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Name: DI VERNON Type: Size: 255' Launched: 1840s?, early Comments: Mentioned in articles here and here Name: DIADO Area: 1862, Ciaro-Columbus Comments: From site visitor Forrest Fothergil The Civil War Journal of 2nd Liut. Rev. Victor M. Dewey mentiones a steamer called "Diado." I have very little information on it. All I know is it carried the 124th Ill. Inf. Vols. from Cairo to Columbus on 7 Oct 1862. My guess is that it did duty on the Mississippi for most of the war. The diary is not currently available, and frankly it doesn't give much information on the War. Most of the entries give only the specifics of where the 124th marched that day 1. Name: DIAMOND JO Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull townboat/packet. Size: 165.5' X 32' X 4.', 242 tons. Designed by, Capt. Hudson Porter, a ship's carpenter. Launched: 1864, Prairie du Chien, Wis. for Diamond Jo Line Destroyed: 1883, Dubuque, Dismantled. Area: U. Miss. R. 1875, Fulton-Burlington Owner: Diamond Jo Line Captains: 1864- William Fleming, Lancing, Mi. *For a time, Master, Joseph Reynolds (Diamond Jo);John Killeen, Mate 1875-78, Ben Conger; clerk, Al Conger 1878-83, R.F. Isherwood * Near end piloted by Oscar M. Ruby Comments: Was 2nd boat of the line. : * Was briefly in the Davidson Line, under Capt. E.H. Thomas, : * Also was briefly under the Minnesota Packet Company, then briefly under the North Western Union Packet Company. : 1869, Just above Dubuque, snagged and sunk. Raised. : 1872, Below Keithsburg, Ill, hit some rocks and sank. Raised. : Machinery went to JOSEPHINE Source:* Much of this info from an article by William Petersen in The Palimpsest Name: DIANA Launched 1828, Brush Creek, Ohio Owner: Capt. Joseph Swager Name: DIANA Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size: Destroyed: ?*1836, Oct. Snagged 2-1/2 mi above Rocheport Mo. at what is now known as Diana Bend.? Dates conflict between sources. Area: Miss., Mo. and Ohio Rs. Owner: Capt. Joseph Swager. Captain(s): 4. *1838, Joseph Swager Shallcross, John Companies Associated with: ?American Fur Co.? Comments: Built for Cincinnati and Louisville Packet Co. by Capt. Swager, Joseph, one of the founders of line. Comments: from Boone's Lick Heritage Quarterly. : boat was built at cost of $37,000. Made $25,000 in 1st. season. : 4. Captured reward of $500 in gold from U.S. Postal service for being first steamboat to make New Orleans-Louisvill in under 6 days. Did it in 183?8? in 05/23/15. Name: DIANA Launched: 1840, after or 1850s? Area: Ohio R. and Miss. R. and Mo. R. Owner: Lightning Line 3. Name: DIANA Launched: 1840's mid? Area: Sacramento R. Calf. Comments: 1849, Aug. 31, Listed in the Alta Californian as plying trade on the waters of the Sacramento R. Name: DIANA Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 296 tons Power: 30-1/2's - 8 ft., 4 boilers, each 42" X 28-1/2' Launched: 1845 for owner, Capt Joseph Swager Destroyed: 1850, Jan. 23, Pilot Station, New Orleans, lost in collision with OHIO. Area: Louisville-New Orleans Owner: Capt. Joseph Swager Name: DIANA Launched: 1849, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1864, off the lists. 1. Name: DIANA/ROSALIE JUDSON Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 257' X 37' X 7.' Power: 28's- 9 ft. Wheels: 37' dia. w/12-1/2' buckets and 30" dip. Launched: 1857, Jeffersonville, Ind. by Howard Yard Destroyed: 1867, off the lists. Area: 1857, Louisville-New Orleans Owners: 1857, principally, Capt Edward T. Sturgeon 1862, Dec. 6, Sold to USQMD 1866, Apr. 14, sold to private interests and renamed ROSALIE JUDSON Captains: 1857, 1850, Edward T. Sturgeon Comments: 1858, raced the BALTIC 1858, June, was present and picked up survivors when PENNSYLVANIA blew up. 1860: Drive Shaft accident aboard the Diana. During Civil War was Union troop transport and supply boat.
