. 2, Mount vernon, Ind..  Snagged and lost. 18 died.

    Type: Sidewheeler packet, wooden hull     Size: 133 tons
    Launched: 1844, Pittsburgh, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1844, Dec. 27, burned at seventy-six Landing, Mo..
               Above Grand Tower.  3 lives lost.
    Area: Mo. and Miss. Rs. 
    Captain: Birmingham 
    Comments: Notes from The Tribune Telegraph,
           Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. July. 12 1897


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Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull towboat Area: Coosa R. Owner: Gladsden Cooperage Company Captains: James L. Robertson Comments: Source 3. Name: CAPT. SUTTER Launched: 1840's late? Size: 51 tons. Area: 1853, Sacramento R. Calif. Name: CAPT. WEBER Type: Sternwheeler Size: Launched: ?1920'S? Destroyed: 1943, Stocton, Calf. riverboat fire that took several old riverboats. Area: California Delta Rivers Comments: Played the "CUMBERLAND" in the 1943 bing Crosby movie Dixie. Source Name: CAPTAIN MERIWETHER LEWIS Type: Sidewheel dredge-boat Size: 285' Launched: 1931 by Marietta Marine Works in Point Pleasant, Virginia. Destroyed: 1998: drydocked at Brownville, NE, where the Brownville Historical Society maintains the boat as a museum. Area: Mo. R. Owner: U. S. Army Corp of Engineers Captain(s): Comments: This boat was one of the last steamboats used by U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. It could dredge to a depth of 20 feet at a speed of 150 to 200 feet per hour. In a 24 hour period it could move up to 185,000 cubic yards of sand. Photo of hand-made model by Nautic Art. This model will be raffled off in May 1999. See above, photo link for more. 1. Name: CAPITOL CITY/COLUMBIA Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet. Size: As Capitol City - 132.2' x 25.7' x 4', Power: Engines, 12's- 4 1/2 ft., 2 boilers. Launched: 1888, Harmer, Oh., Knox Yard. Size: 132.2' X 25.7' X 4' Area: Gallipolis - Charleston trade, Kanawha R. Captains: Howard Donnally Comments: 1893, rebuilt, renamed COLUMBIA. Name:CAPITOL CITY Area: California Delta Rivers Comments: Played a part in the 1933 movie Mandalay. Source Name: CAR of COMMERCE" Type: side-wheeler Size: Launched: 1820'S? Destroyed: 1832, May 6, sank Area: Lower Mo. R. Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage 1. Name: CAR of COMMERCE" Type: side-wheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 294 tons. Launched: 1848, Murrayville, Va. Destroyed: 1848, Dec., On the Louisville Falls (See Comments) Area: Lower Mo. R. Owner(s): Davis & Smith Comments: This boat hit the rocks on Luisville Falls and was holed. The HOMER towed her Sand Island opposite Shippingport where she sank over the cabin floor. Nobody was hurt. : This was the forth boat of this name. Name: CAR OF NEPTUNE Size: 175' x 24' Launched: 1807 Area: Hudson R. Albany - New york Owner: Hudson River Steamboat Company Captain: Arthur Helme Roorbach Comments: Source 1. Name: CARNEAL GOLDMAN
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Model by John Shonder
Type: Sternwheel, woodenhull packet Size: 143' X 25.1' X 6.1' Launched: 1885, Jeffersonville, Ind. Area: built for the Natchez-Vicksburg trade Made three trips weekly Later went to Madison, Ind. Comments: Named after a Tensas Parish, Louisiana cotton planter : Parts went to the JOSEPH 3. Name: CAROLINA Launched: 1840s? late? Area: 1850s, early, U. Sacramento R., Calf. Name: CAROLINE Area: 1831, Ill. R. Owner: Possibly whole or in part, Capt. Abraham Kimber, Brownsville Source Name: CAROLINE Launched: 1820's or 30's Area: Alabama R. Owner: Peyton Bibb of Alabama Name: CARONDELET Type: Gunboat Size: Launched: 1850s? Captain and pilots: Capt. Walke, Henry Comments: Famous run VoR, 182 1. Name: CARONDELET Type: Sternwheel, iron hull packet. Size: Power: Engines from BELLE OF ALTON. 1 aft stack Launched: 1875, Carondelet, Mo. Destroyed: 1877, Sept. 19, St. Louis docks, burned along side of GRAND REPUBLIC while in for repairs. Hull went to CAHRLES P. CHOUTEAU Area: Lower Miss. R. : Under Capts. Hicks and Grissom, Memphis-New Orleans trade. Owners: 1876, Apr. St. Louis, David Powell purchased at U.S. marshal's sale. 1876, mid-May, St. Louis, Brown & Jones purchased at U.S. marshal's sale for $13,000. Later, sold to Capts. J. Frank Hicks and Alf Grissom Captains: 1875, Jan, W. Dick Love Comments: 1876, Jan. 26, below St. Louis, sank. thought to have hit wheel shaft of ALLEGHENY, which sank there in 1857. Raised. : 1876, 30 mi. above N.O. Caught in storm. Lost most of superstructure furniture and outfit.

