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To riverboats starting with the Letter P, Page 2Name: P.A.DENNY, Originally the SCOTT Name:P.C. JOHNSON Area: Miss. R. Comments: From The Diary Of Joseph T. Anderson, shopkeeper, Commerce, Mo. - Saturday, August 28th 1861. " . . . The Governor of Missouri has called out 42,000 men for soldiers. We are thinking abiout it. Nothing passed today. Weather fine, few boats passed. The Johnson went down today." - Santafee, Illinois, September 16 1861. "Since my last we have moved to Santafee. We went to work on the 2nd day of September selling goods. . . . " " . . . P.C. Johnson arrived here this morning. All going off fine." 1. Name: P.D. STAGGS/INDIA GIVINS Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: When new as P.D. STAGGS, 161' X 28.6' X 4.4' 1900, after rebuild as INDIA GIVINS, 161' X 29' X 4.6 Power: as INDIA GIVINS, 11's- 4 1/2 ft., 2 boilers, each 36" X 18' Launched: 1893, effersonville, Ind. by Howard Yard. Destroyed: 1897, sometime after, Metropolis,Ill., sank, ending P.D STAGGS 1907, Jan. 27, Hickman, Ky., burned. Area: Nashville-Burnside on Cumberland R. 1896-97, Louisville-Kentucky R. 1897, Paducha-Danville 1900, as INDIA GIVINS, out of St. Louis Owners: 1893, Alec Kendall and Capt. A. T. Armstrong 1896?-97, Louisville & Evansville Mail Line 1897, Apr, purchased by Capt. Tom G. Ryman 1897, Nov. purchased by Capt Douglas Jones After sinking, purchased by Capt. Lee Howell who raised and rebuilt her. Renamed INDIA GIVENS 1906, H.W. Sebastian, St. Louis Companies Associated with: 1901, Calhoun Transportation Company. Name: PACIFIC Type: Stern-wheeler Size: Launched: 1880's? Destroyed: Area: Ohio R. Owner: Budd, Capt. P. R. Captain(s): Woodward, D. W. Comments: Ultimately became a tow-boat for coal and freight barges. Comments: from The Tribune Telegraph, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. Aug. 18 1897 1. Name: PALMETTO Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 136 tons. Launched: 1848, Brownsville, Pa. Destroyed: 1852, Oct. 9, Apalachicola, Fla., sank. Area: *1848, Mar. 26 - 28, New Orleans to Galveston, Tx. Comments: *1848, Mar. 28, Encountered storm and had to anchor off Tex. Coast to wait for dailight before entering Galveston harbor. *From Journal of Paul Haralson, March, 1848. Name: PALMYRA Launched: 1836, Pittsburgh, Pa. area Area: U. Miss. R. Comments: Mentioned in this Article Name: PANTHER Type: Size: Launched: 1860S? Destroyed: Area: Ohio R. Owner: Captain(s): Comments: Credit From Armstrong family records
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Comment on the riverboats PARAGON:To my knowledge, there were 4 boats with this name. Two are listed below. The other 2, both midwest boats of later vintage (1863 and 1873) I will enter when I get time. Name: PARAGON Type: Size: 173' X 27' X 9' Launched: 1811 Destroyed: Area: Hudson R., Albany - New York City Owner: 1811, Hudson River Steamboat Company Captain: 1811, Wiswell At one time, Arthur Helme Roorbach Comments: Source * Name: PARAGON Size: 350 tons Power: Low pressure Launched: 1819, Cincinnati, Oh. Comments: Made run N.O. - Natchez 1819, 3/8/0 Made run N.O. to Louisville, 1819 18/10/0 Made run Louisville to Cincinnati 1819, 1/14/20?? 1. Name: PARAGON Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 495 tons Launched: 1863, Elizabeth, Pa. Destroyed: 1868, Feb. 28, struck wreck of JAMES MONTGONERY, was wrecked herself. Area: 1864, Mar.18, Advertised Pittsburgh-Cincinnati 1868, running Memphis-St. Louis when destroyed. Owner: Sold when launched to Capt. Donnally Captains: 1864, Donnally 1. Name: PARAGON Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 260' X 48' X 8.' Power: Rees engines, 22's-8 ft., 5 boilers, each 40" X 26'. Launched: 1873, Hull at Belle Vernon, completed Pittsburgh for Capt. C.W. Batchelor Destroyed: 1875, Apr. 6, St. Louis, Burned. Area: Cincinnati-New Orleans Owners: Later, Rees and Thorn, and John J. and Thomas J. Darragh, all of Pittsburgh. Captains: Master, John J. Darragh Comments: Capt. William J. Kountz purchased burned out hull and built E.O. STANDARD from it.
