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Name: TIDE (Towboat) Launched: 1881, Pittsburgh area Comments: Mentioned in this Document 1. Name: TIDAL WAVE/GRAND PACIFIC Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull towboat/packet. Size: 160' X 36' X 5.'. 476 tons. Power: 14's-6 ft., 3 boilers, ea. 38" X 22' Launched: 1870, Brownsville, Pa. Destroyed: *1884, Apr. 27, wind blew her into pier of Burlington bridge. She broke in two and was lost. no lives lost. Area: 1870, New Orleans-Red R. 1872-77, U. Miss. R. *1876-77, U. Mo.R. to mouth of Yellowstone R. amidst Indian Wars. Owners: 1870 when new-72, John Kouns, W.T. Scovell, W.C. Newton, H.H. Bailey and James Newton, the latter 3 of Gallipolis, Oh. 1872-7?Diamond Jo Line *1877, Yellowstone Transportation Company *1877, sold to Davidson Line *1884, St. Louis and St. Paul Packet Company (called White Collar Line) Captains: *1873, spring, Alexander Lamont *1873, later, Abe Mitchell Comments: *1876 rebuilt into 800 ton craft at La Cross boatyards. : c.1883, renamed GRAND PACIFIC * From an article by William Petersen in The Palimpsest Name: TIGER Source Type: Towboat Size: Launched: 1836, in Wheeling, W. Va. Owner: Capt. James Beebee Captain(s):Beebe, James Comments: Built to tow ships back to New Orleans from the Gulf of Mexico. Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA, WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, June 24, 1951 Name: TIGER

1. Name: TIGRESS
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet/towboat.  Size: 178' X 32' X 6.', 321 tons
    Power: 18's-6 1/2 ft., 3 boilers.
    Launched: 1858, Cincinnati, Oh.
    Destroyed: 1863, Apr. 22, running Vicksburg batteries, holed by cannon
                     ball.  Beached on Lousiana side.  Lost.
    Area: during cotton season, Ouachita R.-New Orleans.  Tramped north in summer.
    Owners: Capt. Alfred B. Hopkins and William Hopkins, Marion County, Va. and
                  Jonathan Aumiller, Meigs County, Oh..
          : 1862 Under U.S. command     
    Captains: 1858, Alfred B. Hopkins
    Comments: 1862: Apr. 6:  Took Gen. Grant and his staff upriver from his
                    estate to the Battle of Shiloh.
                    During trouble on Tenn. R., was Grant's dispatch boat between
                    Cherry mansion, Savannah, Tenn. and Pittsburgh Landing.
            : Once raced the KEY CITY, lost.

1. Name: TIME and TIDE
    Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet     Size: 161 tons
    Launched: 1847, Louisville, Ky.
    Destroyed: 1853, Mar. 21, St. Louis, stranded and lost
    Area: 1847, St. Louis - Galena - St. Peters
          1848, St. Louis - Naples, connecting with a new railroad.
    Owners: 1847-53, Gould, E.W. and Rodgers, C.S.
    Captains: 1847-53, Gould, E.W. and Rodgers, C.S.
    Comments: See this account of The Race

1. Name: TIME and TIDE
    Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet
    Size: 1853, when built, 128' X 26.7' X 4.1', 130 tons
          1862, rebuilt, 143.5' X 27' X 4.8'
    Launched: 1853, Freedom, Pa., 
    Destroyed: 1864, May, New Orleans, burned.
    Area: 1855-6 was at St. Paul; 1857-9, Minnesota R.
          1861, Nov., New Orleans
    Owners: 1853, in part, Capt. E.W. Gould, St. Louis and stockholders there. 
            1861, Nov., Hiern, Mary
            1861, Dec., Owners in Terrebonne and Jefferson parishes, La.
            1862, Aug. William Taylor
            1862, Dec., Isaac Russel of New York City.
    Captains: 1847-53, W.E. Gould
            : 1850, St. Louis. census listed M. Able, age 29, born Ill.
                    and as pilot, J. Hargrove, age 33, born Iowa.
              1857-8, Lewis Robert
              1859, Robert Nelson
              1861, Dec., James Taylor

