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Name: L. A. SHOTWELL Comments: Beat ECLIPSE'S 4 day, 9 hr., 31 min record for run up-river between N.O. and Louisville by 12 min. 1. Name: L.P. EWALD/SAM P. JONES Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 149' X 30' X 4'. Launched: 1881, Jeffersonville, Ind. by Howard Yard Destroyed: 1888, Jeffersonville, Ind., dismantled. Area: 1881, Cumberland r., Nashville-Burnside 1883, Oct, local tradc out of Wheeling, W. Va. 1887, July, Evansville-Cairo trade, Diamond Island Chute, snagged and sunk in 8'of water. Owners: Capt. Tom G. Ryman and W.B. Bowman, Nashville, Tenn. Captains: 1881-83, A.T. Armstrong 1887, July, when snagged pilot on watch, James Collins 1887, Fall, Mason City, W. Va. Iowa, took on load of salt for Ohio River Salt Co. Comments: c. 1886, renamed SAM P. JONES : Machinery went to I.T. RHEA *Name: L.R.K. Type: Sternwheel wooden hull ferryboat, Combustion engine powered Launched: At or just after the advent of combustion powered boats. Owner: Henry Jasper King Comments: *From King Family records Name: L.T. ARMSTRONG Type: Sternwheel,wooden hull packet. Size: 154' X 29' X 4.3'. Launched: 1888, Jeffersonville, Ky. Destroyed: 1891, Oct. 28, House Bluff, Alabama R., burned. Area: 1888-90, Nashville-Burnside Owners: 1888-90, Major L.T. Armstrong and Capt. Thomas (Tim) H. Armstrong 1890-91, Capt. Thomas G. Ryman, Mobile Name: LA BELLE Launched: 1860s? Destroyed: 1875, Fire at Vicksburg dock Area: Miss. R. Captain and pilots: Capt. Leathers, Tom Name: LA GRANGE Launched: 1828: in Wheeling, W. Va.. Area: Ohio R. Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA, WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, June 24, 1951 1. Name: LACLEDE Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 197' C 25' X 5.', 239 tons. Launched: 1845, St. Louis,Mo. Destroyed: 1848, Mar. 10, in fire at St. Louis Docks Owner: Capt. Cameron, John S. McCune and 7 others. Companies Associated with: Keokuk Packet Line 1. Name: LACLEDE Type: Sternwheel, woodenhull packet. Size: 152' X 29.5' X 4.3', 197 tons. Launched: 1855, California, Pa. Destroyed: 1862, Nov. 19, Chester,Ill., by stranding Area: Principally on U. Miss. and Ill. Rs. Owners: 1855, Capt. E.C. Hazlitt, and Mark Sterling, both of Pittsburgh, P.A. Alford of St. Louis and T.B. Rhodes from Ill.. 1862, when lost, Albert G. Trever,St. Louis Captains: 1862 whn lost, Thomas W. Singer Comments: Mentioned in this Article. Name: LACON Type: Stern-wheeler Size: Launched: 1860s? Area: U. Mo. R.
Name: LACY Name: LADY BOONE Launched: 1832: in Wheeling, W. Va.. Area: Ohio R. Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA, WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, June 24, 1951 Name: LADY BOONE Type: Wooden hull packet. Size: *108' X 22.6' X 3' Launched: 1881, Lead Hill Landing, Ark. Area: 1881 U. White R. Owners: Captain Thomas B. Stallings had her built for U. White R. trade. Captains: 1881, Ed Warner Comments: Mentioned in this Article Name: LADY CLINTON Type: Luxury Barge Launched: 1826? Area: New York to Albany Comments: Had to be towed by barge-boat. Name: LADY FRANKLIN Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet Size: 206 tons Launched: 1850, Wheeling W. Va. Destroyed: 1856, Oct. 23, foot of Coon Slough at Warren Landing, snagged and sunk. 5 lives lost. Area: 1850, June 19 was her 1st arrival at St Paul. Captain(s): LUCAS 1854, June, Le Grand Moorehouse 1855, Master, J. W. Marlin; clerks, Ed Halliday and Capt. Orrin Smith 1856, Master, M.E. Lucas Comments: Mentioned in this Article 1856, Apr 18, Arrived in St. Paul Name: LADY GAY
