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Name: GENERAL BRAGG Type: Cotton-clad Size: Launched: 1850s? Area: Miss. R. Comments: Confederate Name: GENERAL BROOKS Launched: 1840s? Destroyed: 1849, May 17, Fire at St. Louis docks. Owner: 1846, Capt./owner LaBarge, Joseph Captain and pilots: Capt. Name: GENERAL BROWN :An advertisment dated Jan. 14, 1825 advertised the Steam Boat
FOR ST. LOUIS, The Fine Fast Sailing Steamboat, Will leave this place about the 10th of March. For freight or passage apply to Robert Lindell & Co. Who will have items ready for Nashville, or any other port that freight may offer for.
Pittsburgh, Jan 14---if. : This information from photocopy of partial page of Pittsburgh Gazzette, March 18, 1925. Name: GENERAL BROWN Launched: 1840, after Comments: Broke Enterprise's 25 day record for up-river distance between N.O. and St. Louis. Did it in 9-1/2 days. Matched RANDOLPHS record N.O. - Louisville 1837, 6/22/0 Name: GENERAL CARROL Launched: 1820's mid to late? Area: Nashville to N.O. Captain and pilots: 1826, Cub, Sellers, Isaiah 1. Name: GENERAL CHAS. H. TOMPKINS Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 181' X 25' X 3.5', 356 tons. Power: 11's-4 ft., 2 boilers. Launched: 1878, Pittsburgh, Pa. Destroyed: Date unknown, sank 1/2 mi. above mouth of White R. Area: Built for Mo. R. trade. 1881, was in St. Stephens Mission, S.D. Later, Memphis-Ark. R. trade Owners: When new, Capt. William J. Kountz 1887-88 Season purchased by Capt. Albert B. Smith and associates, White R. Captains: 1878, Pilots, Jacob Poe and Andrew Bunton. When sunk, Master, Charles Postal; pilot, Charles Nixon
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Name: GENERAL COFFEE
    Launched: 1826


Name: GENERAL CROWDER  originally the R. DUNBAR

1. Name: GENERAL CUSTER
    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 182' X 28' X 3.8'.
    Power: 14 1/2's-4 ft., 2 boilers, each 38" X 24'.
    Launched: 1870, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
    Destroyed: 1879, O)ct. 5, Rule, Neb., snagged
    Area: Mo. R.
    Owner: Capt. William J. Kountz

Name: GENERAL CROWDER - Originally the R. DUNBAR

1. Name: GENREAL D.H.RUCKER
    Type; Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 215' X 35' X 4.'.
    Power: Ainslee-Cochran engines, 16's-5 ft., 3 boilers, each 40" X 26'.
    Launched: 1878, Pittsburgh, Pa.
    Destroyed: still documented, 1886 at Sioux City
    Area: Built for Mo. R. trade
          Ran one season St. Louis-Rocheport trade
    Owners: 1870-??, Capt. William J. Kountz
    Captains: St. Louis-Rocheport trade, John Massie

1. Name: GENERAL DANA
    Launched: 1850's early
    Area: 1854-56, Sacramento R. Calif.
    Owner: 1856, California Steam Navigation Company

1. Name: GENERAL DAWES/U.K. RIGGS
	Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet
	Size: 119' X 26' X 3.3'
	Launched: 1883, Harmar, Oh. Knox Yard
	Destroyed: 1892, Rebuilt and renamed U.K. RIGGS by Huling Bros.
				1894, Dismantled
	Area: when new, Marietta-Middleport with C. Barringer, clerk.
		: 1890 was running East Liverpool-Steubenville
		: cir. 1892 or 3, Arkansas R.
	Owners: Built for Capt. Charles P. Leavitt with J.E. Mayhew.
			1892, pruchased by Huling Bros. contractors.
			Later sold to Ark. R.
	Comments: Originally named for the father of U.S. Vice Pres. Charles Dawes
			: U. Kidd Riggs was lockmaster, Davis Island, Dam No. 1

Name: GENERAL GRANT   
    Type: Sternwheeler:
    Launched: 1850s?
    Area: U. Mo. R.
    Comments: was in Indian wars

Name: GEN. H. F. DEVOL
    Launched: 1870s?, Late?
    Area: U. MISS. R.
    Comments: 1883, Helped raise the GEM CITY's
              remains.

