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Name: MOHICAN Launched: 1840s? Area: Miss. R. ? 1. Name: MOLLIE ABLE Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet Size: 296' X 53' X 6, 873 tons Power: 32's -8 ft., five boilers each 46" X 26 ft. Launched: 1864, Jeffersonville, Ind. Destroyed: 1871, Mar. 8, in the Great St. Louis Tornado Area: 1864, St. Louis - New Orleans Owner: Atlantic and Mississippi Steamship Company 1867, June, to Martin, Walt & Co. for $35,000. Captain: 1864, Warner, Charles P. Symmes, Henry; later Hurd, Jesse Y. Comments: 1867, St. Louis, Completely rebuilt. Given engines from the CITY OF MEMPHIS Tubular boilers were replaced with Western type boilers. Martin, Walt & Co converted her into cotton carrier. Was racing DAVID WHITE when WHITE'S boilers exploded. May have been refloated and rebuilt after tornado and served on Red R. 1. Name: MOLLIE DOZIER Type: Sternwheeler, wood hull, packet Size: 225' X 34' Power: 17 1/2's-5 ft. 3 boilers Launched: 1865, St. Louis, Mo. Destroyed: 1866, Oct. 3, snagged back of Stoner Island in chute opposite Chamiois, Mo. Chute became known as the Mollie Dozier Chute. Area: Mo. R. Owner: Capt. Frank Dozier and/or Capt. Joe Kinney Captain: Frank Dozier, Pilot; George Keith Comments: Rebel bushwhackers once raided the boat at a wood stop. : *Thought to have been first paddlewheeler with steel plating protecting pilot house. This because of hostile Indian activities. : *Boat named for Captain's Wife. * From Frank J. Burcham 1. Name: MOLLIE GRATZ Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Size: 147 tons Launched: 1867, Madison, Ind. Destroyed: 1877, lost Area: 1870, Louisville-Eveansville Owner: 18??-70, Capt. James Paul Captain: 18??-70, James Paul Name: MOLLIE HAMBLETON, originally the FANNY Name: MOLLIE MOHLER Launched: 1860s? Destroyed: 18?? Crushed and sunk by ice. Comments: Mentioned in this Article 1. Name: MOLLIE MOORE Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet, primarily a frieght boat Power: 12's-26's- 5 ft., 3 boilers set well aft. Launched: 1870, Elizabeth, Pa. for Capt. George D. Moore and others. Destroyed: 1881, U. Mo. R., Chamberland, S.D., Caught in low water, rocks stabbed holes in hull. Floundered then broke in two. Lost Area: 1870, Pittsburg-Louisville 1871, summer, St. Louis New Orleans Later, Mo. R. Owner: 1870, Capt. George D. Moore and others. 1871, Summer, Capt. William J. Kountz bought interest in her. Captain: 1870, George D. Moore, master; Sam Bowen, pilot. Comments: Pilot, Capt. Bowen, died aboard of yellow feaver. Was buried along shore. Erosion eventually exposed coffin. Mark Twain paid to have proper reburial.
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Name: MONITOR
    Type: ironclad 

1. Name: MONITOR
    Type: *Towboat and or 1. freight boat.
    Size: 79 tons
    Launched: 1880, Lafayette, Ind.
    Destroyed: 1883-84, winter, Miss. R. above Cairo, sank
    Area: *?1879?, Ohio R.. Worked out of Wheeling, W. Va.
    Owner: *At one time, Capt. ?A.T.? Armstrong
                        Uncertain which Capt. Armstrong owned.  Way's lists 5.
                        The years are right for it to be A.T.
           At one time, A. J. Doughtery
    Comments: *=Notes from WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER,
                June 24, 1951
            : 1881, Mar. 16, inspected at Glasgow, Mo.

Name: MONMOUTH
    Launched: 1830, early?
    This listing is prompted by site visitor who asks,
      "Do you have any information on the Steamboat Monmouth which sank in the 
      Mississippi in 1837? The owner's name was Mr. Eastman. I'm including this 
      boat in a book I'm writing and having difficulty in digging up info on it."
           Denise Fleischer

Name: MONONA
    Launched: 1840s, early? 
    Area: 1846, U. Miss. R.
    Captain(s): 1846 or so, BERSIE
    Comments:  Mentioned in this Article

1. Name: MONONGAHELA BELLE
	Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet   Size: 74 Tons.
	Launched: 1854, Morgantown, Va.
	Destroyed: 1859, Mar. 8, Austin, Miss., snagged
	Area: 1855 - 56, Marietta-Zanesville
		  1858, White R.
	Owners: 1858, Captain J. M. Gilchrist, of Jacksonport
	Captains: 1855, Milton Seaman
			  1856, John H. Lyons
	Comments: Mentioned in this Article