Name: PARENTHIA Type: sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 150' X 28.8' X 3.9', 154 tons. Launched: 1854, California, Pa. Destroyed: 1855, Dec. 7, St. Louis, burned while loading for Ill. R. Owners: 1854-? Capt J.J. Robinson and others Later, Wall & Wider and Reid & Vohries Captains: 1853, master, J.J. Robinson 1855, Dec. 7, Master, W.H. Reed Comments: Her fire also took the TWIN CITY and the PRAIRIE CITY. Name: PARENTHIA Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 261 tons. Launched: 1862, Freedom, Pa. For Capt. Perry Brown. Destroyed: 1863, Jan. 14, Harpeth Shoals, Tenn., Burned by Rebels. Owners: 1862, Capt. Perry Brown and others. Captains: 1862, Perry Brown Comments: Impressed into war service by Union. : 1864, Apr., Owners collected $32,500 from U.S. for their loss. Name: PARKERSBURG Type: sternwheel wooden hull packet. Size: 204 tons. Launched: 1857, Cincinnati, Oh. Area: Cincinnati-Parkersburg : 1861, sold south and went to Confederate service. Captain(s):In Cincinnati-Parkersburg trade, James Monroe Vaughan,
with E.P. Chancellor, clerk. Name: PARQOUD Launched: 1870s? Area: Greenville to N. O. 1. Name: PAT CLEBURNE Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Power: 20's-7 ft., 4 boilers, each 37" X 24', 2 flues. Launched: 1870, Cincinnati, Oh Destroyed: 1876, May 17, Below Shawneetown, Ill. which is upriver from Metropolis, and across from Weston Ky. boiler blew and she burned Area: 1870, Memphis-White R. Later, Evensville-Cairo trade Owners: 1870, Memphis and White River PAcket Company Later, Evansville, Cairo and Memphis Steam Packet Company. Captains: 1870, W.J. Ashford 1875, John Goff 1876, Dick Fowler Comments: She was transfering an excursion party to the ARKANSAS BELLE when Her boiler blew. Capt. Dick Fowler was asleep in his Texas deck cabin and was burned to death. 14 lost their lives. Many others were scalded or otherwise injured. The ARKANSAS BELLE was damaged and underwent repairs before resuming her trade.
Name: PAT ROGERS Type: Sidewheeler Size: Power: 22 1/2's x 7' Launched: 1872, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1874, Aug. 5, Laughery Creek, Burned Area: Ohio R., Cincinnati - Louisville Owner: U.S. Mail Line Co. Captain(s): Dittman, Charles H., David, Charles Pilot(s): DuFour, Charles J. Comments: From Jerry Canavit Reportedly, while burning, she was stuck on sandbar. As many as 30 people died - many drowned when forced overboard. Reportedly, Capt. Charles David was in command and DuFour was the pilot on watch. Her engines went to the big cotton carrier, U.P. SCHENCK Mr. Pat Rogers was the founder of the Cincinnati Marine Railway Co. in Anti-Bellum days. Comments: From P.K. Kehler The "Pat Rogers" burned in 1874 on the Ohio River. Ten people died - their bodies were recovered from the water. One was the body of Capt. Charles H. Dittman." Comments: Partial Obituary of C. H. Dittman * Name: PATRIOT Size: 258 tons Power: High pressure Launched: 1825, Cincinnati, Oh. Area: 1827, Feb. logged at Port of Cincinnati Name: PATUXENT Launched: 181? Area: Baltimore Owner: Weems Line Captain; Weems, George Comments: Source 3. Name: PATUXENT Type: Size: Launched: 1840s?, late? Destroyed: Area: 1849, Aug., Sacramento R. Name: PAUL ANDERSON Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 170' X 29' X6.7' Power: 22'S-6 1/2 ft., 3 boilers, each 40" X 26' Launched: 1850, Brownsville. Pa. by Capt. Richard C. Gray Destroyed: 1855, Dec. 7, St. Louis fire Area: 2 trips Pittsburgh-New Orleans. 