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1. Name: EMBASSY Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size:236 tons Launched: 1849, Wheeling, W. Va. Destroyed; 1856, off the lists. Area: 1849, Pittsburgh-St. Louis Later, Nashville-Memphis Captains: 1849-?, E. Bennett Comments: 1849, June 9, mouth of Green R., near three Mile Bar, Collapsed two boiler flues. 10 killed, 25 injured. CHANCELLOR towed dammaged boat to Evansville. Name: EMERALD Area: Mo. R. Name: EMERALD LADY/BELLE of CINCINNATI
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Type: Excursion boat/Casino boat Area: Presently (1999), Cincinnati Owners: Presently, BB Riverboats Captains: At one time, Donald J. Sanders 1. Name: EMIGRANT Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 343 tons. Launched: 1856, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1860, Nov. 19, Doziers Landing, above Port Royal, Mo. burned. Area: St. Louis-St. Joseph, Mo. 1857, June 22, Diary of E.F. Beadle has her arriving up to Omaha. Owner: Capt. William Terrell Captain: William Terrell Name: EMILIE Type: Side-wheeler Size: 225 X 32 Launched: 1858? Area: U. Mo. R. Captain and pilots: Capt. LaBarge, Joseph Comments: 1862, June 6, Raced SPREAD EAGLE on U. Mo. from morings near Ft. Berthold in Dakota Territory. SPREAD EAGLE rammed EMILIE'S bow to keep her from winning. Emilie won race by 4 days on June 17th. : 1860, Apr., 8 - 10 mi. below Dakota City, Neb. took passengers and freight fron sinking GUS LIMA. (Dakota City Herald) 3. Name: EMILY JANE Launched: 1840s, late Area: 1840s, late, Sacramento R., Calf.

Name: EMMA   Boats with the first name EMMA


1. Name: EMPEROR
   Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet
   Size: 240' X 32' X 8.', 397 tons
   Launched: 1848, Jeffersonville, Ind.
   Destroyed: 1856, July 1, Mobile, lost. (Don't know how - D)
   Area: 1850-51, New Orleans-Vicksburg trade
   1852 & 54, New Orleans-Bayou Sara trade
   Captains: 1850-51, M.W. Jenks
   1852, J.A. Cotton
   1854, Landry
   Owners: 1854, sold to Mobile, Ala. 
   Comments:
   
Name: EMPEROR of RUSSIA
    Type:                Size: 134' X 30' X 9-1/2'
    Launched: 1816
    Area: Eastern Boat
    Owner: Hudson River Steamboat Company
    Comments: Source

Name: EMPIRE
    Comments:  Made run N.O. - Louisville 1837, 6/17/0


Name: EMPIRE 
EMPIRE
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Detroit Publishing Company Collection. Click on picture to enlarge
Type: Sidewheeler Size: 260', 1,000 ton Launched: 1844 Area: Great Lakes Captain and pilots: Capt. Comments: The first steamer in U.S. exceeding 1000 tons, this lavish vessel ushered in the era of the "Magnificent Palace Steamers" that lasted until around 1855. Mentioned in this Article 3. Name: EMPIRE Type: Size: 149-1/2 tons. Launched: 1840s, late Area: 1840s, late - 1853, Sacramento R., Calf.
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Name: EMPIRE
    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size; 152' X 29.5' X 3.6', 152 tons
    Launched: 1854, Calafornia, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1856, Apr. 15, Island #37, snagged and lost.
    Area: Miss. R.
    Owners; 1854, A.S. Sheperd, Pittsburg and George Doyl, Steubenville, Oh.
            1855, Cox, Brainard and Company
            1856, Wm. Underwood and A. Palacio, Portland, Ky. and
                  Wm. G. Underwood and J.B. Russell, New Albany, Ind..
    Captains: 1855, Charles Miller
    Comments; FALL CITY took off passengers and freight and took to Memphis. 

