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To Riverboats starting with the Letter O, Page 1Name: ONEIDA Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet. Size: 104' X 19.7' X 4.' Launched: 1881, Harmar, Oh., Knox yard Destroyed: 1902, Parkersburgh, W. Va., sank and turned over. Owners: built by machinist named Murry who came to Parkersburg, W. Va. from Oneida Co. N.Y. He built the engines. Area: 1880-90 period, Little Kanawha R. Owners: c. 1899, C.H. and E.E. Varian, of Letart, W. Va., equal shares 1902, Jan. 26, D. M. Miller and M. R, Lowther, Parkersburg, W. Va. Captains: presumably, Samuel B. Rathbone who also operated the CARRIE M. KRAFT 1884, Solly Wells 1902, Jan. 26, John Stone of Belpre, Oh. Comments: Later in her life, this was an ill fated boat. 1895, Juliana St. Bridge, Parkersburg, speared by piling,
when river fell after Ice break up. Rolled over. Rolled over again while being pumped out. Later, exploded boiler while racing. 1902, Jan. 26, 7am, Creston, W. Va. cut by ice and sank. Raised and steamed to Parkersburg where she sank
and turned over while waiting her turn at docks. : Machinery went to the FRENCH : Mentioned in these documents - 1, 2 Name: ONTARIO Type: Side-wheeler Size: 150' or 170' Launched: 1817: Sackerrs Harbor, N.Y. Area: Lower Great Lakes Owner: Law, George Comments: Its machinery was designed by Robert Fulton : Credit Name: ONWARD Type: towboat Size: Launched: late 1870s Destroyed: 1897, Burned on Monongahela river, near Glenwood. Area: Ohio and Miss. Rs. Owner: Jutte & Co. and Munhall Bros. Captain(s): Comments: Notes from The Tribune Telegraph, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. Aug. 18 1897 * Name: OPELOUSAS Size: 133 tons Power: High pressure Launched: 1826, Cincinnati, Oh.
Name: ORA ELWELL Type: Side-wheeler Size: Launched: 1900s, early to mid? Destroyed: last known to be docked for remodel in Seattle area circa 1994; Area: Skagit R., Pugeot Sound, Wash. State Captain: Albert Manwarren Galligan Comments: was converted to twin diesel engines Name: OREGON Type: Side-wheeler Size: Launched: 1840s? Area: Eastern boat? Owner: Law, George Comments: Won race with COMMODORE VANDERBILT 3. Name: ORIENT Launched: 1840's late? Size: 47 tons. Area: 1853, Sacramento R. Calif.
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Name: ORIOLE 1863-1881 Name: ORIOLE 1863-65 Originally FLORENCE MILLER NO. 3 Name: ORIOLE 1869-?? Name: ORIOLE 18?76?, Area: 1876, Jan, in lower coast trade out of N.O. Captain: James T. O'Pry Comments: possibly same boat as the one just above : Transcribed from The Olden Times.com copy of The Daily Picayune, New Orlens, La, Jan. 10, 1913 - (The date above mystifies me. I can only conclude that the issue of the Picayune from which Olden times took this article from was a later reprint of some kind. Way's Packet Directory has Capt. O'Pry "possibly" aboard the 1869 ORIOLE working the Lower Coast trade in Jan. 1876. Way's suggests that this might be another ORIOLE. I'm betting it was another ORIOLE.)
The Explosion of the Oriole New Orleans, June 16.--The following is a list of the killed and wounded by the Oriole yesterday: Dead - John Boyer, chief engineer; Zachariah Washington, a colored passanger; Louis Jackson, a col- ored minister from Algiers, and two colored women wonded. Captain Opry, com- ding, severly bruised; Joseph Sharp, mate and Henry Kountzie, pilot, each with their right leg broken. The fireman, colored, had both eyes blinded. Four roustabouts were crip- pled, but not seriously. J.P. Gtouere, a passenger, was slightly injured. J.C. Frenoulet, first clerk, and J.E. Staberial, second clerk, were slightly injured, and Mr. Crawford, secretary of the wrecking association, was severly bruised. Hun- ter, second engineer, colored, who was missing last night was this morning found in the hold nder the boiler, but could not be extricated. After the ex- plosion, which shattered the boat, a piece of the boiler was found in a field a quar- ter of a mile distant. The boat is a total wreck.