To Boats Named CARRIE

	Area: 1844, was advertised by Capt. Tunstall to be going to depart Apr. 20th 
				for mouth of Swan Creek on White R.
	Captains: Thomas T. Tunstall. of Jacksonport, Ark.
	Comments: Source

1. Name: CARRIER
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet     Size: 215' X 33'
    Launched: 1855, Jeffersonville, Ind., by Howard Yard
    Destroyed: 1861, Sept. 12, St. Charles, Mo., lost.
    Area: 1855, Council Bluffs and 2 trips to New Orleans
          1856, Oct. St. Louis-Glasgrow
          1858, May, 19, was at Dakota City. Dakota City Herald
          1861, Feb., New Orleans-
    Owners: 1855 built for Capt. Draffin who, after three trips, sold her for
                 $5,000 more than she cost.
    Captain(s): 1855, Draffin
                1856, William C. Postal
                1858, Oct., McPherson, Henry
    Comments: Also see the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly.
            : 1858, Oct. 12, Penn's Bend on Mo. R., snagged.
              1861, Feb. 21, Sank at Island 25, Miss. R. Raised.

1. Name: CARRIER
    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 165.4' X 26.4' X 4.'.
    Launched: 1884, Jeffersonville, Ind.
    Area: 1884-85, Mo. R. *and possibly Osage R., Mo.
          1885, went to Mobile, Ala.
          1885, Oct., Alabama R.
    Owners: early on, *Possibly Charles F. Lohman and his son Capt. Louis
            Charles Lohman, Jefferson City, Mo.
    Captains: 1885, Sept., Master, John Quill; clerk, H. Clay King
            *This info from family records of Lee Lohman, GGG grandaughter
             of Charles F.

Name: CARRIER, Originally the MATT F. ALLEN
	1887-1900, Sept. 20

1. Name: CARROLL
	Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 185.7' X 31 X 6
	Power: 13s- 4ft.
	Launched: 1875, Pittsburgh, Pa.
	Destroyed: 1877, Apr. 16, Aubuchon's Woodyard, 50 mi. above
			   Ft. Randall, S.D., burned.
	Owners: Was named for Matthew Carroll of the firm of Carroll & Steel
			of Ft. Benton. Was this firm possibly the owner?
	Captains: 1875, Mar. T.(Tim) B. Burleigh made boat's 1st trip direct to Fort Benton.
					Was Capt. through 1876, May, at least
			  *1876, July, Amadee T. Papin
	Comments: Boat made 9 trips to Montana.
			: 1876, May 14, was first to arrive Fort Benton that year.
			: * 1876, July 29, was loaded with cavalry & infantry, when they
				fought a large contingent of Sioux at the confluence of the
				Yellowstone & Powder Rivers.

    Type: Stern-wheeler    Size:
    Area: Columbia R.
    Comments: 1952, a towboat.