Name: EMPIRE CITY
    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 150' X 34.5' X 5.6', 260 tons.
    Launched: 1854, California, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1866, Jan. 12, St. Louis, lost in ice.
    Area: 1854- outbreak of war, Pittsburgh-St. Louis 
          1862-65, in U.S. service as transport.
    Owners: 1854, James Vandergrift, Issac Hamilton, C.P. Caughey, Samuel
                  Barr, Jr. and William H Stackhouse of Pittsburgh and David
                  G. Mulford, New York.
            186? Sold to Capt Jacob Hazlep, St. Louis
    Captains: 1854, P.S. Mulford
              Later on Pittsburgh-St. Louis run, Ben Way, Master
              1862-65, Jacob Hazlep, master.

Name: EMPIRE CITY
         3. California Delta, 1871, Empire City-Mumford, CA
    Owner: 3. 1871, California Pacific Railroad

1. Name: EMPRESS
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 845 tons.
    Launched: 1861, Madison, Ind.
    Destroyed: 1864, Oct. 28, Island 34, snagged, sank and broke in two.
    Area: 1861, St. Louis-New Orleans
          1862, April, After being impressed into U. S. service, left St, Louis for
                Tenn. R. with nurses, hospital supplies.  Met with IMPERIAL there.
                IMPERIAL was being outfited as floating hospital.
                EMPRESS returned St. Louis w/900 wounded. 
    Captains: during war, John Molloy
    Comments: From The Diary Of Joseph T. Anderson, shopkeeper,
             Commerce Mo.
            - Saturday, August 31, 1861.  "We are still on Burnums
             Island. . . ."  " . . . Yesterday morning Mr. Gaither
             and several other men went to Cairo on the EMPERESS which
             had lain here all night, as witnesses against A. Moore
             and others for stealing horses. . . ."
           : 1863, Aug. 10, Capt. Molloy was decapitated by Confederate cannonball
                   when stepping from his cabin on Texas deck.

Name: EMPRESS OF THE NORTH
	Type: Sternwheel overnight excursion boat.  Size: 360', 3,200 tons.	
	Launched: 2003
	Cruises: 4, 7 and 11 nights.
	Comments: See American West Steamboat Company/EMPRESS OF THE NORTH
Name: EMULATOR Source Type: Sternwheeler? Size: Launched: Date unknown. Built by Walton Bros., William and Edward Area: Magnetawan R./Lake Cecebe, Ontario Canada Owner: Walton Bros. Name: ENDEAVOR originally the JOHN. T. MOORE 1871-96 or so Name: ENDORS Type: 1840s? Size: Destroyed: 1849, May 17, Fire at St.Louis docks Name: ENOCH TRAIN 1. Name: ENOS TAYLOR Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 116' X 20' X 3.5' Power: 10's - 3-1/2ft.; 1 boiler, 40" dia. X 20' Launched: 1893, Higginsport, Oh. for Capt. Robert Taylor, Higginsport Destroyed: 1912, DeKoven, Ky. Burned. Area: at first, briefly, Madison, Ind.-Monterey, Ky., and up Ky. R. 1895, fall, Madison, Ind.-St. Louis and Natchez, delivering new barges built at Madison for U.S. Gov. For several years ran Gallipolis-Huntington. 1902-04, towed Eisenbarth-Henderson Floating Theater 1904 late - Wabash and Saline Rs. towing logs Owners: Originally, Capt. Robert Taylor 1902-04, late, Feb., Purchased by E.E. Eisenbarth 1904, late sold to Bruns-Bokersox Lumber Co., Shawneetown, Ill. Captains: 1883-1902, Robert Taylor 1902-04, E.E. Eisenbarth Comments: Named for owners son.
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Name: ENTERPRISE No. 1
    Type:                Size: 45 ton
    Launched: 1814, Brownsville, Pa.
	Destroyed: 1817, Rock Harbor, lost
    Area: Pittsburgh - New Orleans
    Owner: French, Daniel and Shreve, Henry, and their
           Monongahela Steam Navagation Co.
    Captain and pilots: Capt. Shreve, Henry
    Comments: 1815, First boat to ascend the Miss R. and Ohio R.  
                    Did it in 25 days.
              1815: 1st boat of its kind to make run N.O. - Natchez,
                    4/11/20
              1817, May, Made run N.O. to Louisville 1815, 25/2/40
    Comments: from Boone's Lick Heritage Quarterly.
			: Also See

