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1. Name: M. E, ALLEN Type: Sidewheel, woodenhull packet. Size:137.8' X 28.3' X 5.7', 198 tons Launched: 1861, Paducah, Ky. Area: Miss. R. out of Shreveport Owner: Boisseau, Joseph Captain(s): Boisseau, Joseph Comments: Went to Confederate registry Name: M. P. WELLS Launched: 1880's? Area: Ohio R. Comments: From The Tribune Telegraph, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. May. 12 1897 Name: M. S. MEPHAM Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 236' X 38' X 7.5', 683 tons. Power: 23-1/2's-8ft. 4 boilers, each 40" X 26', Wheels: 30' dia. working 12-1/2' buckets with 26" dip. Launched: 1864, Elizabeth, Pa. Machenery from James Rees Co. Destroyed, 1868, Mar. 2, foot of Carr St., St Louis, burned. Area: until 1864, mid-summer, Wt. Louis-Leavenworth trade. 1865, St. Louis-New Orleans trade 1867, Advertised regular runs, Louisville-New Orleans Owner: M.S. Mepham & Bros., St. Louis, Mo. Captains: 1864, A.A. Shaw 1865, A. St. Clair Thomasson Comments: This was a fancy boat. Chickering grand piano in salon. Oil paintings over office and on each stateroom door. Large, carved spread eagle atop pilothouse. Chinaware from London and White, New York. Silver from Rogers and Smith. Rugs, carpeting and bedding from A.T. Stewart, New York. Bridal chamber was 16' X 8', 2 rooms connected by folding doors. Had mahogany bedsteads, etc. : 1867 Dec. 21, left Cairo, Ill. for round trip, New Orleans and back. 1. Name: M.S. THANHOUSER Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet. Size: 120' X 49'X 3.5'. Area: 1875, fall, Wheeling-Clarington Owners: 1875, Steve Thompson 1877, Sheperd and Humphry when advertised for sald in 1877. Captains: 1875, Steve Thompson with C.E. Booth as clerk Comments: Gorden C. Green was one of her crew, Marietta-Vicksburg towing produce, once. Boat returned north towing a circus. Name: M.T. BRYAN, originally the J.H. KEENE 1. Name: MABEL COMEAUX Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet. Size: 145.2' X 29.8' X 5.8' Launched: 1883, hull, cabin and framing, New Richmond, Oh. Destroyed: dismantled to become wharfboat at Tell City, Ind. Area: New Orleans - Upper Coast-Bayou Lafourche Captains: E.J. Comeaux 1. Name: MABEL COMEAUX Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet. Size: 178' X 36' X 6.5' Power: Engines, 18's- 6', 3 boilers each 42" X 26' Launched, 1891, Jeffersonville, Ind. Howard yard Destroyed; 1909, dismantled Area: New Orleans - Donaldsonville - New Hope 1902 was running New Orleans - Bayou Lafourche Owners: Capt E.J. Comeaux Captains: 1902, E.J. Comeaux Comments: Was eventually laid up, McDonaldsonville. Was caught there and laid over on her side. : Was known as Fair Mabel Name: MACHIGONNE Launched: Late 1800's Destroyed: Early 1900's Area: Cosco Bay (Portland) Maine Owner: Harpswell Steamboat Co. Captain and pilots: Capt. Comments: Name: MADISON Launched: 1828, 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. Comment: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA, WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, June 24, 1951 1. Name: MAGENTA Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet. Size: 215' X 35', 424 tons. Power: 20-1/2's- 6-1/2 ft. 2 boilers Launched: 1863, Mound City, Ill. Destroyed: 1863, May 22, in bend below Dewitt, Mo. Area: Built for Missouri R. Trade. Owner: F. M. Dozier, C.C. Chouteau, Ben Johnson and Frank Constant. * Name: MAGNET Size: 100 tons Power: Low pressure Launched: 1823, Cincinnati, Oh. Name: MAGNOLIA Type: Sternwheeler Size: Launched: 1844? Area: Coosa R., Ga. and Alabama Captain(s) : ?1870's? Elliot, James M. Jr.? Comments: Made run N.O. to Natchez 1851 0/19/50 Comments: from articles on the Coosa River. Name: MAGNOLIA
Type: Sternwheeler Size: Destroyed: 1868, Mar. 16, Exploded at the Coal Haven Bar, at the mouth of the Crawfish R.. Area: 1868: Ohio R., Cincinnati to Maysville Owner: David Gibson Captain(s):: 1868: Prather, James H. Comments: From the Cincinnati Enquirer March 17, 1868, Thursday. Compiled by H. Martin Prather. Name: MAGNOLIA Click on picture to enlarge
The MAGNOLIA at Rome, Ga.
