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Name: SCOTIA Area: Monongahela R. Name: SCOTTLAND Area: Miss. R. Comments: From The Diary Of Joseph T. Anderson, shopkeeper, Commerce, Mo. - Monday Night, April 15th 1861. " . . . The news came to town that Fort Sumptner was taken and Major Anderson was killed. This raised considerable and about the time people began to a little cool, the Steamer Scottland passed up the river with a palmetto tree hoisted on her. This arroused the feelings again and there was a strong talk about hailing her and meking her take it down, but they did not talk of it until she had gone by. Day passed off quiet. River on stand." 3. Name: SEA BIRD Launched: 1850's early Area: 1855, Sacramento R. Calif. 3. Name: SEA WITCH Launched: 1840's mid? Area: Sacramento R. Calf. Comments: 1849, Aug. 31, Listed in the Alta Californian as plying trade on the waters of the Sacramento R. Name: SEBASCODEGAN Type: Size: Launched: Late 1800's Destroyed: Early 1900's Area: Cosco Bay (Portland) Maine Owner: Harpswell Steamboat Co. Captain and pilots: Capt. Comments: Name: SECRETARY Launched: Late 1840's? Destroyed: 1854, Aug. 15, Boiler exploded. Do not know if this actually destroyed the boat, but at least 1 life was lost. Area: 1854, Aug 15, California Delta Name: SEGWUN Web Site Type: Sidewheeler Mailboat/Propeller driven Cruise Boat Launched: 1887 Destroyed: Now operating as cruise boat Area: Muskoka Lakes, out of Gravenhurst, Canada Owner: 1878: 1970? - present: Muskoka Steamship Historical Society Captain and pilots: Capt. Comments: 1958 - early 1970's: floating museum 1970's, early: restoration converted her to a propeller driven steamer. Name: SELKIRK Type: Stern-wheeler Area: Yukon R. Owner: The British Yukon Navigation Co. Comments: For more see Alaskan Riverboats Name: SELMA Type: Sidewheeler, wooden hull, packet Size: 227 tons Launched: 1845, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed:1850, May 29, Cahawba, Ala., lost incollision with D.B. MOSBY Area: Went to Mobile Ala. Comments: sent in by site visitor, Sharon Teeslink "...is the steamship that travelled from New Orleans to Perry Co. Mo. with the Germans who started the Missouri Synod church in about 1847." Name: SELMA (the 2nd one) Originally the N.W. GRAHAM Launched: 1853, Covington, Ky. Name: SELMA (the 3rd one) Type: Sidewheeler, wooden hull, packet Size: 180' X 37' X 7', 600 tons Power: 20's- 7', 3 boilers, each 48" X 26' Launched: 1867,Pittsburgh, Pa. Destroyed: 1875, Jan. 25, sank. Was raised and dismantled at New Orleans. Area: 1867, Mobile-Montgomery, Ala. 1868, Dec. New Orleans-Shreveport 1870, New Orleans-Opalousas and Atchafalaya Rs. Owners: 1867, built for and owned by Capt. Thomas Rogers, of Pittsburgh 1868, bought by Capts. William T Scovell and John Couns, equal parts. 1870, bought by Capt. Charles C. Picket
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Name: SENATOR
    Type: Side-wheeler   Size:220 X ??    755 tons
    Launched: 1840s?
    Destroyed: 
    Area: Hudson R. (New York City); 1850s, Sacramento R., Calif.
    Owner: Daniel Drew
    Captain and pilots: Capt. LaFaye
    Comments: 1849: 1st. riverboat to round Cape Horn.
                   Took 7 months. 17 days.
            : 3. 1849, late, Started service on Sacramento R.
              Sacramento - San Francisco.  Made trip in 1 day.
			  Did this for more than 30 years.
            : also see: California Delta

Name: SENATOR
    Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet    Size: 121 tons
    Launched: 1845 or 6, June, Wheeling W. Va. For Capt. John McLure
    Destroyed: 1852, off the lists
    Area: 1846, Made trip to New Orleans and brought back to Nashville troops
                for the Mexican War.
          1847, Apr.-48, Galena - St. Louis
          1848, Galena St. Peters
          1849-50, Galena St. Paul
    Owner: 1846, Capt John McLure
           184?8?-52, Galena, Dubuque and Minnesota Packet Company
    Captain(s): 1847, Apr. 20, E.M. McCoy
                1848, D. Smith Harris
                1849-50, Orren Smith 
    Comments:  Mentioned in this Article
               1848, Apr. 7, Arrived at St. Paul, Minn..