1. Name: CASPIAN
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 248 tons
    Launched: 1851, Elizabeth, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1854, Mar. 3, Red River, Snagged and lost
    Area: 1851, New Orleans- Alexandria
          1854, Red R. in Texas
    Captain: 1851, Dunn, possibly Asa Dunn 

    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 162 tons.
    Launched: 1853, McKeesport, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1862, July 25, Mound City, Ill, Caught out and sunk.
    Area: 1853, Pittsburgh-Louisville
          1855, Tramp trade out of Pittsburgh
    Captains: 1855: John S. Devinney   
            : 1960s, early, Thad L. Conant
    Comments: 1862, Jan., Pittsburgh, in flood, broke loose from warf and floated
                    free-astray to Braden, Pa..

    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 283 tons.
    Power: 21's- 7 ft., 3 boilers.
    Launched: 1851, Brownsville, Pa. for Capt. E.W. Gould and C.S. Rodgers,
                    both of St. Louis.
    Destroyed: 1859, dismantled.
    Area: built for Ill. R. trade.
          1857, The Diary of E.F. Beadle has her at Weston, Mo. Aug. 24.
                Aug. 25, stopped at Levenworth, Ks. downbound and left at 5PM.
                Aug. 27, stopped in Jefferson City, Mo.   
    Companies associated with: 1856, ran in Pacific Railroad Packet Line.
    Owners: 1852, Capt. E.W. Gould and C.S. Rodgers
    Captains: 1856, pilot was Capt. John P. Keiser at $1,000 a month.
                    1857, he was master pilot at $1,200 a month.


    Type: Ornamental sternwheel excursion boat    Size: 189', 800 passengers
    Launched: 1886, Pensacola, Fl.
    Area: 1999, Moline, Ill.
    Owner: 1999, Celebration Cruises
    Captains: 1999, Scott Schadler, Joe Schadler
    Comments: 1999, Attended Tall Stacks Celebration in Cincinnati.


	Type: A small boat carrying freight
	Destroyed: 1884, night of July 12, run down by the CHARLES MORGAN.
			         No lives lost.
Comments: Mentioned in this Article

    Comments: 1856, late Feb, Torn from docks and swept downstream in
              ice flow during Great Ice Gorge at St. Louis.  Don't
              know if was destroyed by this.

	Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet.
	Size: 147' X 39' X 4.5'
	Launched: 1854, Shousetown, Pa.
	Destroyed: 1860, Feb. 25, above St. Louis, snagged and lost.
	Area: 1858, Pittsbutgh-St. Louis
	Owners: Capt. Samuel C. Young
            *Later, Capt. Horatio Nelson Crooks
	Comments: primarily a freight boat.
			: Mentioned in this Document
			: This boat had double sternwheels.
A full line of quality suppliments
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.   Size: 160' X 29' X 4.7'
    Launched: 1856, Cincinnati, Oh.
	Destroyed: After 1866, dismantled in St. Louis
	Area: Used for harbor work for a time
          Upper Miss. R.& Ohio R.
    Owners: Originally by the Shinkle family, covington, Oh.
            Later acquired by USQMD
            1866, Jan. 26, sold to Capt Thomas Janney, New Orleans.
            1870, In St. Louis was purchased by Capt. David Campbell and dismantled. 
    Comments: From The Diary Of Joseph T. Anderson, shopkeeper,
             Commerce Mo.
             - Thursday Night, April 4th. 1861.  "Business dull.  Weather
              cloudy.  Steamboat Champion landed this morning about sunrise,
              put off 21 sacks coffee, 5 bbls. & half bbls. molasses
              for our firm. . . .  
            : See letter from Union soldier  Also See