Photo donated by Ken McCulloch
Launched: c. 1870 Area: Coosa R. Comments: Source Name: MAGNOLIA BELLE Originally the BORDER STAR Name: MAID OF OSAGE Size: 63 tons Launched: 1842, Osage City, Mo. Captains: Nansen Bennett, Cote Sans Dessein, Mo. Comments: 1844, during a major flood, went up Osage R. to Harmony Mission in Bates Co., Mo.
Only boat ever to make it that far. : Mentioned in this Article. Name: MAJESTIC Destroyed: 1846, blew up Name: MAJESTIC
Type: Ornamental sidewheel steel hull excursion boat Size: 277' X 50' X 6.5', 40' tall, 1,453 gr. tons, 1,000 passengers Power: 2 Caterpillar diesel engines (Model 3508). The engines are connected through Twin Disc Reduction Gears (4.94: 1) totaling 1350 horsepower. Launched: 1987, Pensacola, Fl. by Patti Shipyard Area: out of Pittsburg PA: Ohio R.; Monongahela R.; Allegheny R. Owner: Presently, (2000) Gateway Clipper Fleet, Pittsburgh, Pa. Captain: 1999, Brian Krug, Ken Morin. Comments: The name "Majestic" was chosen from over 27,000 entries sent in by residents who participated in the "Name the Boat" contest sponsored by the Gateway Clipper Fleet and KDKA Radio. Name: MAJESTIC see KEYSTONE STATE
Name: MAJOR BARBOUR Area: 1848 or so, White R. Comments: Source Name: MAJOR BROWN Type: Sidewheeler Size: Length: 150'; Tons: 124 Launched: 1840's early? Area: Rio Grande R. Owner: U. S. Army or Mifflin Kenedy. See comments. Captain(s): 1846: Sterling, Mark Comments: 1846: Effected exploritory trip up the Rio Grande to check feasibility of navigation beyond Camargo. 1846, Oct 24: became only boat of this size to ever reach Laredo. Because of falling river level, was stuck there for over a year. See "Source" for that interesting trip. The source above does not make it clear whether the boat was owned by the Army or by Capt. Mifflin Kenedy Comments: Source Article Name: MALTA Launched: 1830s late Area: U. Miss Owner: Throckmorton, Joseph Captains: Throckmorton, Joseph Comments: Designed to be excursion boat. Even had inner-spring mattresses.