Name: SENATOR
    Type: Sternwheel ferryboat.  Size: 115' X 28' X 4.'
    Power: 9"-2 ft.
    Launched: 1882, Yankton, S.D.  *Cost $12.000
    Destroyed: *1887, Feb 5, Carried to mouth of Jim R. by breaking ice.  Lost.
    Area: Yankton, S.D
    Owner: Yankton Steam Ferry Company
    Comments: *replaced LIVINGSTON as ferry from Yankton, S.D.
                to Green Island, Neb.
    Comments: This info from Bob Karolevitz's column The Way It Was,
              believed to have been in a 1995 Yankton. S.D.. newspaper. 

Name: SENATOR, Formerly the ST. PAUL
    Type:  Side-wheeler excursion boat  Size: 
    Area: 1952, Ohio R. summer in Pittsburgh?;

Name: SENATOR CORDILL
Post Card Pictures 1, 2 Name: SENECA CHIEF Type: Passenger barge Size: Launched: 1825, Oct. Area: Erie Canal Name: SENTINEL Post Card Picture Name: SERENDIPITY PRINCESS, previously the TRENT VOYAGEUR and the SERENDIPITY LADY Voyageur Type:Steal hulled, flat bottomed, sternwheel replica. Power: Twin Catepiller Diesels Pro Size: 93 x 25 x 5, 3 Decks, 267 passenger and crew Launched: 1982 or so Destroyed: Area: Summer, Lake Simcoe in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, Autum, Trent Severn Canal out of Port Severn Ontario Owner: Captain(s): 1998, Jones, Graham Comments: 1998, Nov., from boat's present Captain, Graham Jones. Original Keel was laid I believe in 1982. Vessel was named "Trent Voyageur" Sailed the area of the Trent/Severn Canal on multi day cruises for several years. Was sold and subsequently operated for a short time as the "Serendipity Lady" out of Peterborough, Ontario Cananda, also in the same trade, until left abandoned at the wharf and in a state of disrepair. Was Purchased in 1995 by PMCL and underwent an extensive refit where she was widened, lenghthened, repowered, and completely re appointed throughout. Name: SHALLCROSS See NEW SHALLCROSS 1. Name: SHAMROCK Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 164' X 26' X 4.6', 139 tons Launched: 1848, Newport Ky. Destroyed: 1851, June 29, Lake Bistineau, La., burned Area: 1850, Dec., Port Caddo - New Orleans Owners: 1850, Nov. 15, 1/2, by Capt. George G. Remer 1850, Dec. 23, 3/4 sold to John G. Kendall 1851, Apr. 1/2 sold to Capt. Ebenezer Watson Linn of Brookville, Ky. Name: SHARK Type: Stern-wheel, man powered Size: small Area: Miss. R. Name: SHAWNEE Name: SHELBY Comments: Made run N.O. - Natchez 1817, 3/20/0 Made run N.O. - Louisville 1817, 20/4/20 1. Name: SHENANDOAH Type: Sidewheel packet, wood hull, Size: 179 tons Launched: 1848, Brownsville PA Destroyed: 1856, Feb. 27, Torn from docks and swept downstream in ice flow during Great Ice Gorge at St. Louis. Destroyed. Area: 1848 - 50, Pittsburg - St. Louis; 1853 - 54, St Louis - St Paul Captain:1848 - ?56?, Bowman, George Comments: 1849, Oct. 9, knocked her stacks down passing under draw bridge in Louisville Canal Name: SHEPHERDESS Comments: Broke the TECUMSCH's record of 9 days New Orleans to Louisville. Source Name: SHERLOCK
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From The James E. York Post Card Collection
Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Launched: 1800s Area: Ohio R. Name: SHOSHONE
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Name: SHREVE
    Type: Stern-wheeler
    Launched: 1860s?
    Area: U. Mo. R.
    Comments: Possibly the same boat as below.

Name: SHREVEPORT
    Type: Stern-wheeler     Size:
    Launched: 1860s?
    Area: Mo. R.
    Owner: 1863, summer, LaBarge, Capt. Joseph N.
           Nanson, Joseph S.
    Captain Nanson, Joseph S.
    Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly.