1. Name: CHAMPION No 3
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Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull ferry Size: 98.9' X 25.7' X 3.5' Power: Engines, 3-3/4's- 3-1/2 ft. One boiler, 44" X 18' Launched: 1901, Mason City, W. Va./Middleport, Oh. Destroyed: 1935, dismantled Area: Pomeroy-Mason City before bridge was built Later, Proctorville, Oh. Owners: Owned and operated by J.F. Jividen and brother Charles Name: CHAMPION Area: 1897, Aug., Ohio R. Comments: Notes from The Tribune Telegraph, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. Aug. 18 1897 3. Name: CHANCE Launched: 1840s? late? Area: 1850s, early, U. Sacramento R., Calf. Name: CHANCELLOR LIVINGSTON Type: Paddlewheeler, Coal fired Size: 156' X 34' X 10-1/2' Launched: 1816 Area: Hudson R. Owner: Hudson River Steamboat Company Comments: Was last Fulton/Livingston boat launched. Comments: Source Name: CHANCELLOR Area: 1884, July, Ohio R. Comments: Mentioned in this Article Name: CHANGE Type: Size: Launched: 1890's? Area: Ohio R. Comments:Notes from The Tribune Telegraph, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. Aug. 18 1897 Name: CHARITON Destroyed: 1837, Wrecked, Mo. R. Area: Mo. R. Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage

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    Type: raftboat      Size:
    Launched: 1870s?
    Area: Miss. R.?

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Type: Sternwheel wooden hull ferryboat Size: 110' X 30' X 3.4' Launched: 1889, Brownsville. Pa. at Axton Yard Destroyed: 1920s, Dam 23. hooked a mooring pin on outside wall. Wrecked. Area: Bellaire-Brentwood Owner: Bellaire, Brentwood & Wheeling Ferry Co. 1. Name: CHATTANOOGA/WYETH CITY Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Size: 162.17 tons Built: 1878, Henry's Mills, Tenn. Area: below Chattanooga on Tenn. R. Comments: *1881, Oct., Arthur Hall, of Guntersville, engineer got his lower extremeties severly scalded by one of the safety valves opening. : cir. 1888 Novice pilot put her full steam against shore. Sank. Was raised and rebuilt as the WYETH CITY Name: CHATTANOOGA Originally the MEGIDDO
1904-21 Name: CHATTANOOGA STAR Type: Sidewheeler replica Size: Area: Miss R. Captain(s): Mike and Pete Hosemann. Comments: 10/18/98, The CHATTANOOGA STAR is on a 6 month educational tour of southern rivers. Check on her progress at her: Web Site: Name: CHAUNCEY M. DEPEW Name: CHEESEMAN Comments:1862, April, Tenn. R., was under command of Union Gen. Wm. T. Sherman Name: CHEROKEE Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size: 377 tons Launched: 1859, New Albany. Ind. Destroyed: 1874, off the lists Area: 1863: Coosa R. (Ga. and Ala.) Comments: Source Name: CHEROKEE/CHESTER
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The CHESTER, 1908, Kansas City
Photo contributed by
Mark Frazier
Type: Sternwheel, steel hull packet Size: 216.4' X 33.9' X 6.' Power: Engines, 17's- 7ft. four boilers each 40" X 24' Launched: 1888, Dubuque, Iowa Area: Built for St. Louis-Memphis trade 1894, made trip St. Louis-Shreveport with groceries and hardware 1897, was running St. Louis-Ill. R. 1907, June, entered St. Louis-Kansas City trade 1910-11, winter converted to three propelor vessel 1912, Mo. R. * 1915, Kansas City on Mo. R. Owners: cir 1906 sold to St. Louis & Chester Packet Company Later sold to Kansas City Missouri River Navigation Company Finally sold to Sugar Products Co., New Orleans Captains: 1894, St. Louis-Shreveport trip, Henry Keith 1907, in St. Louis-=Kansas City trade, William L.Thompson 1912, W.L. Heckmann Comments: 1910-11, winter converted to three propelor vessel in New Orleans did not work well 1911, fall, conerted to two prop vessel : * 1915 Had been converted to excursion boat and was operating in Kansas City 1920, converted into a barge in N.O. by sugar co. Name: CHEROKEE Launched: ?1900-1911? Area: California Delta Name: CHEROKEE
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Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Area: Coosa R. Comments: Source Name: CHEROKEE CHIEF, originally the ATLAS *Name: CHESAPEAKE Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size, 172' X 24.5' X 10.1', 412 tons Power: low pressure steamer. Launched: 1838, Maumee, Ohio. Area: Buffalo-Detroit Captains: 1838 or so, Jones Worden *Jones Worden's Steamboats and Steamboating Career by Frederick J. Worden