1851, Pittsburgh-Cincinnati, then many trips Pittsburgh-Cincinnati-St. Louis owners: Principal owner, Capt Richard C. Gray, with Clarke & Thaw and R.S. Hays. Captains: 1850, Richard C. Gray Comments: Gen. Paul Anderson, 1782-1861, was in War of 1812 and Mexican War. He was uncle of Capt. Gray : Mentioned in this Article 1. Name: PAUL JONES Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size: 232 tons Launched: 1843, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1848, March, sank at Grand Chain, Ill Area: Owner: 1843, Thomas F. Eckert, Simeon Doyle both of Cincinnati and Nathaniel Montgomery of Kentucky. Captain(s): 1844 - 1845 or longer, James Walworth Comments: 1848, Feb. 3, collided with MAJOR HARNOUR near Troy, Ind., 5 dead. 1. Name: PAUL JONES Type: Sidewheel, Wooden hull packet Size: 172' X 34' X 6.5', 353 tons Power: 21's- 7 ft. Launched: 1855, McKeesport, Pa. Destroyed: 1863, July, Big Black R., Miss, Burned to prevent capture. Area: 1855, Pittsburgh - New Orleans; New Orleans - Camden on the Ouachita R. Owner: 1858, Pittsburgh concern; 1858, Keeling, Franklin Captain(s): Bixby, Horace : * 1850s, late, at one time during, Keeling, Frankin A. Comments: 1962, wreck was found by divers alongside of wreck of the CHARM : At 12 yrs. old, Clemens, Samuel took passage from Cincinnati to New Orleans on this boat. 1. Name: PAULINE CARROLL Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 256' X 42' X 6.7', 714 tons Power: 26 1/2's-8 1/2'. 4 boilers each 46" X 30' Launched: 1864, Cannelton, Ky. Destroyed: 1875, St. Louis, dismantled. Hull converted to ice barge. Area: 1864, St Louis-New Orleans Owners: 1864-67, May, Capt. John W. Carroll and others. 1867-69, Atlantic and Mississippi Steamship Company 1869, May-1875, St. Louis and New Orleans Packet Company Captains: 1864, John W. Carroll 1867, Hugh L. White 1869, C.A. Yore Name: PEARL Type: Sidewheel packet Size: Launched: Destroyed:1854, Jan. 1. Below Plaquemine, La. she collided with NATCHEZ III, and sank. Area: Miss. R. Name: PEARL PLANT Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 101.5' X 17.5' X 6.3', 67 tons. Launched: 1849, Louisville, Ky. Destroyed: 1862, Sabine R. Tex., Capt. Wingate ran her ashore and burned her to avoid capture by Union forces. Owners: *1852, purchased by Capt. John Clements, Neches R. Tex. 1862, Purchased by Capt. David R. Wingate, Texas, Captains: 1862, David R. Wingate Comments: See source Article Name: PEARL RIVERS Area: 1870s, Sabine, Neches and Trinity Rs., Tex. Owner: 1870s, Capt. Jules Poitevent, a Trinity R. plantation owner Captains: Wilson Junker Comments: Once sank on Neches R. north of Beaumont, quickly raised. : used in building the Sabine R. jetties : See source Article
Name: PELICAN STATE Destroyed: 1879, Aug., driven into marshes by storm, irretrievable. Area: 1870s, Neches R., Tex. Owner: Captain W. E. Rogers Comments: See source Article Name: PEMBINA Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 264 tons. Launched: 1857, Brownsville, Pa. Destroyed: 1872, dismantled Area: U. Miss. R. Owner: Northern Line Packet Company Captain(s): 1857, Griffith Comments: Mentioned in this Article 1. Name: PENINAH Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 180' X 30.', 421 tons. Power: 14's-4 1/2 ft., 3 boilers. Launched: 1868, Pittsburgh, Pa. Destroyed; 1875, Sank at Sioux City, was raised and taken to Yankton for repairs, where she broke loose and became grounded. 3 weeks were spent getting her back in the water only to have a cyclone tear off her cabin. Area: Ohio and Mo. Rs. Pittsburgh-Montana Owner: Capt William J. Kountz Captains: 1875, Apr. David Haney Comments: In all, made 20 trips to Montana. 