Name: SIDNEY/WASHINGTON   
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From The James E. York Post Card Collection
Type: Sternwheeler Size: 221.3'X 35.5' X 5.5' Power: 17's-5 ft., 3 boilers Launched: 1880, Murraysville, completed Wheeling, W Va. Destroyed: 1938, dismantled Area: 1880 - 1882?: Wheeling - Cincinnati 1882? - ????: Under owner Diamond Jo Line: U. Miss R.: St Louis - St. Paul ???? - ????: Under owner Strekfus Line: New Orleans in winter Owner: List, William M. 1897?, Diamond Jo Line 1901, Strekfus Steamers Captains: 1880, William M List Strekfus, Roy As WASHINGTON: Lax, Hilmar Comments:1882, Mar. 10 at Goose Island on Ohio R.: Burst steamline. 4 dead, 16 scalded. 1882?: Sold to Diamond Jo Line. ????: Sold to Strekfus Line. Converted to excursion boat. 1913: First to enter the new Keokuk lock under Capt Roy 1920 or 21: Completely rebuilt and renamed WASHINGTON Way's Packet Dir. p 481. Name: SIDNEY P. SMITH
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At Rome, Ga. Donated by Ken McCulloch
    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet
    Launched: c. 1870 
    Destroyed: sometime after 1873
    Area: Coosa R. Georgia and Alabama
    Comments: Source

1. Name: SIGNAL/Union Tinclad #8
    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 190 tons
    Launched: 1862, Wheeling, W. Va.
    Area: 1964, May 5, Red R., Dunns' Bayou, escorting JOHN WARNER when captured
                by Confederates.
    Owners: 1862, Sept. 22, sold to U.S. Navy.  Converted into tinclad.

Name: SILVER BOW
    Type: Side-wheeler 
    Owner: St. Louis & Omaha Packet Co.?
    Captain and pilots: Capt. 
    Comments: 1869, at Fort Levenworth

Name: SILVER CITY  Originally the TYRONE

Name: SILVER CLOUD
	Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet.  Size: 155' X 33.5' X 5.3', 236 tons.
	Power: Engines, 16's- 5', 3 boilers.
	 : 1865, converted to sidewheeler and redocumented, same name.
	Launched: 1862, Brownsville, Pa.
	Destroyed: 1866, Oct. 2, Buffalo Bayou, Tx., snagged and lost.
	Comments: Became U.S. tinclad #28
	Comments: 1865, Aug 17, sold at public auction to J.H. Sterne for $11,000

Name: SILVER CLOUD
	Comments: * 1866, Nov. Is said Capt. Spencer was having built by Mr. Parsons

Name: SILVER CLOUD
	1878 - 1887

Name: SILVER CLOUD No. 2
	1863-1869

Name: SILVER CRESCENT
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From The James E. York Post Card Collection
Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Size: 123.3' X 22.9' X 3.9', 125 tons. Launched: 1882, Clinton Iowa Destroyed: 1909, Winona, Minn., dismantled Area: 1892, Davenport-Burlington 1895-1908, Keokuk-Quincy trade Owner: 1892, purchased by Capt. Walter Blair Captain: 1892, Walter Blair 1895, S.R. Dodd Comments: Originally a raft boat
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1. Name: SILVER HEELS
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 187' X 29' X 6.', 267 tons.
    Power: 20's- 6 1/2 ft., 3 boilers, each 40" X 26'.
    Launched:  1857, Jeffersonville, Ind. by Howard Yard.
    Destroyed: 1860, Oct. 2, Carrollton (New Orleans), sunk in storm.
    Area: Early, Mo. R.
          1858 on, Miss. R.
    Owners: Built for St. Louis & St. Joseph Line
            1858, Nov., sold to New Orleans Coast & Lafourche Transportation Company
            1860, Jan., sold to Capt. Charles Cane Pickett and others, Pointe
                       Coupe Parrish, La..
    Captains: 1860, Master, John J. Brown 
    Comments: 1857, The Diary of E.F. Beadle places her in Omaha, May 19,
                    and July 16 

1. Name: SILVER HEELS
	Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet. Also said to be a small towboat
	Area: Marietta-Zanesville, 1 trip.
		: Otherwise, mostly Little Kanawha R.
	Launched: 1858, Hooksburg on Muskingum R., Oh. for Capt. Isaac N. Hook
	Destroyed: 1868, Oct. 14, below Vanceburg, Ky., sunk in some 50' of water in violent storm
	Owners: When new, Capt. Isaac N. Hook
			1868 when sunk, the Little Family, Portsmouth, Oh.