From The James E. York Post Card CollectionType: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 286.4 X 43.2' X 8.3', 1406 tons Launched: 1865, Cincinnati, Oh. Cost $120,000 Destroyed: 1870, Jan. 17, 1 pm, downbound near Chester, Ill, Obstruction punctured hull. No life lost. Area: St. Louis-New Orleans Owners: 1865, Capt. John A. Williamson, Cincinnati, J.D. Isham and Capt. M.W. Beltzhoover. Placed in service of Atlantic and Mississippi Steam Ship Company. 1866, *Arrived Cairo, Ill on the 25th Jan. 1869, May, Entered service with St. Louis and New Orleans Packet Company. Captains: 1865, John A. Burk, A. St. Clair Thomasson 1869-??, Isaac H. Jones Comments: was second largest tonnage steamer on Miss. R. KATE was largest. Name: LADY FRANKLIN Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Launched: 1860, Cincinnati, Oh, for the Dean Line Destroyed: 1867, Jan. 31, Algiers, La., burned while being repaired. 1. Name: LADY LEE Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 176' X 35' X 5.5', 417 tons. Power: 16's- 6 ft., 3 boilers. Launched: 1871, Pittsburgh, Pa. Destroyed: 1882, Mar. 29, Backing from landing, 2-1/2 mi. above Sibly, Mo. on Mo. R., big winds blew her against snag. Sank. Army Corp of Engineers map, plate 13 has her wreck some miles below Sibley, Mo. Area: 1871, St. Louis-Red R. Later, St. Louis-Mo. R. Captains: 1871, pilots, John Shouse and Andy Bunting While in Carter Line, master was, G.F. Shields While in Star Line, master was, Bill Ball Companies associated with: 1871, Carter Line 1874, owned by Illinois & St. Louis Packet Company 1882, operating in Star Line Comments: 1881, lenghtened to 227' Name: LADY PIKE Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull towboat/packet. Size: 207 tons Launched: 1860, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1872, Oct., "lost". Area: 1860, Cincinnati-Memphis 1864, Apr, Cincinnati-Madison 1869, towing ice barges south from U. Miss. R. Owners: 1860, Dean Line 1864, Apr., sold to Madison Packet Co. 186?9, early spring?,-72, Diamond Jo Line Captains: early, A.C. Montfort, Capt Hamilton Name: LADY VAN RENSSELAER Type: Luxury Barge Size: Launched: 1826? Area: New York to Albany Comments: Had to be towed by barge-boat. * Name: LADY WASHINGTON Area: 1827, Feb. logged at Port of Cincinnati Name: LADY WASHINGTON Launched: 1849, Aug. 9 Area: Sacramento Comments: Was shipped to the California Delta on a sailing ship and reassembled. First trip was up the American R.. She was snagged and sunk on the return trip. Name: LAGUNITAS Type: Stern wheel, wooden hull Size: 250'X 36.3'X 10.7', 767 tons Power: Poppet valve engine, 18"X 72", 400 hp. Launched: 1903, Alemada Calf., John W. Dickie Destroyed: 1917, dismantled Area: California Delta Owner: north Shore R.R., Northwestern Pacific R.R. Name: LAKAWANA Type: United States Steamship Size: Comments: was active during Civil War 1865: Captured the river packet PLANTER which was taken to Key West 1. Name: LAKE ERIE Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 157' X 24' X 3., 108 tons. Power: 18's - 7 ft., 3 boilers, each 40" X 24', by Stackhouse and Nelson Wheel: 20' working 19-1/2' buckets Launched: 1845, Pittsburgh, Pa. Area: 1845, Pittsburgh-Beaver, Pa. trade connecting with canalboats on Beaver R.. 1851, out of Dills Botton, Oh to Cincinnati and elsewhere towing coal barges. Owners: 1850, Clark & Thaw, Hays & Black and H. Clarke 1851: sold to Hugh Smith, coal mine owner at Dill Bottom, Oh. Captains: 1850, Sharp Hemphill Comments: Was forerunner in being used as a coal barge towboat. 