1. Name: PENINAH No. 2 Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 172' X 27' X 5.6' Power, thought to be the machinery from PENINAH above. Three 38" X 22' boilers Launched: 1876, Pittsburgh, Pa. Destroyed: 1887, Nov. 7, red R. in Louisiana, Burned. Area: Mo. R. 1877, went up tributary Marias R. for shipment of buffalo robes. Finally went to Red R. Owner: Capt. William J. Kountz Captains: * 1877, Sept. 23, William J. Kountz Comments: * 1877, Sept., was involved in the Nez Perce conflict at Crow Island on U. Mo. R. 1879, Bon Homme Landing, Snagged 1880, last time at Ft. Benton Name:PENNSYLVANIA Type: Probably a sidewheeler Launched: Pre 1820 Area: Ohio & Miss. Rs. Comments: In this article the author has this boat as being the first to traverse the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. However, all other refferences I have come upon give the NEW ORLEANS that honor. Go figure . . . Name: PENNSYLVANIA Launched: 1837, Pittsburgh, Pa. area Source: Boat Building in Pittsburgh, Pa. Area 1. Name: PENNSYLVANIA Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 205' X 33' X5.6', 242 tons. Launched: 1847, Brownsville, Pa. Destroyed: 1852, off the lists Owners: 1850, Stockholders, Capt. R.C. Gray, Wallingford & Co. David Holmes, J.O.H. ScullyJames Park, Jr. and W,C, Gray 1851, Sold to Louisville-Nashville trade, Capt. Yocum Captains: 1847-48, Richard C. Gray Comments: 1851, Apr. 12, Lawrenceburgh, Ind., demolished the MARY PELL in collision. Name: PENNSYLVANIA Type: Sidewheeler, wooden-hulled Size: Length: 247', Width: 32', Draft: 6.3', Tons: 486 Launched: 1854, Hull, Shousetown, Pa., completed at Pittsburgh Destroyed: 1858, June 13, Boilers exploded at Ship Island between Helena and Commerce, Mo.. 159 lives lost. Geo. Ealer, who was piloting, survived. Area: 1854, U.Miss. R., Pittsburgh - Cincinnati : 1855 or so - 1858, June 13, L. Miss R., St. Louis - New Orleans trade. Owner: 1854, ?Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Packet Line? : 1858, Jan., St. Louis, Cairo and New Orleans Railroad Line (Railroad Line), ie: Capt John Klinefelter and owners of 9 other boats. Captain(S):1854 - 1858 Klinefelter, John Pilot(S): 1857, Nov. 26, Brown, William T. and Geo. G. Ealer. Comments: Clemmens, Samuel cubbed with Brown after ALEX SCOTT. :Comments from Jerry Canavit Comments: 1857, Nov. 26, Collided with VICKSBURG Sources:Mark Twain Journal, Spring, 1990 Way's Packet Directory, 1848 - 1994 Name: PEOPLE'S FERRY/THOMAS H. BENTON Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull ferry Size: 125' X 34.6' X 4.3' Launched: 1889, Madison, Ind. Destroyed: 1918, shortly after, burned Area: originally, Quincy, Ill. 1906, Osage R. Mo. 1918, out of Vaidalia, La. Owners: 1906, Sept., sold to Missouri River Packet Company Comments: 1906, renamed THOMAS H. BENTON Name: PEORIA Type: Size: Launched: 1880? Destroyed: 1918, Crushed in ice Area: Miss. R. Owner: Eagle Packet Co. Captain and pilots: Capt. 1. Name: PEOSTA/TINCLAD #36 Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size: 151.1' X 34.2' X 5.1', 204 tons Power: 18'S- 5-1/2 FT. Launched: 1857, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1870, Dec. 25, Memphis, as warfboat, burned with big load of cotton on board . Area: U. Miss. R Owner: 1857, owned in Dubuque, Ia. 1863, June, Bought by U.S. Navy in Dubuque 1865, Aug. 17, sold at public sale to John W. Waggoner Captain(s): 1857, 1858, Aug. Tom Levens Comments: Named for the indian wife of Julien Dubuque : 1858, Aug. 25, Took Dubuque citizens to Galena to hear Stephen A. Douglas : 1860, Ran a 4th of July excursion to Cassville. : Was diamantled to become a warfboat.