Name: DIANA 1858-1863 Name: DIANA 1865-1878 Name: DIANA 1870-post 79 Name: DIANA 1894-?? Name: DIANNA 1880-?? 1. Name: DICK BROWN
Type: Stern-wheel wooden hull packet Size: 132' X 24' X 4.5' Power: Compound engines, 8-1/2's 15's- 15 ft. by Marietta Mfg. Launched: 1893, Harmar, Oh. by Knox Yard Destroyed: 1900, June 23, Sedamsville, Oh., sank Area: When new, local trade out of Huntington, W. Va. Later, Cincinnati-Kentucky R. Owners: The Browns Later sold to the White Collar Line, Cincinnati Comments: Machinery went to the ROBERT TAYLOR 1. Name: DICK FOWLER
Type: stern-wheel, wooden hull packet Size: 175' X 31' X 6.5' Power: Engines, 16's- 6'. Three Boilers, each 42" dia. by 26 ft. Launched: 1892, Evansville, Ind. Destroyed: 1911, Nov. sank in wind storm. Area: 1893-1912, Cairo-Paducah Owners: The Fowlers of Paducah, Ky. 1911, June, Purchased by Capt. Ralph Emerson Captains: Ben Howard 1905, R.D. Crider Comments: Bell was from W.P. HALLIDAY. Whistle from the IDLEWILD. : Speed trials - Cairo-Evansville, 14 hr., 7 min. beating the IDLEWILD by 42 min. 1896, Apr. 10, raced SPREAD EAGLE, Paducah-Cairo. Won by 9 min. After that she wore antlers on her roof with a sign "Take Them If You Can." Nobody did. Name: DICKY or DICKEY Type: Size: 255' Comments: From The Diary Of Joseph T. Anderson, shopkeeper, Commerce Mo. - Saturday night, March 23d, 1861. " . . . The Dicky came up with the mail about 5 o'clock." - Tuesday Night, March 26th., '. . . The Dickey landed about half an hour after dark going down, put off the mail and John Jehlen with a lot of groceries, also groceries for Woods and Newman. . . . " - Tuesday Night, April 2nd, 1861. "Business dull. Weather rainy. The Dickey came down about 2 o'clock, took Hess Isobel on for Hickman, put off mail and shoved out upon the bossom of the deep. - Saturday Night, April 4th, 1861. "The Dickey and (E.M.) Ryland both landed at the same time about 4 o'clock. . . . " - Tuesday Night, April 9th, 1861. "River rising. Boats thick. Dickey landed 3 o'clock, put off some freight and mail. . . . " - Tuesday Night, April 16th, 1861. "Business dull. River on stand. Boats plenty. Intelligence came thismorning on the Dickey that it was a mistake about Anderson being killed, but true that Fort Sumpter had been taken and its inmates being taken prisoners. - Tuesday Night, April23rd, 1861. "Business tolerable. River faling. Some boats running. Dickey landed down about 6 o'clock, put off Mr. Eversol and Mrs. Swinney. Bad news with reguard to war." - Saturday Night, April 27th, 1861. "Business has been tolerable good today. River falling. Weather rainy. Boats running. Dickey went up about 11 o'clock today with a number of emiguants on her from the South, they being sent from there because they would not join the army. . . ." - Saturday, May 4th, 1861. "Business dull. Weather good. The Dickey came up in due time and the Memphis down, weather looks very gloomy." - Tuesday Night, May 7th, 1861. "Business dull. Weather fine. River on stand. Diockey went down this afternoon. . . ." - Wednesday Night, May 14th, 1861. "Business Dull. River rising. Weather fine. Dickey sailed." - Wednesday Night, May 15th, 1861. "Business tolerable in bacon and butter. River rising very fast. Memphis up today. Dickey down with good mail. Learned the Southerners were taken prisoners in St. Louis." - Sunday Night, May 16th, 1861. ". . . Dickey went up today, weather rainy most of the day but cleared in the evening fine and nice. . . ." Name: DIME Comments: Mentioned in this Article Name: DISCOVERY III Type: Sternwheeler replica Size: Beam 34', length: 156', Draft 3', #passengers 900 