Name: TIMOUR
    Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet  Size: 232 tons
	Power: 1851 after rebuild, engines 19's-7 ft., 3 boilers
    Launched: 1849, St. Louis, Mo
    Destroyed: 1854, Aug., blew up 3 mi. below Jefferson City, Mo. killing
					19 people including the Capt., pilot and clerk.
					She was taking on wood, and many passengers
              	    were ashore picking wild flowers.
	Area: 1849, Made trips up Mo. R. with Capt. Miller
	Owners: When exploded, Capt. Edmund F. Dix, Charles F. Eckler and others
	Captains: 1849, Miller
Comments:  1849, May 17, badly damaged in The Great Steamboat Fire at
               St. Louis docks.
		: 1851, Rebuilt.
		: 1852, collided with and wrecked the FLORA.

Name: TINSIE MOORE
    Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet   Size: 165.6' X 35' X 5'
    Launched; Hull, 1890, Brownsville, Pa.; completed at Wheeling
    Area: 1895, Sept. Alabama R., weekly to Mobile, Selma and Montgomery
    Captains: 1892, Oct. Vick, James D., of Monroe County, Ala.
    Companies associated with: The People's Line
    Comments: *In Oct 1895 brought down a load 0f 1804 bales of cotton to
              Advertisement in Oct. 9, 1892, The Daily Register
              Mobile, Ala. says "Elegant Electric Light Freight and
              Passenger Packet"  A. J. Welch, Clerk.
            : Sister Steamer, HATTIE B. MOORE 
              *Info is from site visitor, Art Green
The only bear still made in America
Name: TIOGA
    Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet    Size: 170 tons
    Launched: 1840, Wheeling, W. Va.
    Destroyed:  1849, Dismantled
    Area: 1840, Pittsburgh - Cincinnati
          1841, Made Mo. R. trip to present site of Kansas City.
          1845, April, Was at Pittsburgh the day of a big fire.  Took news
                of blaze to Wheeling, W. Va..
    Captain(s): 1840, Henry Mason
                1841, Master, David Blashford; Pilot, C. W. Batchelor
                Sometime later, As a clerk, L.T. Belt started his career on
                         her.
1. Name: TISHOMINGO
From The Olden Times.com
The Louisville Courier
*April 26, 1853

    Type: sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 188 tons.
    Launched: 1852, New Albany, Ind.
    Destroyed: 1860, off the lists.
    Area: Louisville-Memphis and Louisville-Henderson.
          Later, U. Miss. R.
		  1853, Ohio and Tenn. Rs.*

          1857, Winter, St. Louis-St. Paul
    Captains: 1863, Apr., A.J. Brisco*
			 *Piloted at one time by Oscar M. Ruby 
    Comments: 1856, Galena, sold for debt.
            : Challenged KEY CITY to race.  Lost.
            : Named for Indian prince of Choctaw tribe.
			* Source in above ad.

Name: TOBACCO PLANT
    Launched: 1840S, EARLY
    Area: 1846, Mississippi. and St. Croix Rs. St. Louis to Ft. Snelling
    Comments:  Mentioned in this Source

Name: TOM BAYNE
    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet
    Source: Post Card

Name: TOM GREEN  Post Card of main salon

Name: TOM HESS/RALPH E. WARNER
	Launched: 
	Destroyed: 1895, U. White R., by fire
	Area: 1888-89, White R.
	Captains, 1892, John T. Warner, was also owner.
	Comments: 1892, Capt. Warner renamed her RALPH E. WARNER
			: Source

Name: TOM JASPER
    Launched: 1860s? early
    Area: 1864, U. Miss. R.
    Owner: 1864, Northwestern Union Packet Company
    Comments: Mentioned in this Article
 
Name: TOM REES
    Launched: 1880's?
    Area: Ohio R.
    Comments: From The Tribune Telegraph,
              Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, Wed. Mar. 31 1897
Name: TOM RODGERS
    Launched: 1880's?
    Destroyed: 1887, near Arrow Rock, Mo. on mo. R.
    Area: Mo. R.
    Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage 

Name: TOM SAWYER
    Type: Ornamental sternwheel excursion boat   Size: 116',   300 passengers
    Launched: 1966, Dubuque, I.
    Area: 1999, St Louis
    Captains: 1999, Gary Desnoyer
    Comments: 1999, attended Tall Stacks Celebration.