Name: PERSERVERANCE Launched: 1820?, Destroyed: Broken up after legal battle Area: Hudson R. Owner: Albany Merchants Comments: 1st. steamboat race. Was with NORTH RIVER. * Name: PERSERVERANCE Size: 50 tons Launched: 1818, Cincinnati, Oh. Desteoyed: 1829, Ohio R. burned Name: PERSIA Launched: 1850's? Area: Ohio. R. Captain(s): 185?, Mate, Peppers, George H. Comments: From The Wheeling Register, Monday, March 31, 1879 Name: PERCY SWAIN Type: Sternwheel wooden hull raft boat (towboat) Launched: 1882, Reads Landing, Minn. as the MINNIE Power: as PERCY SWAIN, First of the Swain cross-compound engines. Owners: 1882, Fall, hull purchased by Capt. David Swain and built upon. Later sold to E.H. Kirchner & Sons, Fountain City, Wis. Later sold to Memphis and renamed PROGRESS. Comments: 1882, Fall of, MINNIE was dismantled and from deck up shipped to Devil's Lake ND. Capt. Capt. David Swain purchased the hull and built the PERCY SWAIN on it. Name: PERCY SWAIN Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Launched: 1910, Stillwater, Minn. by Swain's Marine Engine Works Destroyed: 1922, July 23, Rifle Point, La. Size: 146' X 27.6' X 4.6' Power: Cross-compound condensing engines Area: 1913, ran Natches-Vicksburg Owners: 1910, Capt. David Swain 1913, sold to Royal Route Co., Vicksburg, Miss. 1923, when lost, George Prince Comments: Considered the best sternwheeler of the Swain fleet. Name: A PERT Type: Size: Launched: ?1860 or so? Destroyed: Area: California Delta : 1862-64, Mokelumne River, Calf. 3. 3. Owners: ?1860 - 1862?, Capt. Allen : 1862-64, Mokelumne River Steam Navigation Company Name: PETALUMA #1, Originally the RESOLUTE Name: PETALUMA #2 Type: Sternwheel Packet Size: 149' X 35' X ?, 250 HP. Launched: 1914, James Robertson, Benicia, Calif. Cost, $19,083.91 Destroyed: 1950, taken out of service. 1951, Jan. 11, sold, final fate unknown. Area: San Francisco on Petaluma Creek to Petaluma Calf.. Owner: 1914-50, Petaluma and Santa Rosa R.R. Comments: Most of machinery came from 1st PETALUMA #1 : 1947, Oct. 16, hit submerged piling, beached and refloated. : 1950, Aug. 24, made last run. Possibly the last paddlewheeler to ply San Francisco Bay area. Source: Western Railroader Name: PETER BALEN Type: Size: 500 ton Launched: 1866? Destroyed: 1869, Burned Area: Mo. R. Owner: Captain and pilots: Capt. Comments: 1866, Got 40mi. beyond Fort Benton, and made a profit of $80,000. She was worth only $15,000. Name: PETREL, Orginally the DUCHESS Name: PETREL, Mo. R. Chart #3 published by the Missouri River Commission in 1892 shows a PETRELL wreck at Washington Mo. I have no other reference to this boat. 1. Name: PEYTONA Type: Siedwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 266' X 34' X 8.', 548 tons. Power: 30-1/2's- 10 ft.. 6 boilers Launched: 1846, Louisville, Ky. Destroyed: 1852, dismantled. Area: 1846, Louisville-New Orleans Captain: John Shallcross Comments: machinery went to TELEGRAPH NO. 3 Name: PEYTONA Type: Siedwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 265' X 42' X 7.'. 747 tons. Launched: 1864, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1866, Feb. 26, St Louis, Burned. Area: 1864, Cincinnati-St. Louis and Memphis-New Orleans Owners: 1864 when new, Capt E. Eugene Bowers Went under Atlantic and Mississippi Steamship Company banner Name: PHAETON Type: Size: Launched: 1877 Destroyed: Area: 1879: Ohio R., daily run to Sisterville, 52 mi. downriver. Owner: Built by Capt. John McLure, Jr. then soon sold. Capt. Dillon Captain(s): 1879: Dillon Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA, WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, June 24, 1951 Name: PHIL E. CHAPPELL Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Size: 