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Name: D.A. JANUARY/NED TRACY Type: Sidewheel, wooden hulled packet Size: 225' X 34', 440 tons Launched: 1857, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1867, Dec. 18, Chester, Ill., snagged and lost Area: 2. 1857-58, L. Miss. R., N.O. - St. Louis : 1. 1857, June 4, Documented passing Omaha, upbound in the Diary of E.F. Beatle. 1858 - 1864, Mo. R., St. Louis - St. Joseph Owner: 1862-64, pressed into U.S. service to handle sick and wounded. : 1. 1864, June 1, U.S.Q.M.D.. Converted to hospital boat. : 1. 1965, Mar. 14, sold back into private ownership and renamed NED TRACY Captains: 1. 1857-64, Patrick Yore Pilot: 2. 1857 - ?? Montgomery, J.E. Comments: 2. 1857, Dec, 13 - 1858, Jan 22 (New Oeleans to St. Louis, Sam Clemens may have been steersman for Montgomery. : See letter 1. Name: D.H. MORTON Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 173 tons. Launched: 1856, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1859, Mar. 11, Upper Ark. R. Dardanelle, Ark., Gay's Landing, head of Prairie Bend, burned while handling supplies for U.S. Gov. Area: 1857, June 22, Diary of E.F. Beadle has her arriving up to Omaha. Name: D. T. LANE Type: Area; Kanawha R., W. Virginia Captains: 1900 or so, Johnson, Benjamin Franklin Comments: This info from: Andrea Castillo Who wrote: "Could you give me any information on how to obtain a copy of my great grandfather's (Benjamin Franklin Johnson) riverboat captians license. He was a pilot on the Kanawha River in West Virginia around 1900. The riverboats he worked on were the Iron Duke, the D. T. Lane and the LEROY. 1. Name: D VAN BUSKIRK Type: Probably a sternwheel, wooden hull packet Size: 69 tons Launched: 1872, Gosport, Ind. Areas: 1876, listed at Evansville, Ind. 1881, inspected at Beaumont, Tex. was on Neches R.for one season. Captains: 1881, A. A. Neyland Comments: See source Article

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