Name: MALLIE RAGON Launched: 1830s late Area: Ohio R. Captain(s): Booth, C. H. Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA, WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, June 24, 1951 Name: MANKATO Launched: 1850s OR 60s Area: U. Miss. R. Comments: Mentioned in this Article Name: MAMELUKE Launched: 1840s? Destroyed: 1849, May 17, Fire at St. Louis docks Area: Miss. R. Name: MANASSAS Type: towboat/ironclad Size: Destroyed: Shelled by MISSISSIPPI below N. O.. Ran ashore then drifted downriver and sank. Name: MANDAN Launched: 1920s? Destroyed: 1849, May 17, Fire at St. Louis docks Area: Mo. R. Comments: from the Boone's Lick Heritage Quarterly Another mention Name: MANSFIELD Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 166 tons. Launched: 1854,Belle Vernon, Pa. Destroyed: 1858, Aug. 16, White Cloud,Minn., snagged and lost. Area: 1854, Cincinnati-Louisville 1856-7, U. Miss. R. at St. Paul Companies associated with: 1854, U.S. Mail Line Captains: 1854, Richard M. Wade Comments: Mentioned in this Article. Name: MANSION BELLE Originally the PUNTA Name: MAQUOIT Launched: Late 1800's Destroyed: Early 1900's Area: Cosco Bay (Portland) Maine Owner: Harpswell Steamboat Co. 1. Name: MARBLE CITY Type: Sidewheeler, wooden hull packet Size:173' X 41' X 7.5' Power: 28's-8 ft., 5 boilers, each 46" X 22' Launched: 1864, hull and framing, Metropolis, Ill., Alph Cutting's Yard, Completed, St Louis. Destroyed: 1873, dismantled. Cabin etc. went to building JOHN A. SCUDDER Hull was used as coal float. Area: Miss. R. Owner: 1864, Memphis & St. Louis Packet Line Captains: 1864, Tschudi, James H. 1868, shortly after, Malin, John W. Clerk: Adrian Storm, hence:
Here comes the MARBLE CITY with Tschudi in comand, Looking like a crystal palace just arrived from fairyland. See how she cuts the water and how beautiful her form. She advances line a whirlwind and I might add "A. Storm."Comments: See Name: MARCELLA Launched: 1850s? Area: Mo. R. Captain and pilots: Capt. Marsh, Grant Comments: 1869, july 4: Was at opening of the Hannible Bridge in Town of Kansas (Kansas City) Name: MARIETTA/MISS STERLING 1984 Photo Type: Sternwheeler Size: 80' X 20' Wheel 12' Power: At launch 135hp Catepillar Diesel; present 400hp Cummings diesel Launched: 1926, Marietta Manufacturing Company, Point Pleasant, Wv. Destroyed: This boat is still active Area: 1926, Monongahela R. Owners: first owner, ?. 2nd owner, A.D. Elliot. 3rd, Sterling Oil Co. : 1950, Crain Bros of Pennsylvania : 1983, Tom Jones of Kanawha City, West Va. Captain(S): Comments: 1962, Feb. 10, First boat locked at the Meldahl Locks. First boat locked through Hildebrand Locks on Monongahela River. Sold to A.D. Eliott, St. Marys, WV; Sold to Sterling Oil Company where the name was changed to MISS STERLING; Sold to Crain Brothers of Pennsylvania in April, 1950; Sold in February, 1983 to Tom Jones of Kanawha City, WV gutted down to the haul and rebuilt to its present glory in time for the Charleston Sternwheel Regatta in September of 1983. Remains unbeaten in the sternwheel races held at various regatta's. Thanks to Dave Comstock for the above info and photo. 1. Name: MARINER, (the 2nd one) Originally the RACHAEL MILLER Launched: 1863, Cincinnati, Oh. * Name: MARION Size: 75 tons or so Area: 1827, Feb., logged at Port of Cincinnati 3. Name: MARION Launched: 1840's late? Area: 1854, Sacramento R. Calif. 1. Name: MARION Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet Size: 123' X 26' X 4.5', 133 tons Launched: 1854 Louisville, Ky. Destroyed: 1859, Jan. 7, Soda Lake, La., snagged and lost. Area: 1854, Alexandria-Shreveport Owner: 1854, Boisseau, Capt. Joseph Captains: 1854, Boisseau, Capt. Joseph Later, Cellos, F.W. Name: MARION, Originally SILVER LAKE Launched: 1861? Destroyed: 1866, Grounded in U. Mo. R. Area: 1860s, early, U. Mo. R. 3. Name: MARIPOSA Launched: 1840s late? Area: 1850, June on, San Joaquine R. Calf. Captain: Farwell Comments: 1851, Nov. 1, was run into by the WEST POINT. Was towed to shallow water and refloated. Name: MARK TWAIN Type: Sternwheeler Size: Launched: 1860s? Area: Miss. R. Comments: 1883, Seen dead against shore. Color print by K. Chin. Name: MARK TWAIN originally BUSINESS and ultimately ALICE 1872-92 Name: MARK TWAIN originally ELON G. SMITH then CITY of ST. LOUIS 1873-?96? Name: MARK TWAIN/HUCK FINN/SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON, Web Site Launched: 1963 by the Dubuque Boat and Boiler Company Area: 1963-70, New Orleans as MARK TWAIN 1970-95, Miss. R., St. Louis, Mo. as HUCK FINN 1995, Dec.- Present, Ohio R., Louisville, KY. Owner: 1963-70, Streckfus Steamers of St. Louis, Missouri 1995-present, December, Jefferson County, Kentucky Captain: 1999, Mark Doty Comments: 1970, Renamed HUCK FINN 1996, April, Renamed SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON and now, along with the historic Steamer BELLE of LOUISVILLE, the SPIRIT operates as a nonprofit City-County agency.