Speed: 14 knts. 3 enclosed decks, 1 open deck, 2 galleys, 9 rest rooms, 1 gift shop Launched: 1987 Power 2, 540 h.p. 12V71 Detriot Diesels Area: Alaska Captain and pilots: Capt. Jim Binkley, Skip Binkley, Jim Binkley Jr., Johne Binkley Comments: For more on Alaskan Riverboats, see Alaskan Riverboats Name: DIRECTOR Launched: 1850s? Area: Panama; ? Owner: Vanderbilt, Cornelius Captain and pilots: Capt. Name: DISPATCH Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet Size: 45 tons Launched: 1846, Freedom, Pa. Destroyed: 1854, off the lists Area: 1848, Jan., tri-weekly, Pittsburgh-Monongahela City, Pa. Owner: 1846, first owners, Andrew Leach, Jr., William Bell, Thomas Smith and George Bradshaw, all of Allegheny City, Pa. Captains: 1848, Jan., John Nelson Comments: Boat became associated with Leechburg coal mine above Elizabeth and towed coal barges. 1. Name: DIURNAL Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size: 170' X 24' X 5.' 199 tons. Power: Engines 18's- 7ft, from the LOUIS McLANE. Three Boilers, each 40" X 24' Launched: 1850, Nov.Brownsville, Pa. Destroyed: 1863, Sept. 12, St. Charles, Ark., burned. Area: When new - 1857, Pittsburgh-Wheeling Owners: 1852, Capt. Thomas D. Calhoon, Georgetown, Pa. and others 1857, Capt, James H. Sholes and others Later Capts. John and David McDonald and others Captains: When new, Willis S. Conwell 1854, A.S. Shepard Comments: Was run as towboat for coal under Capts. John and David McDonald 1. Name: DIURNAL Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet. Size: 200'X 31.3' X 4. Launched: 1879, Harmar, Oh/Wheeling W. Va. for Capt. John K. Booth Destroyed: 1885 - Grassy Flats, above Louisville, sank and lost. Area: 1879: Ohio R., Wheeling, W. Va. to St Mary's Wheeling-Parkersburg Owners: When new, Capt. John K. Booth, 1884, 1/4, Capt. J. Mack Gamble Captain(s): 1879, A.B. Booth, Muhleman : 1884 or 5, Master, J. Mack Gamble, *possibly with Capts. Ike Fisher and Mike Davis as pilots. Companies Associated with: 1879 or so, Wheeling & Parkersburg Packet Company. : 1885 or so, chartered to Louisville & Evansville Packet Company Comments: Notes from WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, June 24, 1951 : Mentioned in LDS Document and Here
Name: DIXIE Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 130.8' X 24.4' X 4.2', 106 tons. Launched: 1860, Cincinnati, Oh. Area: 1865, Shreveport-Jefferson connecting with the BART ABLE for New Orleans Destroyed: 1871, out of service. Owners: When new, Capt. S. H. Parisot and others 1865, Capt. J.D. Wilbanks Later, various owners Comments: Was Confederate transport during Civil War. See : see Note Name: DIXIE
Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet Area: Coosa River Comments: Above picture is the source for this boat's listing. Name: DIXIE Web Site Type: Sternwheel steel hull paddlewheeler Size: 78' X 25' X 22", 35 tons Launched: 1929, North Webster, Indiana Area: Boat has operated on Webster Lake, North Webster, Indiana since it was built. There is no way out of the 1,000 acre lake. Owners: 1929-39 Joseph Breek; 1939-49, Jay Knapp; 1949-59, Earl Ungeright 1959-1981, Ernest "Tag" Huffman; 1981-87, Walter Nellessen; 1987-92, Greg Van Pelt; 1992- present, Dan Thystrup Captains: 1959-80, Tag Huffman; 1983-86, Steve Huffman Comments: The Dixie is still operating as an excursion. In the early years the Dixie had a small grocery store aboard and delivered mail to residents opposite the town side of the lake. The Dixie was converted to diesel-electric in 1949. A large electric motor powers the chain driven paddlewheel. (when chain-driven sternwheelers first appeared