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3. Name: G. WINTER Launched: 1840's late? Size, 73 tons. Area: 1853, Sacramento R. Calif. Name: G. H. WILSON Launched: 1850s or 60s? Area: U. Miss. R. Comments: Mentioned in this Article 1. Name: G. W. GRAHAM Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet Size: 245' X 39' X 6.5' Power: 25's- 7 ft., 3 boilers Launched: 1861, Elezabeth, Pa., Capt. C.W. Batchelor supervised boat's building. Destroyed: 1867, July 11, St. Louis, Burned with YELLOWSTONE Area: 1861, St. Louis-Memphis 1867, Made trip up Mo. R. to Fort Buford. Owner: 1861, Haliday and Co. Cairo, Ill. Captain: 1861, Bart Bowen; pilot Sam Bowen, both of Hannibal, Mo. *1861, Master, probably for one trip, St. Louis-Memphis, Jones Worden Comments: Named for Capt. G. Wash Graham. : the Bowens had southern sympathies and this boat was banned from landing at Hannibal. Comments: Mentioned in this Article *Jones Worden's Steamboats and Steamboating Career by Frederick J. Worden 1. Name: G. W. HILL/ISLAND MAID See Post Card Pictures
G.W. HILL
G.W. HILL 1912-14 Click on picture to enlarge
Type: Sternwheel, wood hull, packet Size:190' X 36' X 5'
	Power: 16's - 7', three  42" X 24' boilers
    Launched: 1909, Jeffersonville, Ind. by Howard yard for G.W. Hill
    Destroyed: 1932, Dec. 7, burned on ways at Madison, Ind.
    Area: 1909, St. Louis - Calhoun County trade
          1912-23, Tramped new Orleans - Pittsburgh 
          1923-32, Coney Island ferry service
    Owners: 1909-11, Granderson Winfrey Hill
           1912-23, Capt. D.W.Wisherd and Sam Gegory
           1923-32, Coney Island Company, Cincinnati
    Comments: Second boat to enter the new Keokuk lock
            : 1923, renamed ISLAND MAID
            : 1929, spring, Cincinnati, most of upper works burned.
              Rebuilt.
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