Name: MARK TWAIN Type: Sternwheel, steel hull excursion boat. Size: 120' X 33' X 6.', 400 pass. Launched: 1964, Dubuque Boiler and Boatworks Area: Excursion and dinner cruises out of Hannibal Mo. Comments: Scheduled to take Presidential candidate Al Gore and his running mate Joseph Lieberman on a 400 Mi. campaign journey from LaCrosse, WI. to Hannibal, Mo. See Name: MARS Type: Sidewheel woodenhull packet. Size: 180' X 34', 329 tons. Power: Engines, 20's- 7 ft., 3 boilers. Launched:1856, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1865, July 18, Cogswell Landing, Mo. R., opposite the mouth of Fishing River. Area: 1861 running New Orleand-Memphis, Miss. R. : 1865 Mo. R. Owners: At one time, a St. Louis group headed by Capt. E.B. McPherson and Capt. Henry McPherson who ran her Memphis-Ohio R., then on Mo. R. Comments: See comments from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly. : 1861, June, Rebels seized her at Memphis as she was upbound from New orleans. 1862, Mar. 7, Captured from the Confederates at Island 10. The Rebels had vandalized her. Had to undergo major repairs. Name: MARTHA Type:Side-wheeler Size: Destroyed: 1849, May 17, Fire at St. Louis docks. Area: Miss. R. Captain and pilots: 1847, La Barge, Joseph. Comments: 1847, La Barge took her up to Crow Creek in the Dakota Terr. and had trouble with Yanktonai Sioux Indians. Name: MARTHA JEWETT POLKA Type: 1. Sidewheel wooden hull packet Size: 1. 408 tons Launched: 1. 1852, Hannibal, MO. Destroyed: 1. 1859, Jan 3, Cairo, Ill., Burned and lost Area: 1865, St. Louis - St. Joseph, Mo. bi-weekly Owner: Zorer, Max Captains: 1. 1856, David H. Silver Comments: was dedicated by owner, Zorer, Max, to his "esteemed friend," William C. Jewett : 1. Bell went to a Presbyterian church in Cairo, Ill., 1895 Name: MARTHA STEPHENS Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet. Size: 192 tons. Power: Engines, 10's- 3-1/2 ft. Launched: 1883, Osage, Mo. Destroyed: Way's has her snagged at Sibley, Mo. or Turkey Island, Mo. R. Corp. of Engineers map has her wreck near Franklin Island just down from Boonville. Mo. Area: Mo. R. Owner: Henry McPherson Captain(s): Henry McPherson Comments: From the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly. : Had cargo of sacked wheat aboard when snagged. Name: MARTIN P. MURPHY 3. Name: MARYSVILLE Launched: 1840's late? Area: 1853, Sacramento R. Calif.