Name: SILVER LAKE
    Launched: 1860s?
     Area: U. Mo. R.
    Captain and pilots: Capt. Grant Marsh

Name: SILVER MOON
    Type: Side-wheeler  Size:
    Launched: 1850s? late.
    Destroyed: 1869, late, on rocks at Louisville.
    Area: Miss. R.; Ohio R.

Name: SILVER STAR
      1856-60

Name: SILVER STAR
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet
    Size: 67.7' X 10' X 4.22'
    Launched: 1877, Mason City, W. Va.
    Destroyed: still documented, Cincinnati, 1896
    Comments: *1885, Feb. 19, Stone River at Charleston, South Carolina, sank.
                    Apparently was raised.

1. Name: SILVERTHORN (one word)
    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet
    Launched: 1972, Jeffersonville, Ind.
    Area: When new?, Evansville-Nashnille trade
          1880, Jan., Memphis-Hales Point
    Owner(s): 1877, Evansville & Memphis Steam Packet Company
              1883, fall(?), sold to New Orleans concern.
    Captain(s) When new? Josh T. Throop
               1877, George S. Throop
    Comments: This boat was named for Col. Silverthorn, the river editor of the Evansville Journal.
            : 1883, summer, given cotten rails in Paducah, then went back south.
	    : *1875, sank to her hurricane deck, raised. 

Name: SILVER WAVE
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From The James E. York Post Card Collection
Type: Side-wheeler Size: 63 tons Launched: 1888 Destroyed: 1897, July 21 fire at dock at Portsmouth, Oh. Area: Miss. & Ohio Rs. Captain(s): 1870's?, Blair, Walter, Comments: From The Tribune Telegraph, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. July. 12 1897 Name: SIOUX CITY Type: Sidewheeler Size: 162.5' X 30' X 3.4' Power: 13's - 4' two boilers. Launched: 1870, California, PA. Destroyed: 1873, Mar. 19, Swept away by ice gorge and destroyed. Area: Ohio and Mo. Rivers. Owner(s): 1870, Capt. Edmund B.(E.?) Cooper, James A. Sawyer, Andrew M. Haley, all of Sioux City Iowa. : 1871, Feb., St. Louis and Arkansas River Packet Co. : 1872, spring, J. H. Durfee of Leavenworth, Kan. and others Captain(s): 1870, Cooper, Edmund B. (E.?) : 1871, Johnson, T. P. : 1872, spring, McGarry, James Comments: SIOUX CITY 1. Name: SIR WILLIAM WALLACE Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 153' X 35' X 5.2', 255 tons. Launched: 1855, California, Pa. For Hugh Campbell Destroyed: 1866, Mar. 27, Mobile Ala., Burned. Area: 1855-60, Pittsburgh-Cincinnati-St. Louis 1860-62, engaged in U.S. troop movement at various times. 1862-64, Out of Memphis 1864- Cincinnati-Memphis 1865, taken to Mobile, Ala. Owner: 1855-62, Hugh Campbell, 7/8; Charles S. Frisbee, 1/8 1862-65, Capt. W.G. Stewart 1865, Apr. Capt. George H. Alcoke of New York, 1/2; Captain: 1855- ??, Hugh Campbell 1862-64, G. W. Stewart Name: SITKA Type: Side-wheeler Size: 37' Launched: 1847? Destroyed: 1847, Dec. 5, sank in San Francisco Bay Area: Sacramento R. Owner: Capt. William A. Leidesdorff Captain: William A. Leidesdorff Comments: The first steamboat to make an appearance in the California Delta. Was off-loaded in pieces from the Russian bark Naslednich and reassembled at Yerba Buena (San Francisco). In November of 1847, sidewheeler made its way up the Sacramento River to John Sutter's New Helvetia, taking six days and seven hours to make the voyage. She was sunk by a south-eastern the next day. 3. Name: 6th JUNE Launched: 1840's mid? Area: Sacramento R. Calf. Comments: 1849, Aug. 31, Listed in the Alta Californian as plying trade on the waters of the Sacramento R. Name: SKYLARK Type: Size: Launched: Destroyed: Area: Owner: Captain and pilots: Capt. Pilot Jesse Jamieson Comments: Name: SLICER Type: Size: Launched: Destroyed: Area: Miss. R. Owner: Captain and pilots: Capt. Pilot Jesse Jamieson Comments: From The Diary Of Joseph T. Anderson, shopkeeper, Commerce, Mo. - Wednesday Night, March 27th, 1861. "Business has been dull today. . . . I heard from Grasndfather today by Slicer. . . . " 1. Way's Packet Directory, 1848 - 1994 3. Steamboats in the Valley
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