in the 1890's they were called "Bicycle boats"). Name: DIXON PHOTO BOAT Area: 1900-10 aprox., out of Memphis on Miss. R. Owner: Jesse Dixon or Dickson Comments: This info from site visitor Glen B Nicholas 1. Name: DR. BUFFINGTON Type: Sidewheeler, Wooden hull packet Size: 175 X 32 X 5 Launched: 1857, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1862, Dec. lost on White R. (See ** below) Area: 1857-61, New Orleans - Grand Encore; 1861, N. O. - White R. Owner: 1857, Buffington, A. J. of New Orleans *1860, Avant, Nathan T. of Union, Ark. *1860, Dec. 4, Buffington, A.J., again. 1861. Witherington, A.L. of Carrollton, La. Captain: 1858, Moore, L.T. *1860, March, 28, - 1861 Avant, Nathan T. *1861, Witherington, A.L. Comments: From site visitor: *"I have a letter from the National Archives addressed to my Mother in 1940 when she was asking for information on the Dr. Buffington. They replied that the Doctor Buffingtion was built in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1857. A.J. Buffington was the original owner. On March 28,1860, Nathan T. Avant of Union Co. Arkansas became the owner and master. On December 4,1860, A.J. Buffington was again the owner and Nathan T. Avant was master. **The Doctor Buffington may have been one of six vessels sunk by Confederate forces in December,1862, to obstruct the channel of the White River and also to prevent capture by the Federal forces. I have spoons off of the Steamer Doctor Buffington. I would like to find out more if possible but have been hitting dead ends. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks", Sarah Jane Brown Comments: Also mentioned here Name: DR. BURLEIGH Area: 1876 or so, Mo. R., replaced the BELLE of LEXINGTON as ferry from Yankton, S.D. to Green Island, Neb. Later, Pierre du ?Chaine?sp. 1877 or so, returned to 1875 work, temorarily. Comments: This info from Bob Karolevitz's column The Way It Was, believed to have been in a 1995 Yankton. S.D.. newspaper. 1. Name: DR. FRANKLIN Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet. Size: 280 tons. Launched: 1843, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1846, Mar. 8, New Orleans, burned. Area: Cincinnati-New Orleans Captains: Master, John Blair Summons, Jr. Comments: Mentioned in this Article 1. Name: DR. FRANKLIN Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 156' X 24' X 4.1', 149 tons. Launched: 1847, Wheeling, Va., Dunlevy and McNaughton Yard. Destroyed: 1854, May 7, McCartney, Wiss., Collision with GALENA Area: U. Miss. R. 1847, Wheeling-Cincinnati 1847- Galena-St. Paul trade Owner: 1847, Built by Capt. John McClure of Wheeling 1847, fall, sold to Galena, Dubuque and Minnesota Packet Company 1854, Galena & Minnesota Packet Co. Captains: 1847- Master, M.W. Lodwick brother of Kennedy Lodwick; clerk, Russel BlakelyKennedy Lodwick Comments: Mentioned in this Article 1. Name: DR. FRANKLIN No. 2 Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet Size: 173' X 26.5' X 4.3' Launched: 1848, Wheeling, Va. Destroyed: 1853, July 7, St. Louis, burned. Area: U. Miss. R. Owner: 1848, Built by Capt John McClure of Wheeling 1848 or 49, winter, sold to The Harris Bros., Smith, Scribe and Meeker. Comments: Mentioned in this Article : 1852 boiler explosion on Mo. R.? See query about it. Please let me know if you know anything about this incident. Name: DOCTOR MASSIE Area: Under John Clemens, Neches R., Tex. Owners: *between 1852 and 57 purchased by Capt. John Clemens Name: DONALD B Type: Sternwheeler Size: Area: Kentucky Comments: 9/3/98, There is a rumour that this National Historic Landmark sternwheeler may soon be put up for sale.
