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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
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
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. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Detroit Publishing Company Collection. Click on picture to enlarge
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.
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
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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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
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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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
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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