1. Name: LAKE SUPERIOR Type: side wheel wooden hull packet Size: 240' X 39' X 6' Power: 22 1/2s-7ft. from the HAWKEYE STATE. 5 boilers each 38" x 26', Wheels were 28' dia. with 12 1/2' buckets Launched: 1870, Wheeling W. Va. Capt. Richard C. Gray superintended construction. Destroyed: 1879, Mar. 4, Alton Slough, burned. thought from fire started in boat's barbershop. Took the DUBUQUE with her. Area: 1870-74, St. Louis-Keokuck; 1876, June, St. Paul - St. Louis Owner: 1870-79, Northern Line Packet Company Captain(s): 1870-74, Jonas Worden Comments: Machenery by Robert Lea, Pittsburg. Hull by Dunlevy & Co. Landscape paintings in cabin by Emil Bott Name: LAMARTINE Launched: 1848 Destroyed: 1856, late Feb, Torn from docks and swept downstream in ice flow during Great Ice Gorge at St. Louis. Crushed and sunk. Area: U. Miss. R. Comments: Mentioned in this Article Name: LANCASTER 1842- Name: LANCASTER Type: Union ram-boat Size: Launched: 1860s? Destroyed: 1863, Mar. Shelled in Civil War Areas: 1862, April, Tenn. R., was under command of Union Gen. Wm. T. Sherman Captain and pilots: Capt. Ellet, John A. Name: LANCASTER 1866- Snagged at Smith's Island above New Haven Mo., Mo. R. date unknown. Name: LANCASTER 1886-96 Name: LANCASTER No. 2 1848-55 Name: LANCASTER No. 3 1855-63 1. Name: LANCASTER No. 4 Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet. Size:218 tons. Launched: 1861, Jan. Cincinnati, Oh., Mortons Boat Yard Destroyed: 1846, Nov. 18, below Portland, Mo, struck log. Went down in 10' of water. Complete loss. Area: Built for Cincinnati-New Richmod trade 1862, spring, carrying troops on Tenn. R. 1864, June began to run New Orleans-Vicksburg 1864, Fall, under charter to U.S. loaded out for Mo. R. Owners: 1861-64, when sunk, David Gibson & Company Captains: when new, Lew Morris, of New Richmond 1864, M.J. McCullough with John Harrington as clerk Comments: Saw lots of troop and supply handling during S,War. Name: LANDIS Area: Ohio R. Comments: Notes from The Tribune Telegraph, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. July. 12 1897 Name: LANSING Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull towboat/packet. Size: 83 tons Launched: 1864, Prairie du Chien, Wis. Area: 1864. Lansing-Prairie du Chein, Grain trade. 1867, Davenport to Le Claire, then as railroad passenger shuttle, Port Byron, Rock Island and Davenport. Owner: 1864-67, Diamond Jo Line. 1867, Rambo and Son (Wes and father)of Le Claire, Iowa 1874, sold south Captain: 1867, May 13, pilot, Bob Smith, was killed in explosion. Comments: Was 1st boat owned by Diamond Jo Line : 1867, May 13, Hampton, Ill., Exploded boiler, killing 6 persons. Was rebuilt into 123 ton boat and used as ferryboat at Clinton, Io. Name: LARK Area: Late 1800, Sabine R., Tex. Comments: See source Article 1. Name: LAST CHANCE Type: Sternwheel, wood hull ferry/packet/workboat. Size: 98.2' X 17.8' X 3' Launched: 1870, Burlington, Iowa Power: 11's-3 1/2 ft. 1 boiler. was the last of 3 sets of engines she had. Destroyed: 1899, near Omaha, snagged and lost. Area: Ohio, U. Miss. and Missouri's Osage Rs. 1886-99, Sioux City, Iowa-Chamberlain, S. Dak. Owner: 1870 - 1886, Le Clair Navigation Company 1886 - 1899, King, Capt. Henry Jasper and son M.H. King Captains: 1886-99, King, Capt. Henry Jasper Comments: 1872, Helped rafts over rapids above Keokuk : Towed Floating Circus to N. O. one winter. : At one time, delivered 8,000 barrels of Ohio River salt up the Osage R. to Warsaw, Mo..