1. Name: DORA Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet/ferryboat. Size: small Power: 17" X 34", 1 boiler Launched: 1872, by J.D. Hibbler and Capt. August Wohlt Destroyed: 1877, after, Madison Crossing, 17 mi. above St. Louis, burned when an oil lamp exploded. Owners: originally, J.D. Hibbler and Capt. August Wohlt after sinking, sold to Washington Ferry Company, Washington, Mo. Comments: 1877, Jan. 22, Mouth of Charlotte Creek, Mo. sunk by ice, raised. Name: DORA CABLER Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: unknown Launched: 1877, Cincinnati, Oh. for Capt James W. Lowell Area: Built for and remained in Cincinnati-Evansville trade Owners: Capt James W. Lowell Captains: 1879, Master, Thomas H. Armstrong Comments: had machinery and calliope from JULIA NO. 2 : see Ad Name: DORRANCE
Area: 1862, May 3 was used to transport the 2nd. Alabama Light Artillery Brigade from a factory at the mouth of Dog River to Ft. Gaines. Source: The History of Lumsden's Battery, by Dr. George Little and James R. Maxwell Name: DORTHY Type: FERRY BOAT Size: Launched: 1887. in Boonville, Mo., by builder John J. Walther. Area: Mo. R. Boonville, Mo. Owner: Porter, Capt. John Captains: Porter, Capt. John, Wilson, R. C. Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly. Name: DOTTI G. Type: Sternwheel excursion boat Size: 68' Launched: 1984, Utica, Ind. Area: 1999Aurora, Ind. Captains: Conrad Gerdes Comments: 1999, Took part in Tall Stacks Cellebration. Name: DOVER Area: Pittsburg; Allegheny R. Captain(s): Marsh, Grant Name: DREW Type: Side-wheeler Launched: 1864? Owner: Drew, Daniel Comments: 2 storey Main saloon 1. Name: DUBUQUE Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size: 230' X 35' x 5.5', 602 Tons. Power: 20's- 7 ft., Wheels were 26' with 10' buckets Launched: 1867, Hull at Wheeling, W. Va.. Completed at Pittsburg for Northern Line Packet Company Destroyed: 1879, Mar. 4, Alton Slough, burned with LAKE SUPERIOR while being readied for spring season. Area: U. Miss. R. Companies associated with: Northern Line Packet Company Keokuk Northern Line Captains: 1867, April, Master, Capt. J.W. Parker *At one time piloted by Oscar. M Ruby At one time, Thomas B, Hill Comments: Hull by Dunlevy & Co.. Engines by Snowden & Co. Cabin landscape paintings by Emil Botts. Capt. Richard C. Gray superintended construction. : 1867, May 4, first trip, hit Rock Island bridge crippling starboard engine and sustaining other damage. Name: DUBUQUE/CAPITOL orginally the PITTSBURGH :1879- Name: DUCHESS 1846-50 Name: DUCHESS 1853-66 Name: DUCHESS/PETREL Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet. Size: 226 tons. Power: Machinery from the JACOB POE Launched: 1862, Brownsville, Pa. Destroyed: 1864, Apr. 22, Yazoo R., captured and burned by Confederates Owners: Built for Capt. John H. Rhoads. 1862, Dec. 22, Cincinnati, taken over by U.S. Captains: When new, on first and only up-river trip as a packet, Pittsburgh-Cincinnati, J.H. Lightner Comments: U.S. renamed this boat, tinclad PETREL Name: DUCK Launched: Pre 1877 Area: 1877, U, White R., then Black R. Captains: 1877, John T. Warner Comments: Mentioned in this Article Name: DUFFY
Name: DUKE of ORLEANS Comments: Made run N.O. - Louisville 1843, 5/23/0 Name: DUNCAN S. CARTER Type: Side-wheeler Size: 221' X 33', 428 tons. Launched: 1858, Mound City Ill. by Howard Yard Power: 20-1/2's- 7 ft., 3 boilers. Destroyed: 1859, Aug. 28, Augusta Bend on down-trip from Weston Mo. to St. Louis. Snagged. Boat and cargo total loss. Boat valued at $44.000. Area: Mo. R. trade. : 1858, St. Louis - Leavenworth, Ks. Owner: Capt. William Pierre Edds/Eads, Jr. and Eardly O. Sayle Captain: William Eads/Edds Comments: Built for Kansas and Leavenworth, Ks. trade
From the Missouri Republican, Feb. 22, 1858
Name: DURA Type, Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Size: 70' X 14' Area: cir. 1893 - Sabine R., Tex. Owner: Capt. George Wolford Later, Capt. John G.White Comments: See Article Name: DUROCK Type: Side-wheeler Destroyed: 1852. Snagged at St. Charles Bend Area: Mo. R. Captain(s): McCloy, John
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