Name: MONROE
    Launched: 1820's or 30's
    Area: Alabama R.
    Owner: Peyton Bibb of Alabama

Name: MONROE
    Launched: 1835 in Wheeling, W. Va.. by either the Bell Yard or the
              Patton Yard.
    Area: Ohio R.
    Comments: Engines and machinery probably came from the T. Sweeney Foundry.
    Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA,
              WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER,  June 24, 1951

Name: MONTANA
    Type: Sternwheel, Wooden hull packet Size: 250' X 48.8' X 5.5', 959 tons
    Power: 18's-7 ft., 4 boilers, each 42" X 26'
           Wheel, 18.2' dia, 26' buckets.
    Launched: 1879, California, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1884, June 22, St. Charles Mo., Capricious current forced her
               against a railroad bridge's supports and sank her.
               She was valued at $40,000.
    Area: 1879, Pittsburgh-evansville, Pittsburgh-Fort Benton
          1879, after, Mo. R. and New Orleans in winter
    Owner: Originally, Capt. Nicholas Buisson, St. Louis; Capt. Sallie B. Coulson,
           J.C. McVey, Yankton; G.G. Evans, and M. Coulson, Allegheny, Pa.;
           D.W. Maratta, Columbus, Oh.; Capt. John Todd, Wellsville, Oh.
           These made up the principals of the Coulson Line.
    Captains: 1st, trip, John Todd, then for Fort Benton, Nicholas Buisson
              Later, Edward A. Phillips
              Last Capt. was George G. Keith
              Pilot when wrecked, William Rodney Massie
    Comments: 1879, At Bismarck, Dakota Territory, levee, while still new,
              suffered a wind storm or tornado and had most of her above-decks
              blown off.
    Comments: see this National Geographic Article
			: Sister boat was DACOTAH

Name: MONTAUK
    Launched: 1840?
    Destroyed: 1849, May 17, fire at St. Louis docks.

1. Name: MONTEZUMA
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.   Size: 170 tons.
    Launched: 1841, Pittsburgh, Pa.
    Area: Pittsburgh-Cincinnati
    Captain: 1842, spring, Nelson Crooks

1. Name: MONTEZUMA
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 150' X 20' X 6', 170 tons.
    Launched, 1843, Madison Ind.
    Destroyed, 1852, off the lists.
    Area: *1848, Mar. 24, left Montgomery, Mar. 26, arrived New Orleans.
          1849, Sept., In New Orleans
    Owner: 1849, Sept, Capt. John Choat and Victor T. Wilson, both of New Orleans
           1850, Wilson sold his share to Andrew W. Smith, New Orleans.
    Captain: *1848, Apr. Kelly
             1849, John Chaot
    Comments: Way's believes this might be the same boat as the one above.
             *From Journal of  Paul Haralson, March, 1848.


1. Name: MONTGOMERY
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  407 tons.
    Launched: 1843, New Albany, Ind.
    Destroyed: 1851, Nov. 7, New Carthage, Miss., 33 mi. below Vicksburg,
               burned.
    Area: 1843, out of Mobile, Ala.
          New Orleans-Vicksburgh
    Owners: John G. Owen and F.M. Johnson both of Mobile, Ala.
    Captain: 1850, Feb., J.H. Estes of Mobile.

Name: MONTGOMERY
    Type: unknown.   Size: 235', Upper and lower decks.
    Launched: ?1848, Spring?*
    Area: 1848, Mar., Alabama R. Montgomery-Mobile
    Comments: this entry is prompted by the Journal of
               Paul Haralson, March, 1848.
             *According to Way's Packet Directory, the MONTGOMERY, above, was
              launched in 1843 an burned in 1851.  Yet Haralson's 1848 journal
              states, "The Montgomery is a new boat & put upon the River this
              season in place of the old boat of the same name."
              Until more information surfaces, one guess is as good as
              the next.