165' X 29' X 4.5' Power: Engines, 15's - 5-1/2 ft. Two boilers. Launched: 1877, Grafton, Ill. Destroyed: 1888, Mar. 10, Red. R., Sank and lost Area: Ran Mo. and Osage rivers Later went to Red R., Shreveport trade Name: PHIL SHERIDAN Type:Side-wheeler Size: Launched: 1860s? early Destroyed: Area: U. Miss. R. Owner: Cincinnati & Wheeling Line : 1864, Northwestern Union Packet Company Captain and pilots: Capt. Comments: had painting of Gen. Sheridan on mount on sidewheel covers and an 8 sided coupulett pilot house. Comments: Mentioned in this Article * Name: PHILADELPHIA Size: 325 tons Power: High pressure Launched; 1826, Cincinnati, Oh. Name: PHILADA Type: Size: Launched: Destroyed: Area: Miss. R. Owner: Captain(s): Comments: From The Diary Of Joseph T. Anderson storekeeper, Commerce, Mo. - Thursday Night, April 4th 1861. "Business dull. Weather cloudy. . . . Philada landed here about an hour by the sun. Took Burgess, (and) wood boat in tow. . . . " 1. Name: PHILLIP DODDRIDGE Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 116 tons. Launched: 1848, Zanesville, Oh. Destroyed: 1852 off the lists Area: 1848-49, Pittsburgh-Beverly, (Muskingum R.) trade. 1850, Beverly-Zanesville trade at times did excursions, Pittsburgh-Greenwood Gardens Captains: 1848-50, E.F. Moore Comments: Mentioned in this Article * Name: PHOEBUS Size: 80 tons Power: High pressure Launched: 1825, Cincinnati, Oh. Area: 1827, Feb. logged at port of Cincinnati Name: PHILLIP SPORN Type: Stern-wheel towboat Size: Name: PHOENIX Type: Side-wheeler 100' or so Size: Launched: 1808. Built by John Stevens, Destroyed: Area: Delaware R. Philadelphia to Trenton Owner: Stevens, John Captain and pilots: Capt. Comments: Ran first steam trip from New Jersey to Delaware Bay. Had sails. Name: PHOENIX Destroyed: 1931 or so, above Memphis, burned. Area: At first was on Ohio R. : 1829-31, St. Louis-New Orleans trade Owners: 1829, Pruchased By Capt. John Simonds, JR. and others of St. Louis. 3. Name: PHOENIX Launched: 1840s?, late? Destroyed: Area: 1849, Aug., Sacramento R. 1850, spring, converted to a gold dredge for work on the Yuma R.. Name: PIKE 1816, See Name: PIKE 1852-54 Name: PIKE 1864-84 1. Name: PIKE No. 7 Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 480 tons. Waterline to top of stacks, 69'. Launched: 1844, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1849, dismantled. Area: 1846, Cincinnati-Louisville trade. Owner: United States Mail Line. Captains: 1844-47, PIKE No. 7 was last command of Capt. John Armstrong before he retired. Comments: Made run Louisville to St Louis 1854, 1/23/0 : 1846, Bridge builder John A. Roebling declared her to be the largest boat operating, in Cincinnati- Louisville trade. Name: PIKE No. 8 1845-1850 U.S. Mail Line Name: PIKE No. 9 1847-50 Louisville-Cincinnati Name: PIKE UNION No.1 1860, St Louis Name: PIKE UNION No.2 1868, St.Louis Name: PILGRIM Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 139 tons. Launched: 1864, Belle Vernon, Pa. Destroyed: 1867, Dec. 6, 30 mi. below Helena, Ark., snagged and lost. Area: 1864, St. Louis Keokuk 1865, Pittsburgh-Zanesville Owners: 1865, April, purchased by Capt. James C. McVay and others. Captains: 1864, D.Z. Brickell 1865, James C. McVay