3. Name: LAURA 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: LAURA Destroyed: *cir. 1881, Beaumont, Tex, sank at anchor. Never raised. Area: Neches R., Tex. Captains: 1870s, Andrew Smyth Comments: See source Article Name: LAURA Launched: Built 1870s? at Arrow Rock, Mo, by Gustave Moehle and Sons. Area: Mo. R. Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly. Name: LAURA MOORE Type: Sternwheeler? Size: Launched: 1860's, early? Area: Coosa R. (Ga. and Ala.) Owner: 1863: Captain J. M. Elliott Sr. Captain 1863: Lay, Cummins Comments: "Captain Cummins Lay took this steamboat down the entire length of the Coosa, including the rapids known as the Devil's Staircase to escape the advancing Union army--the only steamboat to ever manage that run." (From the book "Rivers of History: Life on the Coosa, Tallapoosa, Cahaba and Alabama" by Harvey H. Jackson.) Comments: Source Name: LAURENT MILLAUDON/STERLING PRICE/GENERAL PRICE Type: sidewheel, wooden hull towboat. Size: 182' X 30' X 9.2', 483 tons. Power: 25's -6 ft. Launched: 1856, Cincinnati, Oh. Area: 1856, owned at New Orleans 1861 after, served in Porter's Red River expedition and elsewhere Owners: 1856, Good Intent Towboat Company 1861, Confederate tinclad gunboat 1869, possibly under charter to Diamond Joe Line Captains: 1856, w.S. Whann Comments: 1861, Renamed GEN. STERLING PRICE : Later captured by U.S. and renamed GENERAL PRICE, a gunboat. : 1865, Aug. 17, Mound City, Ill., sold at public sale to W.H. Harrison * Name: LAWRENCE Size: 122 tons Power: High pressure Launched: 1824, Cincinnati, Oh. Comments: Mentioned in this Document 3. Name: LAWRENCE Launched: 1840's mid? Area: 1850s, early, Sacramento R. Calif. Name: LE CLAIRE Type: Stern-wheeler Size: Launched: 1860s? at La Clair Comments: 1866, 2nd steamer to push logs Name: LEADER Type: Sternwheeler Size: 144' Launched: ?1900s, Early? Area: California Delta Rivers Comments: Featured as the CLAREMORE QUEEN in Will Rogers' Movie Steamboat Round The Bend Source Name: LEAH Launched: 1898? Seattle, Moran Bros. 1 of 12 they built. Area: Alaska Rivers Name: LEANDER Type: probably a sternwheel, wooden hull packet Area: spent some time on The Osage R. in Mo. Name: LEHIGH Launched: 1841, Pittsburgh Owners: Elli Mills and Herman Price Comments: *Source Name: LEANDER Comments: Mentioned in this Article Name: LE FLORE Type: Stern-wheeler Size: Launched: 1870s? Area: Miss. R. Name: LEONIA Name: LEOTA Originally the ANNIE M 1. Name: LEROY Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet Size: 120.5' X 22.4' X 4' Power: 12's-4 ft., 2 boilers, each 38" X 18' Launched: 1896, Levanna, Oh. Area: 1894, Wheeling-Parkersburg, and sometimes on Mushingum R. Later, Wheeling-Clarington A year or so later, Morgantown-Fairmont, on Monongahela R. 1907, Fall, Pittsburgh-Fairmont trade 1908, Excursions, Pittsburgh-Neville Island 1908 late, Winfield-Gallipolis trade 1919-20, fall, Gallipolis-Charleston 1921, jan, Wheeling-New Martinsville, W. Va. Owners: 1894, Capt. Oscar J. Webster Later, Capt. Thad Thomas of Clarington Oh A year or so later, Capt. Henry Roe and others *1904, Ohio and West Virginia Transportation Company 1908, Aug, Purchased by Green Line Steamers, Cincinnati 1919-20, fall, Capt. Jesse P. Huges 1920, fall, Wm. F. Hammell and Geo. F. Bauersmith 1921, Jan, purchased by Brady C. Litman, New Matinsville, W. Va. 1921, Nov. purchased by Capt. Harry C. Donnally and Grover Hill, equal. 1922- ?, W.F. Smith, dock owner, Pt. Pleasant, by default of hull repari payment.. Later, sold to sand and gravel co at Parkersburgh, W. Va. for use as landing float. Captains: 1894, Oscar J. Webster Later, Thad Thomas A year or so later, Henry Roe 1907, Jack Ward *1900 or so, Johnson, Benjamin Franklin 1920, fall, William F. Syphers Later, Ed Cline 1921, Jan.- fall, Frank Justice Comments: 1921, late-22 early, Hull was replaced at docks of W. F. Smith, Pt. Pleasant. Grover Hill claimed he did not order complete new hull and refused to pay. W.F. Smith kept her in his fleet for some time. : *This info from: Andrea Castillo Who wrote: Could you give me any information on how to obtain a copy of my great grandfather's (Benjamin Franklin Johnson) riverboat captian's license? He was a pilot on the Kanawha River in West Virginia around 1900. The riverboats he worked on were the Iron Duke, the D. T. Lane and the LEROY. Please send any information. Name: LESSIE TAYLOR Type: Sternwheeler Size: 157' X 37.8' X 7' Launched: 1870, by Howard yard in Jeffersonville, Indiana Destroyed: 1878, Feb. 3, sank at mouth of Atchafaylaya R. Area: Miss. R., New Orleans to Baton Rouge-Plaquemine trade Owner: Capt. John A. Taylor and others. Captain(s): Comments: She was named for the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John A. Taylor of Opelousas, Louisiana. Thank's to Jerry Canivit for this info. 1. Name: LEVIATHAN Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 307' X 49' (O.A.93') X 8.'