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1. Name: CHESAPEAKE Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet. Size: 151.8' 26' X 4.4 Launched: 1871, Irontown, Oh. at the M. Wise & Co.yard. Construction supervised by Capt. Uriah B. Scott Destroyed: 1887, Apr., at Pittsburgh's shore, hull holed by run-away wagon's tongue, sank. Owners: When new, probably Capt. Uriah B. Scott and others. 1873, Apr. sold to Parkersburg &S Ohio River Transportation Company Later purchased by shoe store owner Steve Ball Captains: 1871, in Portsmouth-Guyandotte trade, Capt Uriah B. Scott 1873, Apr., E.B. Cooper Parkersburg-Huntington trade 1880, Edwin F. Maddy with W.A. and L.L Maddy as clerks, same trade Later, Steve Thompson , John Brookhart, Wheeling-Marietta trade Comments: 1876, fall, stranded high and dry on Sand Creek below Ravenswood. : Eventually went to running excursions, Pittsburgh 1. Name: CHESAPEAKE See Post Card Above Type: sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size: 188' X 26' X 5' Power: Coal burner. 16's- 5 ft.. 3 boilers, ea. 40" X 24', 2 flues. Wheels, 20', 15 arms, 10' buckets. Launched: 1883, Harmar, Oh., Knox Yard Destroyed: 1887, Mar. 26, New Madrid, Mo., burned Area: 1883, Gallipolis-Parkersburg. Briefly, Pittsburgh-Cincinnati 1884, went to Jacksonville, Fla. ran St. Johns R. to Palatka and Sanford. 1886, Miss. R. Owners: 1883-86, Built for Capt. Edwin F. Maddy and others 1886, sold at public auction to Capt. W.P(F?). Hall Captains: 1883-86, Edwin F. Maddy *1884, Capt. Cline 1886-87, when she burned, W.P. Hall Comments: Had 36 staterooms, 40 electric lights. : Was a coal burner. : had swinging stages both fore and aft, a novelty
    Type:                Size: small
    Launched: 1913
    Area: Chesapeake Bay to Delaware Bay

Name: CHESTER originally the CHEROKEE

Name: CHICU SAN Originally the PUTAH.

    Type:Side-wheeler    Size:
    Launched: 1825
    Comments: first Steamboat to be placed in service between New York
              and Troy.

    Launched: 1820's?
    Area: 1831, Mo. R.
    Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage

    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 160' X 30', 173 tons.
    Power: 16's- 4 ft., 3 boilers.
    Launched: 1857, Belle Vernon, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1861, caught fire near Montana's Poplar R..
               Passengers and crew got ashore and cast her adrift
               before cargo of gunpowder blew.
    Area:  1857, made 3 trips to St. Paul
           1858-59, U. Mo. R.
    Owner: 1860, American Fur Company
    Captain(s): 1860, W.H. Humphreys
                1861, La Barge, John
    Companies associated with: 1857, Northwestern Line
    Comments: 1860, One of two, first boats ever to make it to Fort Benton.
                    KEW WEST was the other.
                   W. H. Humphreys was Capt. onthat trip.
      Comments: from Boone's Lick Heritage Quarterly.
              : Mentioned in this Article

    Type: Stern-wheeler                Size:
    Launched: 1860s?
    Area: Mo. R.
    Comments: 1864, in Indian wars
    Comments: Mentioned in this Article

    Type: Stern-wheeler
    Size: length - 110'  Width 23'  Draft, 22"
          Weight 70 Ton, double decker
    Built by Joe Supple of Portland OR.
    Launched: 1907, July, on Copper River, Alaska by Captain George Hill
    Area: Copper and Chitini Rs, Alaska.
    Owner: Copper River and Northwestern Railway
    Captain(s): Hill, George 
    Comments: 1907, Feb.: Boat was hauled in pieces through Keystone Canyon
                          and over Marshall Pass and floated down the Tasnuna
                          River, in the dead of winter.
    Comments: For her whole story, see Yukon River Boats