Name: ENTERPRISE(Z?)E No. 2?
    Launched: 1830s? late?
    Area: 1840, U. Miss. R.
    Comments: Ran supplies for Andrew Jackson
    Comments: Mentioned in this Article

3. Name: ENTERPRIZE
    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: ENTERPRISE Fictional Source, Better Source
    Type: Sternwheeler               Size:
    Launched: 1959 
    Destroyed: 1960?
    Area: Miss. R.
    Owner: Warner Bros.
    Captain: Gray Holden (Darrin McGavin)
    Pilot(s): Bill Blake (Noah Berry Jr.), Ben Frazer (Bert Reynolds)
    Comments:  Was the star of Television series "Riverboat"
              William D. Gordon was Travis.
    Comment:  I do not know what boat, if any real boat, was used to
               make this series - Dave

Name: EQUATOR
    Launched: 1850s ?
    Area: U. Miss. R.
    Comments: Mentioned in this Article

1. Name: ERA No. 8
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet
    Size: 121.9' X 25.3' X 4.'
    Launched: 1867, Madison, Ind.
    Destroyed: 1882, removed from documentation
    Areas: Originally, Red River
           *Early 1870s and maybe longer, Sabine R. Tex.
    Owners: At first, Red River Packet Company
            1869, Feb. 25, purchased by Capt. W.H. Blessings
                  Minority stockholders, L.A. Campbell and Capt. John W. Cannon
    Captains: At first S.H. Kouns
              1869, Feb.  owner, Capt W.H. Blessings became master
              *1870s, early, G. B. Burr, Sabine R. Tex.

Name: ERADICATOR
    Type: Smag-boat               Size:

3. Name: ERASTUS CORNING
    Launched: 1850s? Early?
    Area: 1851 or 2, San Joaquin R. Calf.
    
3. Name: ESMERALDA
    Launched: Somewhere between 1860 and 1911
    Area: U. San Joaquin and Tuolumne Rs., Calf.
        : Also see: California Delta
   
Name: ESSEX
    Area: Miss. R.
    Comments: 1865, Apr. Helped in rescuing SULTANA'S passengers.

Name: ETNA
    Launched: By 1815
    Area: Hudson and Miss. R.
    Owner:  Livingston, Robert and Fulton, Robert. and their Ohio
            Steamboat Navigation Company.