Name: GENERAL JACKSON
    Comments: Need info on this "original" boat

Name: GENERAL JACKSON
GENERAL JACKSON
Type: Sternwheeler Size: 300' 4 decks Launched: Contemporary? Destroyed: Still crusing Area: Cumberland R., Nashville, TN Comments: Claims to be the largest "Showboat" in the world. : The GENERAL JACKSON'S Website 1. Name: GENERAL JESSUP Type: Sidewheel woden hull packet. Size:374 tons Launched: 1847, Elizabethtown, Pa. Destroyed, 1849, Dec. 10, Chester, Ill., Snagged and lost Area: Colo. R. : 1848-49, St Louis - New Orleans Owner: George Johnson Comments, Was said that she was built to "further the prosecution of Mexican War". Name: GENERAL JOHN NEWTON Launched: 1899 Area: U. Miss. R Owner: 1998, University of Minnesota Comments: Presently used by the university as a Floating Theater. Name: GENERAL LANE Launched: 1849? Area: N. O. to Cincinnati Name: GENERAL LYON, originally the DE SOTO 1. Name: GENERAL MEADE Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 192' X 30' X 4.3'. Power: 8 3/4" and 23"-4 ft., 2 boilers. Later, 12's-5 ft. Launched: 1875, Pittsburgh, Pa. for Capt. William J. Koontz Destroyed: 1888, Sept. 4,* Pelican Bend, Mo. R., snagged and lost. Area: U. Mo. R. Later days, St. Louis-Osage R. in Mo.-Rocheport. Owners: Capt. William J. Kountz Comments: 1884, Sept. 5, Opposite Jefferson City, Mo., snagged. : Mentioned in this Article.
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1. Name: GENERAL MEIGS/ALLENA MAY
	Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 115' X 20' X 3', 144 tons
	Launched: 1864, Wheeling W. Va.
	Destroyed: unknown
	Area: 1865, short trade upper Ohio R.
		: 1868, Parkerburg - Pittsburgh trade.
		: later, went to New Orleans
	Owners: Taken over by the United States Quartermaster Corps upon completion.
		  : 1865, either Sept.12 or Oct 12, sold and remaned ALLENA MAY after daughter
			of Capt. Jonathan Hamilton, Gallipolis, Ohio, part owner.
		  : When in New Orleans, Samuel Latta.
	Captains: 1865 - 1866, Sept 15, Jonathan Hamilton.
			: 1868, Jacob Flicker
			: When in New Orleans, William Maitland.
			: 1870, Aug., Algiers, La., moored and Advertised "For Sale".
			: at one time, Jacob H. Singleton of Wheeling, W.V.
	Comments: 1950s, Capt. Hamilton's Daughter died in Shreveport.
			: Dr. Hamilton Harper, Shreveport, was Capt. Hamilton's Grandson.
	Comments: a newspaper headline tells us that the wooden screw steamer
				S.S.SUMTER sank in a collision with the transport steamer
				GENERAL MEIGS on June 24, 1863.
Name: GEN. NEVILLE 
    Launched: 1820's?
    Area: Mo. R.
    Comments: from the Boone's Lick Heritage

Name: GENERAL PERSHING, originally the LORA

Name: GENERAL PIKE
    Launched: 1818, Cincinnati, Oh.
    Comments: 1818, 1st steamboat to land in St. Louis.
			: Also the first boat to accomodate passengers, exclusively.
			: 1819, Made run Louisville - Cincinnati
			: See

Name: GENERAL PIKE



Name: GENERAL PRICE, originally the LAURENT MILLAUDON
      1856-??

