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1. Name: GOVERNOR ALLEN Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size: 217.9' X 40.8' X 10' Power: Engines, 20's-8 ft. Six Boilers, each 44" X 20' Launched: 1867, Jeffersonville, Ind. by Howard Yard Destroyed: Dismantled. Engines went to EDWARD J. GAY Areas: 1869, was in N.O.-Ouachita R. trade Often ran Vicksburg and Greenville Near end, N.O.-Bayou Sara trade Owners: built for Capt. John Smoker, New Orleans 1869, sold to John C. Sinnott, New Orleans *1870s, late, Capt. John G. Benson. Was also master. Captains: Capt. J.M. White 1869, R. Sinnott was master 1877, in Vicksburg and Greenville trade J.J. Brown was master Comments: Named for Gov. of Miss., Henry W. Allen 1. Name: GOVERNOR ALLEN Type: Sidewheel Wooden hull packet. Size: 136' X 26' X 4.', 206 ton. Power: Engines, 14's- 5 ft.. 3 boilers. Launched: 1874, Irontown, Oh. Destroyed: 1877, Mar 13, Mo. R., Malta Bend, Miller's Island Bend, snagged. Boat and cargo lost. Area: Winter of 1875-76, was at Cairo, dormant 1876, spring, Went to Mo.R. to become shuttle boat connecting St. Louis, Kansas City and Northern Railway at DeWitt, Mo. Owners: 1876, spring, purchased by W.Y. Lewis, St Louis.
3. Name: GOVERNOR DANA Launched: 1840s? Size:67 tons. Area: Down east boat/ 1850s, early, Sacramento R., Calif. Name: GOVERNOR DUDLEY Comments: Collided with the steamboat North Carolina on July 26,1840. North Carolina sank. Info on wreck
Name: GOVERNOR JAMES P. EAGLE Launched: 1887 or 88, Batesville, Ark. Area: White R. Owner: 1887-92 Captain Charles B. Woodbury Comments: Nicknamed the WHITE EAGLE because of her brilliant white paint. Name: GOVERNOR MOORE 1. Name: GOVERNOR MORTON Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet Size: 150 tons Launched: 1865, Indianapolis, Ind. Destroyed: 1865, Aug. 6, Indianapolis, Ind., sank. Boat was dismantled and hull was used as barge for hauling paving stone. Area: White R. Owner: Indianapolis and White River Steamboat Company Captain: 1865 when launched-1866, Aug. 6 when sunk, Socwell, Henry Mansfield, of Vevay, Ind.; pilots, Michael R. Scudder and Hiram Minick. Comments: 1866, Apr. 19, went up to Cold Creek, said to be the highest point on White R. a commercial boat ever reached. : Article
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Name: GOVERNOR RAMSEY
     Launched: 1850s
     Destroyed: Area: 185?, U. Miss. R.
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