Name: PILGRIM Type: Size: 390' Launched: 1883 Area: Rhode Island Sound Owner: Fall River Line 1. Name: PILOT Type: sternwheel, woden hull packet. Size: 72 tons. Launched: 1845, Freedom, Pa. Destroyed: 1848, off the lists Area: 1846, Sept., at Galena. Owner: Capt. William J. Kountz Comments: Said to be first boat built by Capt. Kountz. Name: PILOT No.2 Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 93 tons. Launched: 1847, Christler's Landing, Pa. Destroyed: 1852, Aug. 22, Wheeling, W. Va., Snagged and sunk. Area: 1847, Allegheny R., Pittsburgh-Freeport 1850, Pittsburgh-Point Pleasant Owners: Capt. William J. Kountz Captains: 1850, Shunk Name: PINOLA Type: Size: Launched: Destroyed: Area: Owner: Captain and pilots: Capt. Comments: 3. Name: PIONEER Type: Sternwheeler Size: Launched: Area: San Joaquine R. * Name: PIONEER Size: 200 tons Power: High pressure Launched: 1825, Cincinnati, Oh. Name: PITTSBURGH Captains: 1825, Walker Comments: An advertisment dated Feb. 4, 1825 advertised the Steam Boat Pittsburgh for Nashville was expected to arrive in Pittsburgh from New Orleans with a cargo of sugar. : This information from photocopy of partial page of Pittsburgh Gazzette, March 18, 1925. 1. Name: PITTSBURGH, nicknamed the BLACK DRAGON Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size: 267.9' X 30' X 6.1', 509 tons Launched: 1851, Shousetown, Pa. Destroyed: 1857, Dismantled Area: 1851-57, Pittsburgh - Cincinnati. Owner: Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Packet Line Captains: 1851, William J. Kountz 1852 or so, Hugh Campbell At one time James O'Neal *At one time, Chief mate, Peppers, George H. Comments: 1855, Mar 16, knocked down stacks on Wheeling suspension bridge. *Made run Louisville - Cincinnati 1852, 0/10/23 *Made run Cincinnatti - Pittsburgh 1852, 0/1/15 Comments: *From The Wheeling Register, Monday, March 31, 1879 Name: PITTSBURGH 1861-70 Type: Union Gunboat Name: PITTSBURGH/DUBUQUE/CAPITOL See Postcards of the Steamer CAPITOL
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Type: Sternwheeler Size: 1879, as PITTSBURGH, 250' X 39.2' X 5.8' 1896, as DUBUQUE, 257.2' x 40.6' x 6.1' 1920, as CAPITOL, 256.6' X 50.7' X 6.2' Power: 21's -7 ft., 3 boilers, each 47" X 28', 6 flues. Wheel, 21' dia. w/ 28' buckets. 1920, as CAPITOL 22's-7 ft., 5 boilers, 250 psi. Wheel, 25' w/30' buckets, 24" dip 4 main rudders and 2 monkey rudders. Launched: 1879, Cincinnati at Cincinnati Marine Ways Destroyed: 1945, summer, dismantled Area: 1882, Pittsburgh-St. Louis 1882, St. Paul-St. Louis 1901 after, operated variously, St. Louis and New Orleans. Many tramp trips. Owner(s): 1879-82, Ciicinnati and Pittsburgh Packet Company 1882-1901, Streckfus Steamers 1912, April: Made run from St Louis to the Shiloh Battlefield under charter to St Louis & Tennessee River Packet Co. Captains: original crew, Master, John Thornburg; pilots, Jo and Jim Whitten mate, David Little 1879 - 1906: Burke, William Capt.: 1914, Nov.: Martin, Charles R. This pilot dropped dead at wheel. Engineer noticed boat's strange behavior and backed her off. Pilots: 1914, Nov.: Richtman, Jack Comments: 1896, May, viturally destroyed by tornado at St. Louis. After tornado her hull was taken to Dubuque and received a new upper works. She was renamed DUBUQUE. 1901?: A 142' hole was ripped in hull. She sank. 1901, July: Raised. Strekfus Steamers took her over. 1914, Nov.: Approaching the Alton railroad bridge, her Pilot Martin, Charles R. dropped dead at the wheel. An engineer noticed course change and stopped her. Off-watch pilot, Jack Richtman was called and took over. 1919-1920, Winter: Converted to excursion boat and renamed the CAPITOL. Ran excursions at St. Louis and New Orleans. Name: PITTSBURGH AND ST. LOUIS PACKET Launched: 1820? Area: Mo. R. Comments: FROM THE Boone's Lick Heritage 3. Name: PLACER Type: Size: Launched: 1840s?, late?, Destroyed: Area: 1849, Aug., Sacramento R. Name: PLANET Type: Stern-wheeler Size: Approx 600 tons Launched: 1856, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1864, February 1, stranded and lost at College Point, La. Area: 1861, Miss. R. out of New Orleans, La. Owner: 1856, Ealer, Henry E. Captain(s):1856 until Civil