1. Name: CHRIS GREEN  See Pic
    Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet   Size: 132.4' X 26.4' X 4'
    Launched: 1915, Pt. Pleasant, W. Va. Gardner Docks.
    Destroyed: 1922, Nov. 4, Cincinnati, Burned in dock fire along with
               TACOMA, ISLAND QUEEN and MORNING STAR.  See Comments. 
    Area: 1915, Gallipolis-Charleston
          1919, entered Cincinnati-Huntington trade
    Owner: 1915-1922, Nov. 4, Greene Line Steamers
    Captains: 1915-1919, Feb., Gordon C. Greene
              1919-22, Nov. 4, Chris Greene 
Comments: The wreck was raised and turned into towboat BEN FRANKLIN NO. 2 and 
          later JAYHAWKER


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1. Name: CHRIS GREENE (the 2nd one)
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The James E. York Post Card Collection
    Type: Sternwheeler, steel hull, packet.  Size: 189.2' X 42' X 6.2'
    Power: 16's-6 ft. from TACOMA.  4 boilers.
    Launched: 1925, Charleston w. Va. (hull), completed, Pt. Pleasant, W. Va.
              for Greene Line Steamers Inc. under supervision of Capt.
              Jesse P. Hughes 
    Destroyed: 1947, Feb.withdrawn from service
               1950, Oct. 22, sold to Dayton Boat Harbor, Dayton Ky., and
                     converted a yacht harbor club boat.
    Area: 1925, Cincinnati-Pomeroy-Charleston
          1934-36, Cincinnati-Louisville
          1950 - Dayton Ky.
    Owner: Captain Gordon C. Greene and Carrie Greenwood (Greene Line Steamers)
           1950 - ?Dayton Boat Harbor?, Dayton, Ky.
    Captains: 1925- Chris Greene and later Volney (Stogey) E. White
    Comments: used the whistle from HOMER SMITH.
    Comments:  1925, Cincinnati, Backed into and sank the GREENWOOD. 

    Launched: 1860
    Area: 1860-?85?, U. San Joaquin and Tuolumne Rs., Calf.
    Owner: Ling Bros.

Name: CHRYSOPOLIS (Means "Golden City") / OAKLAND
    Type: Side-wheeler               Size: 245 X 40 ft., 1,000 Passengers
    Launched: 1860, San Francisco, for $200,000
    Destroyed: 1940, scrapped out then burned.
    Area: Sacramento to San Francisco,  California Delta
    Owner: North, John
    Captain and pilots: Capt. Whitney, James
    Comments: until 1930, was ferry boat between San Francisco and Oakland.
            : 1861, Dec. 31, Ran Sacramento to San Francisco, CA, 117 miles:
              5 hrs, 19 mins  22.03 mph avg.

    Destroyed: went aground, abandoned.
    Area: Hudson R.
    Owner: Smith brothers of Nyack, NY
    Comments:  From site visitor:
               Was disappointd not to see a picture of the boat CHRYSTENAH,
               owned by the Smith brothers of Nyack, NY, on the Hudson River.
               The boat was named for their mother, who was a member of the
               Demarest family, one of the oldest Dutch families of NY and NJ.
               The boat had an oil painting of Chrystenah displayed in the
               salon, which was removed from the boat after it went aground
              (I think around New Rochelle) and was probably abandoned.
               I have the painting in my guest room.
               Mary Ann Kaucher

    Launched: 1845
    Area: Miss. R.
    Captain(s): 1847 or so, Captain, William J. Kountz, Second Mate,
                1848 or so, Peppers,George H. 

