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1. Name: WILLIAM BAIRD
    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet      Size: 286 tons
    Launched: 1855, Elizabeth, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1858, Apr. 19, Mo. R. near Waverly, Mo., snagged and lost. No lives lost.
    Area: 1858, Mo. R., St. Louis-Sioux City
    Captains: *1855-58, probably Hugh Campbell
              **1858, May, O.F. Thorp
    Comments: *From Campbell family records.
            : **1858, May, from Dakota City Herald: "The steamer WILLIAM BAIRD,
                      Capt. O.F. Thorp, arrived last week, bringing a large amount
                      of freight for this place, and at reasonable rates.  The
                      BAIRD is a Cincinnati boat, Commanded by officers whose
                      gentlemanly deportment will insure them a welcom wherever
                      they go.  We hope they will come again."
              I know, the dates of her sinking and this piece from a newspaper
              disagree. - - Riverboat Dave. 


NOTE - The dates in 2 listings below are suspect.
Name: WILLIAM BRADSTREET
From The Olden Times.com
The Mobile Register and Journal
Mobile, Alabama
May 25, 1846


Name: WILLIAM BRADSTREET
From The Olden Times.com
The Mobile Register and Journal
Mobile, Alabama
December 19, 1914
	Area: 1914, Dec. in Mobile Ala.


Name: WILLIAM BUTLER
    Destroyed: 1868, October., Wheeling, W. Va., burned to the hull
               while moored at landing above 12th St.
    Area: 1865, Mar. 2, near island # 76,  near Caulk Neck Cut Off, now in
                Lake Whittington, east of Mississippi R..  Helped rescue
                survivors of the JAMES WATSON. 
          1868, Ohio R.
    Comments: Note from the WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER,
                June 24, 1951
Posters, fine art, memoribilia and more
Name: WILLIAM CALDWELL
    Type: Sidewheeler
    Size: Length: 140'; Speed: 12 mph.
    Launched: 1838?
    Area: Lake George, N.Y.
    Owner: Lake George Steamboat Co.   Home Page for Co. 

1. Name: WILLIAM CAMPBELL
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet     Size: 322 tons 
    Launched: 1855, St. Louis, Mo. 
    Destroyed: 1860, May 27, New Orleans, burned.
    Area: 1856-60, Mo. R., St. Louis to Weston, Mo. on Mo. R.
    Captain: 1856-60, William Edds, Sr. of St. Louis. 
    Comments: Pulled into the town of Kansas (later Kansas City) in the
              spring of 1856 (source) Mentioned on pg. 30 
            : Mentioned in the The Diary of E.F. Beadle 

1. Name: WM. GARIG/GOLDEN EAGLE  WM. GARIG Post Cards
Click for GOLDEN EAGLE post card page
From
The James E. York Post Card Collection
    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet
    Size: 175' X 35' X 5.2'
    Power: Engines, 124's- 6 ft.  Two boilers, each 44" X 28'.
    Launched: 1904, Jeffersonville, Ind. by Howard Yard
    Destroyed: 1947, May 17, ran aground on Tower Island and sank without casualties.
    Area: Built for Baton Rouge & Bayou Sara trade
	      Later days, New Orleans-Camden on Ouachita R.
          1932 for about 6 mos., St. Louis-Cape Girardeau trade
          1935-43, Excursions, St. Paul, Chattanooga, Cincinnati, Nashville and other places
          1946 ran excursions under new management
	Owners: Built for Baton Rouge & Bayou Sara Packet Company
	        1908, after, Carter Beos., New Orleans
            1918, Mar., sold to Eagle Packet Company, rebuilt and renamed GOLDEN EAGLE
            1946, purchase by Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Miller and Mr. and Mrs. E. Willers
            1947, Mar. sold to Herman T. Pott if St. Louis Shipbuilding & Steel Co.
    Captain(s) 1917, Sam Cotton
	           1935 Capt. W,H. (Buck) Leyhe
    Comments: 1935, Eagle Packet overhauled her into tourist boat. 
            : 1941, June, 14, hit submerged dike and sank along shore.
                     Was raised when water went down.
            : 1943, old boilers were condemed and because of war were impossible to replace.
                     Boat languished at St. Louis until purchased in 1946.
            : Ruth Farris headed efforts to rescue the pilothouse.  It is presently
                     amoung the Missouri Historical Society's exhibits, Jefferson Memorial, St. Louis

Name: Wm. D. DUNCAN
    Launched: 1820's
    Area: 1828, Allegheny R.
          1829, Apr., Mo. R.
    Comments: from Boone's Lick Heritage Quarterly.
			:Mentioned in this Document 

Name: WILLIAM F. FRY
    Type: ?Steel hull?    Size: 303 tons
    Launched: 1840, Louisville, Ky.