War, Malloy, John; 1861, Burdeau, J.T. Comments: Until Civil War, was primarily a freight boat. After Confederate surrender at Port Hudson, used as a prison transport. * Name: PLANTER Size: 130 tons Power: Low pressure Launched: 1825, Cincinnati, Oh. Name: PLANTER Type: Towboat Size: Launched: 1841 Destroyed: Area: Miss. R. Owner: Beebee, Capt. James Captain(s): Beebee, James Comments: Built for towing ships back from New Orleans. From WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA, WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, June 24, 1951 1. Name: PLANTER Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size: 199 tons Launched: 1846, New Albany, Ind. Destroyed: 1848, Jan. 5, at Jones' Ferry, Twelve Mile Island, while loading grain, boilers exploded killing 5 persons. Area: Ill. R. Owner: 1847, bought by Capts. L.T. and F.T. Belt Captain(s): 1848, Jan. 5, Francis T. Belt Comments: Name: PLANTER/RIO BRAVO Type: Size: Capacity, 2,500 cotton bales. Launched: 1860 by the J.W. Phillips Yard at Wheeling, W. Va. Destroyed: 1880? sunk as a breakwater below Fort Brown on Rio Grande R.. Area: Built for Southern trade. 1860, Onio R. 1863 or 5? Lower Miss. R. 1875, Rio Grande R. Owners: Phillips, J.W., Part owner, 1862? Capt.Charles V. Wells 1880, June, U.S. War Department Captains: 1862?, Wells, Charles V. 1875, Kells Comments: 1862: Fitted out as blockade runner by the Phillips Yard 1865: Aug.: Sent south from Wheeling carrying 800 bales of cotton and 350 barrels of turpentine. She was captured by the U.S.S. LAKAWANA, sold to U.S. Gov. for $185,500 with cargo and taken to Key West. 1875, summer: Again sold to U.S. Gov who needed a steamer for the Rio Grande R. in Texas. They renamed her the RIO BROVO and fitter her out as a gunboat. More Details Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA, WHEELING INTELEGENCER, June 24, 1951 : Info, More Info Name: PLATTE VALLEY Type: Size: Launched: Destroyed: Area: Miss. R. Owner: Captain(s): Comments: From The Diary Of Joseph T. Anderson storekeeper, Commerce, Mo. - Saturday, November 30th 1861. "Jeff Thompson came to Price's Landing on or about the 4th of November and stopped. The Platte Valley swore the military men took the sword from the officers and left her. He went back to New Madrid and has been there since." 1. Name:PLOUGH BOY Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 165' X 29', 248 ton. Launched: 1848, St. Louis, Mo. Destroyed: 1848, Oct. 6, above Providence, Mo., snagged and lost. Area: St. Louis-Mo. R. 1. Name: PLOW BOY (No. 2) Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 36 ton. Launched: 1876, Stillwater, Minn. Destroyed: 1877, Sank near Arrow Rock, Mo. on Mo. R. Map Area: Mo. R. 1. Name: PLOW BOY Click on picture to enlarge
From Olden Times.com
The Public Ledger, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
September 26, 1881
Size: 185 tons. Launched: 1879, Pittsburgh, Pa. Destroyed: 1882 Area: Documented at Memphis 1881, Ark. R. Captains: 1881, E.B. Smith Companies Associated With: Memphis and Arkansas River Packet Company 1. Name: PLOW BOY Type: Centerwheel wooden hull packet. Size: 70' X 18' X 3', 29 ton. Power: 1 engine, 7" X 12", 1 boiler. Launched: 1884, Sioux City, Iowa. Destroyed: 1897, Mouth of Grand R. at DeWitt, Mo. Snagged and lost.Map Captain(s): Smith, Nicholas W. Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly. Name: PLYMOUTH, A New York boat. See this web site: Fall River and Providence Steamboat Company 3. Name: PLYMOUTH Type: Size: Launched: 1840s?, late? Destroyed: Area: 1849, Aug., Sacramento R. Name: PLYMOUTH ROCK Type: Size: Launched: 1870? Destroyed: Area: New York to Longbranch
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