1. Name: MONTGOMERY
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 315 tons.
    Launched: 1854, Cincinnati, Oh.
    Destroyed: 1858, Feb. 20, Algiers, La., burned.
    Area: Alabama R. Trade.
    Captain: Joseph L. Harris

Name: MONTGOMERY
    Launched: 1926
    Area: Coosa R.
    Comments: Was a U.S. Corps of Engineers boat
            : Source

Name: MONTGOMERY, originally NAUMKEAG

Name: MOREN
    Type:  Towboat?  
    Launched: 1880's?
    Area: Ohio R.
    Comments: From The Tribune Telegraph,
           Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. May. 12 1897
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1. Name: MORGAN NELSON
    Type: sternwheeler, wooden hull packet
    Size: 120' X 21.8' X 4.4', 109 tons
    Launched: 1859, Middletown, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1868, dismantled
    Area: Miss. R.
          1862, May - 1865, June, hauled supplies up river for the
               Confederate States of America Army to various points on the
               Mississippi, Black, Red, Ouachita and Saline Rivers
          1865 or so, Lower Ouachita and Little River 
    Owner: 1861, Josiah and James Dillon of Wheeling, W. Va.
           *1862 or so, Capts. A.L. Witherington and Robert Withers
           1861-68, went through 7 changes in ownership.
    Captain(s): 1861, Joseph Richardson, of Wheeling.
                1862 or so, A.L. Witherington and Robert Withers
    Comments:  1861, Jan. 24, was at New Orleans
            : *Source and much more on this boat.
                              
Name: MORNING LIGHT
    Launched: Between 1855 and 1865 in Wheeling, W. Va..
    Area: Ohio R.
    Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA,
              WHEELING INTELLIGENCER,  June 24, 1951

Name: MORNING STAR
    Type:  Side-wheeler              Size: 230' x 34' x 5.5' 465 tons
    Launched: 1856, Elizabeth, PA
    Destroyed: 1859, June 21, St. Louis, Burned
    Area: Mo. R.; Ohio R.; Miss. R.
    Owner: St. Louis and Sat Joseph Union Packet Line
    Captain(s): McPherson, H.
			1858, Thomas Brierly, pilot William Massie
    Comments: Plied trade from St. Louis to Lexington, Ks., Ft.
              Levenworth, and and St. Joseph.
    Comments: Mentioned in this Article

Name: MOSELLE
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.                Size: 150 tons
    Launched: 1838, Apr., Cincinnati, Oh. 
    Destroyed: 1838, Apr. 25: 3 of her 4 boilers exploded at landing just above
                     docks at Cincinnati, after 2nd run to St Louis.
                              160 persons lost.
    Area: Ohio R.
    Captain; 1838, Apr. 25, Perin, 4. an attentive, courtious young man of
                                    probably not over 28 years of age.
          Above information from Tall Stacks On Line
    Comments: 4. 1838, Apr. Portsmouth, Oh.-Cincinnati, Oh. time, 00/07/55
                         St. Louis - Cincinnati-St. Louis, 02/16/00 
              Made run Louisville - Cincinnati 1837, 0/12/0
            : SEE

1. Name: MOSES GREENWOOD
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 175' X 29' X 5.6'  268 tons.
    Launched: 1855, Cincinnati, Oh.
    Destroyed: Way's has her off the lists in 1855, but below shows she was
               still active in 1857.
    Area: 1857,  Diary of E. F. Beadle has her arriving Omaha, June 12,
                July 8 up with supplies for Saratoga Landing just up from Omaha. 
    Owner: Capt Albert Thomas, Newport, Ky.
    Captain: Albert Thomas
    
