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To Riverboats whose names start with the name MARY To Riverboats whose names start with the Letter M, Page 1 To Riverboats whose names start with the Letter M, Page 2Name: 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.
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
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
From The James E. York Post Card CollectionType: 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.
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.