1. Name: TOM STEVENS
    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 134' X 28' X 3.5', 170 tons.
    Power: 12's- 4 ft., 2 boilers
    Launched: 1866, St. Louis, Mo
    Destroyed: 1878, dismantled
    Area: Mo. and Osage Rs.
        : Winter months, St. Louis-White R., Ark.
    Captains: 1868, July, Master, John H. Burk; pilots, Frank A. Murry and
                          Thomas H. Bigger
   Comments: 1868, July, Made trip Fort Benton-Great Falls, Mont.
           : Once went up Osage r. to Fort Scott, Kans. in an attempt to
             collect the $1,000 reward offered by that town for reaching it
             by river.  Got to within sight of town befor trees stopped her.
           : 1873, Feb. 5, was sunk by ice Osage Chute at mouth of Osage R.
                           Refloated.
            Mentioned in this Article.

Name: TONSINA
    Type: Sternwheeler
    Size: 120'
    Power: 2-300HP engines with oil fired boilers.  16-1/2' Wheel.  
    Launched: 1909: Copper River, Alaska
    Area: Copper R., Alaska.
    Captain(s): Bailey and Pinkerton
    Comments: She was carted on wagons and sleds overland and assembled
              on the bank of the Copper River.
    Comments: For more, see Alaskan Riverboats

Name: TRAPPER
    Area: Mo. R.
    Owner: 1840, American Fur Company
   
Name: TRAVLER
    Area: 1831, Ill. R.
    Owner: Possibly whole or in part, Capt. Abraham Kimber, Brownsville
    Source

Name: TRAVELER
       Comments: Notes from WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA,
              WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER,  June 24, 1951

*Name: TRENT
    Area: Miss. R.
    Owners: 1861-63, Boisseau, Capt. Joseph
    Captain: 1861-63, Boisseau, Capt. Joseph
    Comments: A Confederate boat during 1861-63, at least
            :* This listing from Biography of Capt Joseph Boisseau

4. Name: TRIBUNE
    Type:   Designed by Samuel Walker of Elizabeth, PA.
    Area: 1838, Apr. 25, left Cincinnati on Ohio R
    Captains: 1838, April, James Boyd, of Pittsburgh, Pa.;
                           pilots, Brothers Sam and A.D. Reno 
    Comments: On this day left Cincinnati expecting to partake in a race with the
              MOSELLE, which unfortunately blew up.

1. Name: TRIBUNE
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size:  251 tons.
    Launched: 1849, New Albany, Ind.
    Destroyed: 1849, Nov. 2, Bayou Goula, La., burned.
    Captains:

Name: TRILLIUM
    Destroyed: Sunk, raised and completely restored  
    Comments: Now a Historic Vessel
             Picture 
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1.Name: TRIMBLE
    Type: Sidewheel wooden hull ferry boat.  Size: 110' X 30' X 3.5'
    Launched: 1895, Madison, Ind., Jefferson Boat Works
    Destroyed; 1928 or 9, Dismantled.
    Area: oHIO r., Madison, Ind. to Milton Ky.
    Owners: over the years, C.L. Melcher, J.D. Taylor, Clarence Hisle, John
            Niehouse, Capt. John W. Hughes, D.T. Voiers, Harry Voiers
           1921, Capt. George W. Monroe became sole owner. 
    Comments: Much of boat went into building the MARGARET J.

Name: TROPIC
	Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet.  Size: 225 X 23.', 242 tons.
    Launched: 1853, Brownsville, Pa.
	Destroyed: 1857, Oct. 14, 1/2 mi. below Waverly, Mo. Mo. R. 
			Snagged and lost.  Estimated loss of life, 12 to 15.
    Area: Mo. R.
    Owner: Nanson, Joseph S. Nanson
    Captain Joseph S. Nanson
    Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly.

Name: TROVER (?Same as JAMES H. TROVER?)
    Comments: 1866, May, was racing ABEONA to Ft. Benton on Mo. R..