Name: ETOWA BILL
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Picture donated by Ken McCulloch
Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet Area: Coosa R. Comments: Picture is the source for this listing Name: EUDORA Launched: 1840s? Destroyed: 1849, May 17, Fire at St. Louis docks 3. Name: EUDORA Launched: 1840's late? Size: 196 tons. Area: 1853, Sacramento R. Calif. Name: EUGENE
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Type: Sternwheeler, wood hulled packet Size: 170'X 34' X 4.4' Power: Rees engines, 12's-5 ft. Two 48" X 20' boilers with 10" flues. Launched: 1887, Pittsburgh, Pa. Destroyed: 1898, Dismantled at Pittsburgh in Rees shop Area: Miss. R., Memphis-Arkansas R. Trade Comments: Parts were used in LUCILLE NOWLAND : Source Way's Packet Directory, 1884 - 1994 : Photo of model owned by Ray Harrington Name: EUPHRASE Destroyed: 1840, wrecked at Euphrase Bend, Mo. R. Area: Mo. R. Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage : Euphrase Bend was named after this boat. 1. Name: EUREKA Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 112 tons. Launched: 1847, Elizabethtown, Pa. Destroyed: 1851, Nov. 20, Tombigbee R., Ala., lost in collision with CORINNE. Area: 1851, Up White R. to Elbow Shoals, Mo. (MENTIONED IN THIS ARTICLE) Name: EUREKA (Source) Type: Gasoline powered. Probably a sternwheeler Area: 1901 or so, U. White R. Name: EVANSVILLE 1854-64 Name: EVANSVILLE 1869-89 1. Name: EVANSVILLE/CRESCENT CITY/EVANSVILLE
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1906 EVANSVILLE
From
The James E. York Post Card Collection
     Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet
    Size: 120.2' X 30' X 5.2'.  22 staterooms.
    Power: Engines by C.T. Dumont, 14's- 5 ft..  Two boilers, each 40" X 26'.  Two 14" flues.
    Wheel: Stern. 17'in dia. working 21' buckets.
    Launched: 1880, Cincinnati, Oh.
    Destroyed: 1931, July 25, Boling Green, Ky., burned
    Area: Green R. trade
          1890, July - Nov., was in Cairo-Tiptonville trade
          1890, Nov., returned to Green R. trade
          1895, went to Wheeling-Clarington trade for about 6 weeks
                Returned to Green River Trade
          1897, Evansville-Green R. trade
    Owners: When new, Evansville, Green and Barren River Navigation Company
            1890, July, sold to Capt. Cole Boren and others. Combined, these gents may have been the 
                  Cairo & Tipton Packet Company.
            1895, Mar., sold to Capt John F. Klein and others
            1897, purchased by the Louisville & Nashville Railroad, rebuilt and renamed CRESCENT CITY
            1903, L&N R.R. was consolidated into the Evansville & Bolling Green Packet Company
                  Retained boat's name and trade
    Captains: when new, Elmore Bewley
              1895, late, in Green R. Trade, Abbott Veatch
              1897, Dick Williams, Evansville-Green R.
              1903, M.P. Kimbley, same trade
    Comments: 1897. was rebuilt and renamed CRESCENT CITY 
            : 1906 this boat was completely rebuilt by E&BG Packet Co,
                   renamed and again documented as EVANSVILLE
            : 1919, July 11, Aberdeen, Ky., sank and quickly raised.
            : Whistle went to the towboat TOM WILLIAMS


Name: EVANSVILLE 1906-31(see above)

Name: EVENING STAR
    Launched: 1858
    Area: Ohio R.; Mo. R. St. Joseph to K.C.; Miss. R.
    Owner: Union Packet Line
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1. Name: EVENING STAR
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 343 tons.
    Launched: 1864, Freedom, Pa., completed at Wellsville, Oh.
    Destroyed: 1869, Aug. 4, St. Louis, burned and lost.
    Area: 1864, Mo. R. trade
          1867, running Mo. R. trade
          At one time, Osage R. Mo.
    Captains: 1864, Murphy
    Comments: 1866, Jan. took many survivors from exploded W.R. CARTER
                    to Vicksburg.
              : Mentioned in this Article.

Name: EVERGREEN
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The EVERGREEN attending the raising/burning of the HENRY M. STANLEY From
The James E. York Post Card Collection
    Type: Sternwheel, woodenhull packet
    Size: 119.5' X 22.5' X 3.5'
    Power: Compound engines, one boiler, 43" X 20'
    Launched: 1902, Parkersburg, W. Va.
    Destroyed: 1916, Point Pleasant, dismantled
    Area: At first, Winfield-Charleston on Kanawha R.
          Later, Gallipolis-Charleston
    Owners: Built for The Green Line
    Captains: In Gallipolis-Charleston trade, Bert Higgenbottom
    Comments: Much of her equipment came from the T.D. DALE
            : 1912-13, winter. Hit wall of  Kanawah R. lock No. 7.
                      Caved in one side of hull.