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1. Name: MASONIC GEM Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size:125' X 26' X 4' Launched: 1859, Evansville, Ind. Destroyed: 1866, off the lists Areas: The pioneer mail packet on the Green R., Evansvill-Bolling Green 1861, Jan., U. White R. Captains: 1861, J.J. Pillisbury Comments: Was troop transport for Union during Civil War. : Mentioned in this Article 1. Name: MATT F. ALLEN/CARRIER Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 149.5' X 28.3' X 4' Launched: 1887 at Howard Yard, Jefferwonville, Ind. for the Lovell Line Destroyed: 1900, Sept. 20, burned. 1 life lost. Area: When new, Cumberland R., Nashville-Burnside. 1891, went to U. Ohio R., Wheeling-Parkersville 1896, went to U. Miss. R., out of Davenport, Iowa 1897, May 15, made first run in Clarksville Trade 1900, St. Louis-Calhoun County trade Owners: when built, the Lovell Line 1891, Capt. Henry Kraft and others 1896, sold to Capt. Walter Blair who renamed her CARRIER Captains: 1897, Ed D. Young 1897, See below article. Comments: 1896, name changed to CARRIER :May 15, 1897 From the Waterways Journal The Steamer Carrier Last Saturday the Steamer Carrier, formerly of Davenport, IA. Made her initial trip in the Clarksville trade. The carrier is owned by Captain Walter Blair of Davenport,IA and has been running in the upper river trade for several years, sometimes as a regular packet and sometimes as an excursion boat. Capt. T. G. Isherwood is in command and Capt. E. D. Young is in the office, with Zolle Block as assistant. H. S. Ruby has control of the steering apparatus and Frank Bucheite is in command of the forecastle.
Name: MATTIE WAYNE Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size: 335 tons Launched: 1852, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1858, dismantled Captains: at one time, Horace Bixby Area: 1855, Dec., badly dammaged in Great Steamboat Fire at St. Louis : 1856, landed at St. Paul 1. Name: MATTIE M Type: Sternwheel wooden hull ferry/towboat. Size: 95' X 24' X 2.8', 145 tons. Launched: 1894, Memphis, Tenn. Destroyed: 1903, Dec 10, 6 mi. above Natchez, Miss., swamped by high winds, sank, drowning 6 of her crew. Area: Memphis area Owner: Dixie Transportation Company of New Orleans Captains: When it sank, A.L. Brunson
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1. Name: MATTIE ROBERTS Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet Size: 147 tons Launched: 1863, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1875, dismantled Area: Parkersburg-Gallipolis McAllister ran trips to Nashville. Owners: Big Etna Furnace Co. bought to convert to towboat Instead sold to Capt. Jack McAllister 1875, sold to Capt. Taylor Higgins who dismantled her Captains: Amoung others, W. T. Hayman, Charles Smith and Mel Brown *1881, Marion Flesher Comments: 1867, spent summer stranded in Blennerhassett Island. * Name: MAUD S. Type, packet Size: small Area: 1884, late Ohio. R. Owners: *1884, Dec. Purchased by Captain Paden Captains: 1884, late, Wilson Name: MASSACHUSETTS Launched: 1870s? Owner: Stonington Line
Name: MAY LOWERY Type: Stern or sidewheel, unknowen, wooden hull packet. Size: 196' X 31' C 5', 210 tons. Launched: 1871, Pittsburgh, Pa. Destroyed: 1876, Feb. 20, "New Orleans, burned. Area: St. Louis-New Orleans Owners: Capt William J. Kountz, D.B.A., M. Lowery Transportation Company. Captains: 1876, W. Breathwaite of Brownsville, Pa. Name: MAYFLOWER Launched: 1840, Brownsville, Pa. Area: Ill. R. Owners: Elli Mills and Herman Price Comments: *Source 3. Name: MAZATLAN Launched: 1840s, LATE? Area: 1840s, late, Sacramento R., calf. Name: McCLAY Area: 1861: Miss. R. Comments: 2. - Friday Evening, March 22nd, 1861. " . . . The McClay landed about three this evening and put off some plows for H. Johnson." Name: McDOWELL See AUGUSTUS McDOWELL