Name: WILLIAM FRENCH
    Launched: 1840, After.

Name: WM. OARIO
    Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet
    Source: Post Card

Name: WILLIAM PORTER
    Type: Sternwheel,woodenhull packet.  Size: 150' X 25.5' X 5.'.
    Launched: 1886, Jeffersonville Ind.
    Destroyed: 1888, below Nashville, near Salt R., burned.
    Area: Nashville to Cumberland R.
    Captains: Thomas H. Armstrong 


3. Name: WILLIAM ROBINSON
    Launched: 1840's late?
    Area: 1850s, early, U. Sacramento R. Calif.

Name: WILLIAM H. RUSSELL
    Type: Sidewheeler
    Size: 200', 400 tons
    Launched: 1856
    Destroyed: 1862, burned in great St Louis steambo9at fire
    Area: Mo. R. 
    Owner: Russell, William H.
    Captain(s): Kinney, Joseph
    Comments: Russell was a partner in Russell, Majors and Waddell,
              wagon train opperators out of West Port(later Westport)
              Mo.
              Boat plied trade from St. Louis to Ft. Levenworth,
              Weston, Mo. and St Joseph, Mo..
    Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage Quarterly.

Name: WILLIAM HOWARD
    Type: Stern-wheeler 
    Launched: 1815?
    Area: Florida
Magic Cabin
Name: WILLIAM J. LEWIS
    Type: Stern-wheeler  Size:
    Launched: 1860s?
    Area: U. Mo. R.

1. Name: WM. L. EWING
	Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 181'X32'X5.5', 335 tons.
	Launched: 1856, New Albany, Pa.
	Destroyed: 1864, Nov. 25, Hardscrabble Bar below St. Louis, stranded and broke in two.
	Power: Engines, 21's-6 1/2', 3 boilers
	Area: St. Louis - St. Paul, also U. Miss.
	Owners: 1857, Northern Line Packet Company 
			1858-59, Northwestern Line
			1860-61, Northern Line, also served at this time as U.S. transport.
	Captains: 1858-59, Capt. Green
			  1860-61, J.H. Rhodes
	Comments: Mentioned in this Article

Name: WILLIAM S. MITCHELL
    Type: Sidewheel dredge
    Size: 280' long, 70' wide, 10' draft
    Launched: 1926, by Davo Corporation, Neville Island Boat Yard,
              Pittsburgh, PA. 
    Destroyed: 
    Area: Missouri River
    Owner(s):U.S. Corp of Engineers; The Missouri River Queen Co.;
             BB Riverboats,Inc. 1 Madison Ave. Covington, KY 41011
             Phone: 606/261-8500 
    Captain and pilots:
    Comments: Is one of only two dredges built to use the large dust
              pan style of dredging.
              Vessel still has most equipment on board. 
              The vessel was in service until 1986.
              After being decommissioned it was transferred to The
              Missouri River Queen Company in Kansas city to be
              refurbished as a Steamboat Museum, however during the
              flood of 1993 "The Mitchell Massacre" as it is called by
              the Kansas City news, occured when the vessel broke
              loose in flood water and did not stop until it had hit
              5 bridges and suffered severe damage.
              After this the Missouri River Queen Company changed
              hands and restoration was placed on hold.
              She was eventually sold to BB RIVERBOATS.
              U. S. William S, Mitchell: 
3. Name: WILLIAM ROBINSON
    Area: 1850, June, San Joaquine R., Calif.

Name: WILLIAM SMITH
    Area: ?Sacramento R.?
    Comments: Engines went to the ELIZABETH LOUISE

Name: WILLIAM THAW
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull ferry boat.  Size: 138' X 55' X 5.', 230 tons.
    Launched: 1876, Pittsburgh, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1896, still listed.
    Area: Ohio R., Manchester district, North Side, Pittsburgh to West End.
    Owner: Capt. William J. Kountz
    Captain: Billy Abrams

Name: WILLIAM WALLACE
    Area: 1830s, late?, U. Miss. R., St. Louis-Dubuque
    Owner: 1830s, late? Captain Absalom Carlisle
    Captains: 1830s, late?,  Pilot, William Leander Grimes
    Comments: Mentioned in this Article

Name: SIR WILLIAM WALLACE   
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