1.Name: MOSES McLELLAN/CITY of ST. PAUL
Click to enlarge From The James E. York Post Card Collection
Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 398 tons. Launched: 1855, Cincinnati, Oh. Power: 4. 4 boilers, 40" X 20' each and each having 2 14' flues After rebuild into CITY of ST. PAUL, 21's-7 ft., 3 boilers, each 42" X 26' Destroyed: last known inspection at St. Paul, 1867. Don't know ultimate fate. Area: 1855, Cincinnati-Louisville Later, Cincinnati-Memphis into 1860. 1861, Jan., made trip to Pittsburgh with cotton. 1861, Jan., Delivered U.S. Army supplies to Camp Piatt, Kanawha R. 1864, U. Miss. R. Owner: United States Mail Line : 1864, Northwestern Union Packet Company Captain: 1861, William Knight, Pilot, William F. Gregory At one time, P.S. Davidson Comments: Mentioned in this Article : named for Capt. Moses McLellan : *1862, Madison, Ind, Rebuilt and Renamed CITY of ST. PAUL : *1866, completely rebuilt, LaCross, Wiss. Renamed CITY of ST. PAUL : As CITY of ST. PAUL, mentioned in this Article : *Once declined a race with KEY CITY * These conflicting dates and locals are both from Way's Packet Directory. *Jones Worden's Steamboats and Steamboating Career by Frederick J. Worden Name: MT. PLEASANT Launched: 1835? in Wheeling, W. Va.. by either the Bell Yard or the Patton Yard Area: Ohio R. Comments: Engines and machinery probably came from the T. Sweeney Foundry. Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA, WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, June 24, 1951 Name: MOUND CITY Type: Union Stern-wheel ironclad Size: Launched: 1860s? Destroyed: 1863, Sunk in battle Name: MOUNTAINEER Type: sidewheeler Size: 100'; speed: 6mph. Launched: 1824 Destroyed: Area: Lake George, N.Y. Owner: Lake George Steamboat Company Home Page for Co.
Captain and pilots: Comments: Name: MOUNTAINEER Launched: 1860? Destroyed: 1869, ran aground with broken wheel. Area: U. Mo. R. Comments: 1867, at Souix City, Iowa, mate had black crewmewn chase deserting, white deck hands. 1.Name: MOUNTAIN BELLE/THE PURCHASE Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Size: 140' X 27' Launched: 1869, Brownsville, Pa. Destroyed: 1917, Wabasha, Minn., condemned and dismantled Area: under McAllister, Ohio R., Portsmouth-Proctorville 1871, Cincinnati-Portsmouth Owners: 1869-73, principal owner, Capt A. John McAllister 1870, became associated with Portsmouth & Big Sandy Packet Company 1872, McAllister sold his intrest to Robert Bagby 1873, sold to U. Miss. R., Hewitt & Wood, La Crosse, Wis. Later owned by G.G. Hixon, La Crosse, Wis. Later owned by the McDonald Bros., La Crosse, Wis. As excursion boat, William McCraney Comments: 1873, converted to a raft-boat : finally became an excurssion boat at St. Paul named THE PURCHASE Name: MOUNTAIN GIRL Launched: 1860s? Destroyed: 1885, Ni. 5 Collided with JAMES W. GOFF and sank with Holland & McMahon circus on board. Area: Miss. R.
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Name: MT. VERNON
    Type: sidewheel, wooden hull packet.   Size: 177 tons.
    Launched: 1847, Elizabethtown, Pa. 
    Destroyed: 1852, off the lists
    Area: built for Pittsburgh-Cincinnati trade.
          1850, spring, Pittsburgh-Louisville
    Owner: mostly by Capt William J. Kountz
    Captains: Hiram Kountz

Name: MOUSE
    Launched: 1824?
    Area: New York, Hudson R.
    Owner: Gibbons, Thomas
    Captain and pilots: Capt. Vanderbilt, Cornelius

Name: MOVASTAR
    Comments: Was racing the PRAIRIE BELL when the PRAIRIE BELL
              blew up.

Name: MOXAHALA
    Area: 1840s, in Dresden, Oh. trade
    Owners:  in part, Capt Robert Hazelett
    Comments: Mentioned in this Article


Name: MUSCATINE
	Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet.  Size: 322 tons.
	Launched: 1863, Wheeling W. Va. for Northern Line Packet Co.
	Destroyed: 1880, North LaCross, Wi.  stranded and lost
	Area: 1864, Mar 11, advertised at Pittsburgh for St. Louis and Dubuque
	Owners: Northern Line Packet Company.
	Captains: 1864-65, J.J. Robinson
	Comments:  Capt. R.C. Gray supervised building.

Name: MUSIC CITY QUEEN
    Type: Ornamental sternwheel excursion boat    Size: 125', 300 passengers
    Launched: 1984, Utica, Ind.
    Area: 1999, Nashville Ten.
    Casptains; Rick Gillingham, Diana Laffoon
    Comments: 1999, in Tall Stacks Celebration

Name: MUSKINGUM
    Launched: 1820's?
    Area: 1826, Mo. R.
    Comments: from the Boone's Lick Heritage

Name: MUSKINGUM
    Area: 1840s, in Dresden, Oh. trade
    Owners:  in part, Capt Robert Hazelett
    Comments: Mentioned in this Article

Name: MUSKINGUM VALLEY
    Area: 1840s, Dresden trade out of Zanesville, Oh.
    Captains: William Scales
    Comments: Mentioned in this Article

Name: MYRTLE
	Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet/barge boat.  Size: 64' X 14'
	Launched: 1893, Yellville, Ark. for W. C. McBee of Marion County, Ark.
	Destroyed: 1895, Mar. 2, McBee Landing, White R., fire in cook room
	Area: 1893 - 95, U. White R.
	Captains: At first Captain John Shipp in charge and Captain Albert Cravens as pilot
				Later Captain Cravens was master
				1894, Captain Thomas B. Stallings
	Comments: See Article

Name: MYRTLE COREY  (Source)
	Area: 1901 or so, U. White R.
	Owners: possibly Capt. Thomas B Stallings
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1. Source: Way's Packet Directory, 1848 - 1994 3. Steamboats in the Valley 4. She Takes The Horns, by Fredrick Way, Jr.

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