Name: McINTIRE Area: 1840s, in Dresden, Oh. trade Comments: Mentioned in this Article Name: MECHANIC Type: Sternwheeler? Size: small Launched: between 1815 and 1820, in Wheeling, W. Va.. Destroyed: ?1825: Snagged? Area: Ohio R. Comments: Machinery and boilers by Arthur M. Phillips Works, Wheeling, W. Va.. Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA, WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, June 24, 1951 1. Name: MEDORA Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 101 tons. Launched: 1856, Brownsville, Pa. Destroyed: 1861, July 20, Jeffersonville, Ind. burned. Area: When new, U. Miss. trade 1858, Minnisota R. trade Owners: 1867, William Constans Captains: 1858, Ed Mclagen : 1861, Ben F. Beasley Name: MEGIDDO/CHATTANOOGA Type: Sternwheel wooden hull gospal boat Size: 175' X 33' X 5. Launched: 1901, Lyons Iowa, at Godfrey Marine Destroyed; 1921, Chattanooga, sank. Areas: 1904, after, ran out of Chattanooga 1919-20, became lat packet to make trips to Kingston, Tenn. 1921, running Chattanooga-Decatur Owners: 1901 - ?, T.T. Nichols Captains: 1919-20, Paul Underwood, master. Bobb Dodds, clerk. Harris underwood, pilot. 1921, Chattanooga-Decatur, master, Thomas D. Galy Comments: 1904, May, sank on the rocks in the Big Chain, about Mile 20 on the Tenn. R. Came out of refloating badly warped. Taken to marine way at Paducha for repairs. Came out of repairs looking like a reall packet boat. : See further info 1.Name: MEMPHIS Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 319 tons. Launched: 1852, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1860, Off the lists Area: Built for Cincinnati-Memphis trade. Comments: 1853, Feb. 12, below Madison, Ind., sank with considerable loss of cargo. Refloated. : 1857, Fri. Mar. 14, left Cincinnati bound for Memphis and Hickman, Tennessee. Account of some of this trip. Name: MEMPHIS Area: Miss. R. 2. - 1861, Mar. 21st, 1861. "Business very dull, but boats are plenty. There was a good number of boats passed up today. Amoung the rest was the Memphis with the mail, the new Gatz, Meteor, Imperial Maria. . . ." - Saturday Night, March 23rd., 1861. "Business brisk for a few hours, Steamboats running pleanty. The Memphis landed about 2 o'clock down nand put off beer and whiskey for Newman and H.V.R.. . . . " - Wednesday Night, March 27th, 1861. Business has been dull today. The Str. Memphis landed this morning about sunrise going up; put off the mail. . . . " - Wednesday, April 3rd., 1861. " . . . The Memphis came up this evening about 2 o'clock, put off mail and took on two or three passengers." - Saturday Night, April 6th, 1861. ". . . Memphis landed about 3 o'clock this evening, put off mail. . . ." - Wednesday Night, April 10th, 1861. The Memphis landed here this morning, put off Chas. Beatty who had been reported dead long ago." - Saturday Night, April 12th, 1861. " . . Business dull. River rising. Nothinig worth notice took place during the day till about 4 o'clock when the Memphis landed and George W. Frickee, Elmer Hamilton and Lady Epriam Dooms and George W. Frickee's two children took passage for Cairo from whence they intended to take shipping for New York and from there to San Francisco, California. . . . " - Friday Night, April 18th, 1861. " . . . Business tolerable. River falling. Boats are plentiful. . . . The Memphis went up