3. Name: TULARE
    Launched: 1870s, early
    Area: 1871, California Delta, Empire City - Mumford
    Owner: 1871, California Pacific Railroad

Name: TUSCARAWAS
    Area: 1840s, Out of Zanesville, Oh.
    Captain: William Scales
    Comments: Once made a trip to Coshocton, during high water.
            Mentioned in this Article 

Name: TUSCARORA
     Comments: Made run N.O. -  Natchez 1834, 1/21/0

Name: TUSCUMBIA
      1846-52

Name: TUSCUMBIA
      1862-65

Name: TUSCUMBIA
    Type: ? wooden hull packet.  Size: 86.4' X 14.6' X 2.8'
    Launched: 1881, Ashland, Ky.
    Area: reported, 1881, Osage R. Mo.
          1886, documented in New Orleans
    Comments: Mentioned in this Article.


Name: TWENTIETH CENTURY
   
1. Name: TWILIGHT
    Type: Sidewheeler wooden hull packet.    Size: 180' X 32', 230 tons
	Power: Engines, 16's- 4-1/2 ft., 2 boilers.
    Launched: 1865, St. Louis, Mo.
    Destroyed: 1865, Sept 10, near mouth of Fire Creek above Napoleon, Mo. snagged and sunk.
    Area: Mo. R.
    Owner:  1865, McPherson, Henry W./C. W. Sombart/John P. Keiser
    Captain(s): 1865, William Massie, master, also Henry McPherson, and possibly John P. Keiser
    Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly.

Name: TWILIGHT
    Type: Excursion Paddlewheeler.  Size: 126' X 30', 5' 6" full load draft
	Launched: 1987, Apr.
	Power: twin screws
    Area: LaClaire, Iowa
    Owner: River Cruises, 1-800-331-1467
    Comments: "LeClaire is home port for the elegant paddle-wheeler Twilight.
              It's like taking a page out of the 19th century! The Twilight
              leaves LeClaire each Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday for a
              day long cruise up the Mississippi to near Galena, where
              you spend the night at Chestnut Mountain Resort, sightsee
              in historic Galena, then return by bus the next day."
              Quad Cities

Name: TWIN CITY
    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 154' X 28.1' X 5.1', 209 tons.
    Launched: 1852, California, Pa. for Capt. Hugh McKelvey
    Destroyed, 1855, Dec. 7 St. Louis docks, burned along with PRAIRIE CITY and
                     PARTHENIA.
    Area: 1852, Pittsburgh-St. Louis
          1855, St. Paul-St. Louis.
    Owners: 1852 when built, Capt Hugh McKelvey and others of Allegheny County, Pa.
            1855, Benjamin F. Easley of St. Louis
    Captains: 1852, Master, Hugh McKelvey
              1855, S.J. Ball 

1. Name: TWO BROTHERS
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 120' X 30' X 6.', 120 tons.
    Launched, 1854, Californis, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1860, off the lists
    Owners: 1854, Capt. Martin Broderick, New Orleans
            Later, George Sanford, New Orleans.
    Captains: Martin Broderick.
              At one time possibly piloted by Edward James Hulings

Name: TWO STATES

Name: TYCOON
	Size: 64 tons
	Area: White R. Ark.,
			1897-98, season, Black R.
	Destroyed: 1896, L. White R., burned.
	Captains: 1896, Dick Prater
	Comments: Source
  
Name: TYLER
    Type:  Timber-clad
    Launched: 1850s?
    Area: Miss. R.
    Comments: One of first packets turned into gun boats for Union
              Navy in Civil War.
              1865, April, late: Helped rescue surivors of SULTANA.

1. Name: TYRONE/SILVER CITY
    Type: sternwheel wooden hull packet.
    Size: 155' X 32' X 5.', 138 tons
    Power: Engines, 15's-5 ft..  Two boilers
    Launched: 1877, St. Louis Mo.
    Destroyed: 1886, still on the lists
    Area: 1877, made Mo. R. trips under Capt. Silver
    Owners: Originally Capt. David H. Silver and others.
            1878, sold to New Orleans and Red River Packet (Transportation)Company
            1878, July 31, went to Red River and Coast Line
    Captains: At first, David H. Silver
    Comments: 1878, renamed SILVER CITY by N.O & R.R.P.C.
            : 1883, droped her wheel overboard and was towed to N.O by JOHN D. SCULLY 
	
	
	
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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.

 

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