. 987 tons. Power: 36's- 11 ft.. 7 boilers, ea 46" x 38'. Wheels 38' dia. with 17' buckets. Launched; 1864, New Albany, Ind. Destroyed: 1866, Feb. 26, St. Louis, Burned. Hull converted into wharf boat. Area: 1864, St. Louis-New Orleans. Owners: after Capt Reader died, Atlantic and Mississippi Steamboat Company. Captains: 1864, Ambrose Reader Later under AMSSC, George Pegram. Name: LEXINGTON Type: Side-wheeler Size: Power; Engines by West Point Foundry. Vertical beam "walking beam" 48" steam cylinder, piston stroke - 11'. Paddlewheels, 23' w/9 foot sweeps(buckets). Boat was capable of nearly 25 miles per hour. Launched: 1834, Mon. June 1, keel laid by Bishop and Simonson of New York City. 1835, Mon. June 30, placed in service. Destroyed: 1840, Monday, Jan. 13, cotton bales stacked along side decks were ignited by her hot stack. Ship went down, killing 119 passengers and crew. Only 4 persons survived, sea captains Hilliard and Manchester, fireman Smith and Second Mate, David Crowley. Area: 1835, day boat NYC - Providence R.I. 1837, NYC - Stonington 1840, Monday, Jan. 13, Long Island Sound, New York - Stonington Owner: 1834-38, Dec., Vanderbilt, Commodore Cornelious 1838, Dec. - New Jersey Steam Navigation and Transportation Company purchased for $60,000 and spent $12,000 refirbishing Captain(s): 1835-40, Jacob Vanderbuilt, "Intrepid Jake" 1840, Monday jan. 13, George Child --Capt. Vanderbilt was ill and stayed home.-- Pilot, Stephen Manchester Comments: 1838, boiler furnaces converted from wood to coal. : For a very good account of the LEXINGTON disaster see Clive Cussler's book The Sea Hunters amazon.com The information in this listing is but a small bit of the information provided in that book. : Crew, final run: Helmsman, Martin Johnson; Second Mate, David Crowley. Chief engineer: Courtland Hemstead, Stokers: Benjamin Cox, Charles Smith and two others Head waiter, Job Sand; Chef, Joseph Robinbson. Chambermaid, Susan Holcomb Passengers on last run: Boston comedy actors, Charles Eberle and Henry J. Finn. Others: Peter McKenna, businessman; Mrs. Russel Jarvis and 2 daughters; James Bates, wife. son and daughter; William Townsend, wife and 2 daughters; Harrison Winslow (in his casket), his widow, Alice and his brother John Winslow and their father, William Winslow; Lydia Bates and friend Mary Russell; Banker, Robert Blake; businessmen, Abram Howard, William Green, Samuel Henry, John Lemist, Sea captains aboard, J.D. Carver, Chester Hillard, E.J. Kimball, David McFarland, John Mattison, Theophilas Smith and Benjamin Foster. Proffessor of German literature at Harvard, Dr. Charles Follen. Adolus Harnden, courior with $20,000 in silver and $50,000 in bank notes for Merchants Bank. 1. Name: LEXINGTON Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet Size: 312 tons Launched: 1850, Jeffersonville, Ind. Destroyed: 1855, June 30, Ohio R. at Rome, Ind. opposite Stevensport, Ky. Boilers exploded. 30 lives lost. Area: St. Louis-Louisville when exploded Owners: when new, Capt. Josh V. Throop and Ben F. Egan Captain: Josh V. Throop Comments: Boat was upbound and under headway when her boilers blew. The D.A. GIVEN took some survivors and wounded to Stephensport. The JOHN C. FREEMONT took some to Louisville. : Capt. Throop was blown from the upper deck into the arms of the mate on the forecastle which broke his fall. Name: LEXINGTON Type: Timberclad in Civil War Size: Launched: 1850s? Destroyed: Area: Long Island Sound. Comments: Originally a packet, was turned into a Union gun-boat during Civil War. 1. Name: LEXINGTON/DE SOTO Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull ferryboat. Size: 94.5' X 26' X 3.6' Launched: 1918, Herman,Mo Area: Mo. R. out of Lexington, Mo. 1928, began short trade packet runs out of ?Memphis? Owners: 1918, Lafayette County Ferry Company 1928, purchased by Capt. Peters Lee, Memphis Captains: 1918-28, run by, Albert G. Wohlt 1928, Peters Lee Comments: 1928, renamed DE SOTO
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