Name: ORIOLE Originally BAXTER 1901-1915
Name: ORLEANS Comments: Made run N.O to Natchez 6/6/40 1814 Name: ORLEANS Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Destroyed: 1871, Sept., Sabine Pass, Tex., Sunk by hurricane Area: 1869-71, Aug., Neches and Trinity Rs., Tex. Owners: 1869-71, Capt. Louis King Comments: See source Article 4. Name: ORONOKO Destroyed: 1838, Apr. ?21? Princeton, Miss., Collapsed her flues and exploded Area: Miss. R. * Name: OSAGE Size: 144 tons Launched: 1820, Cincinnati, Oh Destroyed: 1824, snagged 1. Name: OSAGE Type: Built as Ironclad Gunboat, possibly propellor driven. Size: Originally, shallow draft at around 3' 1867, when sold to private owners, described as 180' X 48.8' X 5.4', 350 tons, Launched: 1863, Carondelet, Mo. Built by James B. Eads. Destroyed: May have sunk in Sodo Lake, near Shreveport, La. Area: 1864, was hard aground on sandbar for most of this year. 1865, Apr., Mobile, Ala. Sunk in battle of Mobile and raised. Owners: 1867, Nov. 22, sold to Capt. John Armstrong One month later went to New Orleans Wrecking and Salvage Co., Captains: 1864, Thomas O. Selfridge, later a Rear Admiral 1867, Dec. - 1870, May, Greenleaf Andrews 1. Name: OSAGE Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 147 tons. Launched: 1865, Castle Rock, Mo. Destroyed: 1874, Off the lists Area: first home, St. Louis, Mo. 1. Name; OSAGE Type: Sternwheel, transfer boat, wooden hull Size: 100' X 19.8' X 3.5' Power: 12 1/2's, 3 1/2 ft., 1 boiler, all from JOHN R. HUGO Launched: 1900, Osage City, Mo. Destroyed: 1917, about, dismantled. Area: 1900-09, Osage R. Mo. 1909-17, Miss. R. Owners: 1900-09, Osage and Missouri River Packet Company 1909 Houston Lumber Co., Vicksburg. 1909-1917, Mississippi, Yazoo and Sunflower River Transportation Company Name: OSAGE PACKET Launched: 1840 Area: Osage R., Missouri R.-St Louis Captains: Benjamin B. Bryan Comments: Mentioned in this Article Name: OSCEOLA Destroyed: 1877, on way up Yellowstone R. by a tornado after loitering at shore to round up a white stalion the cowboys aboard had spotted. All humans survived, but the horse went down with the wreckage. Area: Yellowstone and Mo. Rivers. Name: OSPREY Launched: 1840s? early? Area: 1846 and 185?, U. Miss. R. Comments: Mentioned in articles here and here Name: OTTER Launched: 1830's or early 40s Area: U. Miss. R.; Mo. R. Owner: One or both of the Captains Harris. Captain: 1843 - 45, Harris Do not know which Harris Brother this was. Comments: Mentioned in this Article 1843, Apr. 5, Arrived at St Paul, Minn. 1844, Apr. 6, Arrived at St Paul, Minn. 1845, Apr. 6, Arrived at St Paul, Minn. Name: OTTUMWA BELLE Launched: 1880s? Area: Miss. R. Captain: Capt. Hunter, Walter Comments: 1915, brought down the last tow of logs.
Name: OUACHITA Originally the LOUISVILLE
Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet/U.S. gunboat Launched: 1861, New Albany, Ind. Comments: refitted as packet VICKSBURG
1. Name: OUACHITA/FRED A. BLANKS (No. 2)
Type: Sternwheeler, wooden hull, packet Size: 189' X 38' X 6.5' Plus cotton guards to make her 52' overall in width. Launched: 1890, Jeffersonville, Ind, by Howard Yard Destroyed: As OUACHITA, 1899, Jan. 19, Memphis, Tenn., 1:30 A.M., burned. 3 died. Hull was made into the FRED A. BLANKS in Paducah : At VICKSBURG, 1903, laid up at South Memphis below Trainor Ave., sank during night and was lost. Area: 1890, N.O.-Monroe trade Later, Memphis-Vicksburg Owners: 1890, Capt. L.V. Cooley Later, the Blanks Family Later, As OUACHITA then FRED A. BLANKS No. 2, Capts. A.E. and L.P. Cummins Captains: 1890, Cooley, L.V. 1901, Brenner, Lew Comments: 1900 or so Bell From BALTIMORE was instaled on this boat 1. Name: OUACHITA Type: Sternwheel, wooden hulled packet. Size: 140' X 32' X 4' Power: Engines, 10s - 5'. 1 boiler, 44" X 28'. Launched: 1899, Jeffersonville, Ind., by Howard Yard. Destroyed: 1909, laid up and disposed of 5 yrs. later. Owners: Originally, Capt. L.V. Cooley, New Orleans : c. 1906, purchased by Alabama River Packet Company 1. Name: OUACHITA - Originally the CITY OF MUSKOGEE, then LORAINE K. Type: Sternwheel, wooden hulled packet Launched: 1908, Jeffersonville, Ind., by Howard Yard. Destroyed: 1924, Sept. 12, burned. Comments: Renamed OUACHITA, 1924, July. Name: OUACHITA - Originally the GEORGE PRINCE : - 1940 1. Name: OUACHITA BELLE Type: Sidewheel wooden hulled packet. Size: 218 X 38 X 6 Launched: 1870, Jeffersonville, Ind. Destroyed: 1880, Nov. 3, Fox Island, sank. Area: N.O.-Bayou Sara Owner: 1870, Blanks, Capt. Fred A. and C.N. Breurd, New Orleans, equal shares. 1878-80, Maj. John D. Adams. Captains: 1871, Blanks, Fred A.; later, Libano, John C. Capt. John W. Cannon ran her under lease one cotton season. 1. Name: OZARK QUEEN/HOUMA Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet/barge boat. Size: As OZARK QUEEN - 133' X 25.6, 135 tons. : As HOUMA 136' x 23.8' x 4.8' Power as HOUMA, engines, 9 1/2s- 3', one boiler 44" X 20' Launched: 1896, Batesville, Ark. Destroyed: 1926, Sept. burned. Areas: 1896 - 1903, White R., Ark., Batesville - McBees Landing trade. 1906, New Orleans - Lower Terrebonne, Sugar Refinery and Houma, and on Bayou Lafourch Crossing. Possibly as a barge boat. Owners: 1896 - 1904, Capt. Charles B. Woodburry 1906 - Bradford Transportation Co. Captains: 1901 or so, Charles B. Woodbury 1903, May, Will Shipp 1906, T.W. Cook Comments: 1904, Dec. Memphis, condemmed : 1806, Rebuilt to become the HOUMA, Madisonville, La.
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