Name: GENERAL QUITMAN
    Comments: Made run N.O. - Donaldsville 1860, 0/5/6

Name: GENERAL RUKER
    Type: Stern-wheeler   Size:
    Launched: 1860s?
    Area: U. Mo. R.

1. Name: GENERAL RUSK
	Type: Sidewheel, wooden hulled packet.  Size: 117' X 32' X 5', 128 tons,
	Launched: 1850, Louisville, Ky.
	Destroyed:  1860, off the lists.
	Area: At first, out of Franklyn, La.
		  1853, went to Sabine R., Tex.
	Owners: 1850, Capt. Robert Patton, Sabine R.
		    1853, Purchased by Sutherland and Sabine Navigation Co., Texas
	Comments: Mentioned in this Article

1. Name: GENERAL SHERMAN
    Type: Sidewheel, Union gunboat
    Size: 168' X 26' X 4.5'
    Launched: 1864, Chattanooga, Tenn.
    Area: Used on Tenn. R.
    Owners: Built by the U.S. War Dept. and transfered to the Navy
            Transfered after the war to USQMD.
    Comments: One of four similar boats built by the Army: GENERAL GRANT,
              GENERAL THOMAS and the GENERAL BURNSIDE

1. Name: GENERAL SHERMAN/ELLA KIMBROUGH
    Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet.  Size: 145' X 28' X 4.', 243 tons.
	Power: Engines, 12-1/2's-4-1/2 ft.
	Launched: 1877, Jeffersonville, Ind. in Baltimore Yard
				Built for the U.S. for Yellowstone R.
    Destroyed: 1884, Sept. 20.  Hit snag in St. Charles Chute.  Total
               loss, No lives lost.
    Area: At first, Yellowstone R. 
		  Later, Mo. R. trade.
    Owner: 1877, U. S. Gov.
			Later, U.S. sold to  P.P. Manion
			Manion sold to  Capt. T. M. Kimbrough
    Captain: Later,  T. M. Kimbrough,
    Comments: Kimbrough renamed her after his wife.

Name: GENERAL SLOCUM
    Type: Sidewheel Excursion Boat               Size: Large
    Launched: (1892?) (Rockaway Beach?), N.Y.
    Destroyed: 1903, Fire
    Area: Hudson R. Excursions out of Rockaway Beach, N. Y.
    Comments: This boat's burning is considered worst steamboat disaster
              of all time.   Of 2,000 aboard, 957 persons were lost.
              1891: bonds were floated to build her.
              Book: The Burning of the General Slocum by Claud Rust. Available from
                    Maritime Industry Museum book store

Name: GENERAL STERLING PRICE/GENERAL PRICE originally the LAURENT MILLAUDON
      1856-??

1. Name: GENERAL THOMAS/INGOMAR
	Type: Sidewheel wooden hull gunboat  Size: 165' X 26' X 4.5'.
	Power: Engines 16's- 5-1/2 ft.
	Launched: 1864, Chattanooga, Tenn.
	Destroyed: 1868, Dec. 31, 4 mi. above Wheeling, snagged and sunk.
	Area: as INGOMAR, Pittsburgh-Matamoras, 2 rounds per week.
	Owners: Built by U.S. Army later went to U.S. Navy and after war back to Army
			1866, purchased by Capts. Steve Thompson, Fred Kimpel, and
				 Thad Thomas and others.
			After sinking, sold to D.T. Lane, Pittsburgh
	Area: as gunboat, Tenn. R.
	Comments: 1866, remodeled into packet INGOMAR by Capt. Thompson
			: 1868, Mar. 24, evening, ran onto sunken barge, sank, raised.
			: Machinery went to towboat D.T. LANE
            : See GEN. SHERMAN

Name: GENERAL VAN DORN
    Type:  Confederate ironclad  Size:
    Launched: 1860s?
    Area: Miss. R.

Name: GENERAL WARREN
    Launched: 1840s?
    Area: Long Island sound; then  California Delta

Name: GENERAL WASHINGTON

Name: GENERAL WOOD - Originally the S.L. ELAM
  
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