about 10 o'cloce being 24 hours behind her time. . . ." - Wednesday Night, April 24th, 1861. " . . . Business dull. River falling. Memphis went down today and put off freight for Hennings and Holder, Hinton and Runfelt, Hughes and Brock. Day went tolerable." - Saturday Night, April 27, 1861. " . . . Memphis went down this evening, put off a lot of freight for Max Jehlen, Ross & Co. and Frank Hanning. . . . " - Saturday Night, May 4th, 1861. " . . . Buiness dull. Weather good. The Dickey came up in due time and the Memphis went down. Weather looks very gloomy. - Wednesday Night, May 8th, 1861. " . . . Business dull. River on stand. Weather fine. The Steam Boat Memphis went up this morning about sunrise, Took Dr. Robbins and Lady on board for St. Louis. . . . " - Wednesday Night, May 15th, 1861. " . . . Business tolerable in bacon and butter. River rising very fast. Memphis up today. Brought little mail. Dickey down with good mail. Learned Southerners were taken prisoners in St. Louis." - July 10th 1861. " . . . The Memphis came went down about 12 o'clock today and took Ellison and family and Mrs. Shaw for Paducah, Ky. Weather fine but very dry. River falling. - Friday July 12th 1861. " . . . Memphis came up today and took A.R. Newman and his goods to St Louis. . . . " - Saturday, November 30th, 1861. "All has been quiet here for some time. We have a few troops once in a while. The Memphis went down this morning with cavalry. The new gunboats went down yesterday and layed all night at Max Island. . . . "
Name: MEMPHIS QUEEN II, Off. No. 269760 Type: Decorative Sternwheeler, Contemporary excursion boat Size: 64.9' X 27' X 3', 308 Passengers Power: 300 horsepower twin screw: Port Engine:Detroit Diesel 6-71 Starboard Engine:Caterpillar 3306 (6 cyl.) Launched: 1955 by Dubuque Boat & Boiler Co. for Capt. Ed Langford Area: 1955-present (1999), Memphis Tenn. Owner: 1955-Present (1999),Memphis Queen Line Web Site w/photos Captain(s): 1955-60 Captain Ed Langford 1960-?? Capt. Tom Meanley Name: MEMPHIS QUEEN III, Off. No. 605060 Photo, stern, Web Site and Photos Type: Sternwheel, contemporary excursion boat Size: 99.8' x 27' x 4.4', 86 tons, 400 passenger Power: 1000 horsepower twin screw with true paddlewheel Main engines: Detroit Diesel 8V-71 Paddlewheel: Detroit Diesel 6-71 powering Sunstrand Hydraulic pump to Hagglund 6300 series rotary hydraulic motor. Launched: 1979 by Memphis Queen Shipyard. Hull was constructed in the back yard and then moved to the river by house-mover. The remainder of the vessel was built at the docks of The Memphis Queen Line. The MEMPHIS QUEEN III took three years to build. Area: 1979-present (1999), Memphis Tenn. Owner: 1979-present (1999),Memphis Queen Line Web Site Captain(s): 1979-?? Capt. Tom Meanley 1999, Dale Meanley Lozier Comments: 1999, attended the Tall Stacks Celebration. Name: MERIWETHER LEWIS See CAPTAIN MERIWETHER LEWIS Name: MERRILL, See S. S. MERRILL 3. Name: MERRIMAC Launched: 1840s, mid? Area: 1849, San Joaquin R., Calf. Comments: 1849, Was first steamer to go up San Joaquin R. Name: MERRIMACK/VIRGINIA, C.S.S. Type: Ironclad Civil War Boat Comments: Was Union built, then captured by South and renamed her the C. S. S. VIRGINIA Name: MERTIE BELL Launched: 1860s? early? Area: Probably the Ohio R. Comments: Source: from a web site visitor. My Grandmother was named Mertie Belle after a paddlewheel or steamboat. She was born in Hillsdale Michigan in Jan 1863. Has any one heard of that boat? From: Pat Date: Wed Dec 16 20:51:16 1998 Name: MERWIN Launched: 1898? Seattle Area: Alaska Comments: 1 of 2 built by Moran Bros.