    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.
    Size: hull, 220' X 30' X 6.'. Overall dimentions, 249' X 58'.
    Power: 24's-7 ft., 4 boilers, each 40" X 28'.  Wheels, 32' 8" w/ 11' 4" buckets  
    Launched; 1850, Freedom, Pa., Cahrles Graham, Jr. and Co.
    Destroyed: 1856, Dismantled
    Area: 1850, made Trip Pittsburg-Beaver, Pa.
          Otherwise through 1855, Pittsburgh-Cincinnati with occasional
            Louisville-St. Louis trips.
    Owners: For a time ran under Pittsburgh & Cincinnati Line colors.
    Captain(s): 1850 William J. Kountz
                Later, John Birmingham and Hiram Kountz
    Comments: stacks towered 84.7' from water, highest on any boat till then.
              Had 52 rooms and 106 berths.

    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.   Size: 276 tons.
    Launched: 1951, Cincinnati, Oh.    
    Destroyed: 1853, May, Brazos, Tex. stranded.
    Comments: wandered afar and was eventually lost by stranding at Brazos, Tex.

    Type:  A James B. Eads gunboat
    Launched: 1861
    Destroyed: 1863, Apr.  Union Gunboat sunk by 10 inch cannon while
               attacking Vicksburgh during the battle of Vicksburg.
    Comments: 1862, Confederate General Tilgham surrendered aboard
              her at Fort Henry.  Last boat to be sunk during the
              Vicksburg Campaign.
    Comments: From The Wheeling Register, Monday, March 31, 1879

Name: CINCINNATI, originally the FAVORITE
    Ferryboat, Cincinnati, Oh. 1876-92.

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Type: sidewheel, steel hull packet/excursion boat/gambling boat/?hotel? Size: When new, 285' X 45.6' X 7.3' 1933, entire superstructure rebuilt to 291.5' X 84' X 7.5', 3,100 Passengers Power: engines, compound non-condensing, by Barnes, 22's 40's-9ft. 6 oil burning boilers 1978, converted to diesel, 3 Muray and Tregurtha, prop units, one each side and one at stern delivering 2,000 hp. Launched: 1924, Midland, Pa. by Midland Barge Co. (hull), completed at Cincinnati, 1924. $417,000 Destroyed: As of 1999, Continues to operate, New Orleans. Area: 1924-30, made Cincinnati-New Orleans Mardi Gras trips each year. Principal business of boat was summer Louisville-Cincinnati packet trade Owners: 1924, John W. Hubbard, Pittsburg 1933, sold to Streckfus Steamers 1981, sold to New Orleans Steamboat Company 1980 late, - 1992 or so, John Connelly, Pittsburgh businessman LAter sold to Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. 1004 or so Printer David Campbell, Effingham, Ill, pruchased from Capri Casinos for 1 dollar. Companies associated with: 1924- Operated by Louisville and Cincinnati Packet Company until it ran on hard times, then went to Streckfus Steamers. Captains: Lax, Hilmar For many years, Streckfus, Verne Comments: Was first all steel excursion Steamer. 1928, May 24, collided with mv BELFONT. CINCINNATI's engineer, Homer Johnson was killed. 1929, appeared for completion celebration for Ohio River locks. : 1933 recieved entire new superstructure. 1942, July: ran Dubuque's last excursion before W.W. II. : 1944, gards enclosed with glass One source : 1989, registered by the National Park Service as a National Historic Landmark. : 1991, Apr 1, Davenport Iowa, opened as one of the first cambling boats in America : Over time artist from Louis Armstrong to U2 performed on her. : 2008, July, reported as being moved from Alton, Ill. to Metropolis, Ill to be set with wheels for a 1500 ft. trip to a property where she will be restored. Don't know what happened to those plans but now - : 2008, Oct., presently being dismantled into 15 hugh pieces by an Alton, Ill. shipyard to be reassembled and refurbished on land-locked Tower Lake, in St. Elmo, Ill., some 75 mi. inland where she will be used as a visitor attraction and hotel. Campbell, still the owner, hopes to retain her Historic Registry even though she will be fitted out with a water park and other attractions within. Name: CINDERELLA Launched: 1850'S? Area: Ohio R.?
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