Name: EVERGREEN orginally the KIWANIS
      1923-48
      
3. Name: EXCEL
    Launched: 1840's mid - late?
    Area: 1850s, early, Sacramento R. Calif.

1. Name:EXCEL
    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 150' X 27' X 5'
    Power: 12's-4 ft.  2 boilers.
    Launched: 1851, McKeessport, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1856, Mo. R., Osage Chute, snagged and lost. Map
    Area: 1851, Cumberland R.
          Later was on Ill. R. then went Memphis to Hatchie R. and Mo. R.
          Later still went Mo. R. with Capt Beasley
    Owners: 1851 was under W.P. Henry and Company.
            Later went to a Mr. Miller, St Louis
            Later yet to Capt. Ben F. Beasley
    Captains: toward end, Ben Beasley

1. Name: EXCEL/ALMA
    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 95.4' X 14.3' X 2.8'
    Power: 8" - 26", 1 boiler.
    Launched: 1901, Middleport, Oh.
    Area: When new, Millwood-Middleport trade.
          Later, on Little Kanawha R., Parkerburg-Creston
    Owners: 1907, purchased by Albert Monteith
    Comments: When new, Capt. Snell.A. Divinney was clerk.
            : 1907, Monteith converted to towboat and renamed ALMA.

Name: EXCELSIOR
    Type: Side-wheeler
    Launched: 1850s?
    Area: Miss. R.

Name: EXPANSION
    Type: Stern-wheeler.   Size: 78 ton.
    Comments: Grounded on Yellowstone R. sandbar at low-water season.
              Freed by off-loading passengers and freight.

Name: EXPEDITION
    Launched: 1818, Pittsburgh, Pa.   Size: 120 tons.
    Area: U. Mo. and the Miss. R.
    Comments: Went up river with WESTERN ENGINEER as part of 1st
              expidition up the Mo. R to establish a U. S. military
              presence at the mouth of the Yellowstone R..
    Comments: from Boone's Lick Heritage Quarterly.
			: Also See

Name: EXPEDITIOUS
    Launched: 1819, at Wheeling, W. Va.
    Area: Ohio R.
    Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA,
              WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER,  June 24, 1951

Name: EXPLORER, U. S.
    Type: Stern-wheel Ironclad               Size:
    Launched: 1857
    Destroyed: 1857, left tied to a tree on Colorado R. on first
               voyage.
    Area: Colorado R.
    Owner: U. S. Gov.
    Captain and pilots: Capt. Army Lieutenant, Ives.

3. Name: EXPRESS
    Launched: 1840's mid - late?   Size: 104 tons.
    Area: 1850s, early, Sacramento R. Calif.

Name: EXPRESS No. 2
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From
The James E. York Post Card Collection
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet
    Size: 500.25 tons
	Launched: 1870, Wheeling, W. Va.
    Destroyed: 1879, dismantled
    Captains: when new, S.J. Halderman
              1875, A.B. Booth
              1878, Martin F. Noll was clerk
    Comments: 1879-92, hull served as wharfboat at Wheeling, W. Va.
            : Machinery went to the ST. LAWRENCE

Name: EXPRESS MAIL
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 164.7' X 25' X 6', 236 tons.
    Launched: 1841, Cincinnati, Oh.
    Destroyed: 1846, Apr. 27, Campti, La., Snagged and lost.
    Area: 1841-43, Pittsburgh-Cincinnati
          1843-45, St. Louis-New Orleans
          1845, New Orleans- Red River trade, then Cincinnati-New Orleans.
    Captains: 1841-43, S.J. Halderman
              1843-45, William Kountz, Master; Henry Ealer, pilot.
              1845 on, John Smoker, Red River; James Ellis, Cincinnati-N.O.
 
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