Name: MESSENGER Fictional? in book "Steamboat Gothic" Launched: 1849? Area: Pittsburgh to N.O. Owner: Griest & Swaney Captain and pilots: Capt. Jessie Dean 1. Name: MESSENGER Type: Sidewheel Wooden hull Packet Size: 172' X 25' X 5.7', 236 tons. Launched: 1844, Pittsburg, Pa. Area: 1844-?49?Pittsburgh - Cincinnati Owner: Capt James J. Perry and stockholders incluiding A. Nimick and W.K. Nimick of Pittsburgh. Captain: Perry, James J. 1. Name: MESSENGER No. 2 Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Size: 230' X 30' X 5', 368 tons Power: 28's-7 1/2', five boilers each with 16" flues. 26' paddlewheel with 12' buckets. Built: 1848, Hull, Freedom, Pa. 1849, Completed and launched, Pittsburgh, Pa. Destroyed: 1856, Off the lists. Area: 1849, Pittsburgh-Cincinnati Captains: 1849, Woodward, I. C. 1849, Pilots: Shouse, John, Witten, Jim 1851-53, Klinefelter, John 1854 Davis, J. B. Companies Associated with: 1849-at least 53, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Packet Line 1. Name: MESSENGER Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet. Size: 190' X 30.8' X 7', 389 tons. Launched: 1852, Jeffersonville, Ind., Howard Yard Destroyed: 1859, Aug. 30, 9 mi. above Bayou Sara, burned. Area: 1858, Memphis-New Orleans, Owner: 1852, Robert S. Kirke, Mobile Ala.; 1858, W.L. Miller, New Orleans. 1. Name: MESSENGER Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet. Size: 154' X 35 X 5.2, 254 tons. Power: Engines, 20's- 5 ft. Launched: 1855, Belle Vernon, Pa.. Destroyed: 1861, Dec. 7, Rochester, Pa., lost by stranding. Area: 1855, Pittsburgh-Cincinnati; 1857, U. Miss. R. 1859, fall, Louisville-Memphis Captains: 1855, Capt. Martin Mellinger, Pilots, Kerr, Wash of Irontown, Oh. and Alfred Moore of Beaver Pa.. 1859, fall, Kyle, John. Comments: *Lake Pepin, between Wis. and Minn. on U. Miss. R., Challenged KEY CITY to race. Lost. *Jones Worden's Steamboats and Steamboating Career by Frederick J. Worden 1. Name: MESSENGER Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet. Size: 157' X 34.5 X 5, 436 tons. Power: Engines, 16's- 5 ft., 3 boilers, 38" by 24' Launched: 1865, Brownsville, Pa. Destroyed: 1875, Dismantled. Hull served as a barge. Area: 1865, Pittsburgh-St. Louis; 1866, ?St. Louis?-New Orleans. 1871, Pittsburgh-New Orleans; 1875, Pittsburgh-Cincinnati. Captains: 1865, Dean, William; 1866, fall, Dean, Jesse; 1871, Greenlee, Robert; 1875, Vandergrift, J.M.. Comments: 1873, summer, rebuilt at Brownsville, Pa., removing her Texas deck. Name: METEOR Area: Miss. R. Captain and pilots: Capt. Draffen Comments: Plied trade from St. Louis to Ft. Levenworth, Weston, Mo. and St Joseph. Comments: 2. - 1861, Mar. 21st. "Business very dull, but boats are plenty. There was a good number of boats passed up today. Amoung the rest was the Memphis with the mail, the new Gatz, Meteor, Imperial Mariah. Denning brought Joe Kelly and two boats. The Ryland landed here 4o'clock going down. Took 7 cords wood, but but off no freight." - Saturday, June 15th, 1861. " . . . We also received news from the Mate and Clerk of the Steamer Meteor which came up last night about 11 o'clock that they were fighting in St. Louis; Germans against Americans. Commerce is perfectly quiet yet and I hope it will remain so." Name: METROPOLITAN Launched:1856 Area: 1857, U. Miss. R. Owner: 1857, Northern Line Packet Company Captain(s): 1857, Rhodes Comments: Mentioned in this Article Name: METTAMORA Launched:1870s? Destroyed: 1875, Mo. R. near Franklin I. below Boonville, Mo. Area: Mo. R. Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quaterly * Name: MEXICO Size: 125 tons Power: Low pressure Launched: 1824, Cincinnati, Oh. Areas: 1827, Feb., logged at Port of Cincinnati
To Riverboats whose names start with the name MARY To Riverboats whose names start with the Letter M, Page 2 To Riverboats whose names start with the Letter M, Page 31. Way's Packet Directory, 1848 - 1994 2. Quote from The Diary Of Joseph T. Anderson 3. Steamboats in the Valley
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