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    • Rose Island steamboat, 1927.

    • Rose Island steamboat, 1927.

    • Steamboats; Bridges; Paddleboats; Transportation; Rivers

    • A couple with a young child heads toward the steamboat of the Rose Island Excursion Company. Flags of the United States are mounted at the front of the boat and along the sides. A number of cars are parked along the dock and a bridge is visible in...
    • Boats docked on Ohio River, 1927.

    • Boats docked on Ohio River, 1927.

    • Steamboats; Transportation; Rivers

    • A series of boats are docked along the Ohio River. One is the from the Rose Island Excursion Company. The next is from the Louisville & Cincinnati Packet Company which has a sign indicating, "Up river boats leave week days except Saturdays...
    • ALTON, 1906.

    • ALTON, 1906.

    • Side wheelers; Steamboats; Boat & ship industry; Howard Ship Yards and Dock Company

    • ALTON, a side-wheel excursion boat with wood hull (241.1 ft. x 38 ft. x 7.3 ft.), was built at Howard in 1906. Owned by Eagle Packet Company in St. Louis, ALTON operated on the Mississippi River between St. Louis and Alton, Illinois. She had a...
    • GEORGE W. MILLER, 1926.

    • GEORGE W. MILLER, 1926.

    • Ferries; Stern wheelers; Steamboats; Boat & ship industry; Howard Ship Yards and Dock Company

    • GEORGE W. MILLER, a stern-wheel ferry with steel hull (138 ft. x 32 ft. x 4.9 ft.), was built at Howard in 1926. Owned by Mississippi River Ferry Co. she operated on the Mississippi River at Vicksburg initially. After a bridge was built at...
    • ISLAND MAID, 1929 - 1932.

    • ISLAND MAID, 1929 - 1932.

    • Stern wheelers; Steamboats; Fires; Boat & ship industry; Howard Ship Yards and Dock Company

    • ISLAND MAID, a stern-wheel excursion boat with wood hull (190 ft. x 36 ft. x 5 ft.), was originally built by Howard as G.W. HILL in 1909. In 1923, she was sold to Coney Island Co. in Cincinnati, Ohio and renamed ISLAND MAID. After a fire in spring...
    • COL. A. MACKENZIE, 1900.

    • COL. A. MACKENZIE, 1900.

    • Side wheelers; Steamboats; Boat & ship industry; Howard Ship Yards and Dock Company

    • COL. A. MACKENZIE, a side-wheel snag-boat (160 ft. x 33 ft. x 5 ft.), was built at Howard in 1900. Owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, she initially operated on the upper Mississippi River. When Captain David Tipton died at her wheel in Lake...
    • SUNSHINE, 1888 - 1907.

    • SUNSHINE, 1888 - 1907.

    • Ferries; Side wheelers; Steamboats; Howard Ship Yards and Dock Company

    • SUNSHINE, a side-wheel excursion and ferry boat with wood hull (175 ft. x 37 ft. x 5.8 ft.), was built at Howard in 1888. Owned by Louisville & Jeffersonville Ferry Co., SUNSHINE operated on the Ohio River in the Louisville area until 1907 when...
    • W.C. HITE, 1882-1914.

    • W.C. HITE, 1882-1914.

    • Ferries; Side wheelers; Steamboats; Howard Ship Yards and Dock Company

    • W.C. HITE, a side-wheel ferry with wood hull (155 ft. x 36 ft. x 6.3 ft.), was built at Howard in 1882. Owned by Louisville & Jeffersonville Ferry Co., W.C. HITE operated on the Ohio River between Louisville, Kentucky and Jeffersonville,...
    • BELLE OF THE BENDS, 1898 - 1909.

    • BELLE OF THE BENDS, 1898 - 1909.

    • Side wheelers; Steamboats; Boat & ship industry; Howard Ship Yards and Dock Company

    • BELLE OF THE BENDS, a side-wheel packet with wood hull (210 ft. x 32.6 ft. x 7.4 ft.), was built at Howard in 1898. Owned by Vicksburg & Greenville Packet Co., BELLE OF THE BENDS operated on the lower Mississippi River between Greenville and...
    • EAST ST. LOUIS, 1917-1922

    • EAST ST. LOUIS, 1917-1922

    • Stern wheelers; Steamboats

    • Three-quarters port bow view of EAST ST. LOUIS tied to the bank of the Ohio River at Howard Shipyard in Port Fulton (now Jeffersonville), Indiana. EAST ST. LOUIS, a stern wheel excursion boat with a wood hull (235 ft. x 40 ft. x 7 ft.), was built...
    • CITY OF MONROE, circa 1890.

    • CITY OF MONROE, circa 1890.

    • Side wheelers; Steamboats; Howard Ship Yards and Dock Company

    • Starboard side of CITY OF MONROE, probably on the Mississippi River in Louisiana. CITY OF MONROE, a side-wheel packet with wood hull (275 ft. x 45 ft. x 8 ft.), was built in 1887 at Howard Ship Yards and Dock Company in Jeffersonville, Indiana....
    • G.W. HILL, 1909.

    • G.W. HILL, 1909.

    • Stern wheelers; Steamboats; Ship trials; Boat & ship industry; Howard Ship Yards and Dock Company

    • G.W. HILL, a stern-wheel packet with wood hull (190 ft. x 36 ft. x 5 ft.), was built at Howard in 1909. Owned by G. W. Hill, the boat operated in the St. Louis -Calhoun County area initially and, after being converted to an excursion boat, on the...
    • AMERICA (Way #241), 1917 - 1930.

    • AMERICA (Way #241), 1917 - 1930.

    • Side wheelers; Steamboats; Howard Ship Yards and Dock Company

    • Port side of side-wheeler AMERICA (Way #241), loaded with passengers, at the bank of the Ohio River in Madison, Indiana. AMERICA, a side-wheel packet and excursion boat with wood hull (285 ft. x 45 ft. x 6 ft.), was built in 1917 at Howard...
    • J.S. (Way #2881), 1901.

    • J.S. (Way #2881), 1901.

    • Stern wheelers; Steamboats; Launchings; Boat & ship industry; Howard Ship Yards and Dock Company

    • Steamboat J.S. (Way #2881), a stern-wheel excursion boat with wood hull (175 ft. x 33 ft. x 5.5 ft.), was built at Howard in 1901. Owned by Captain John Streckfus, J.S. operated on the upper Mississippi River until she burned on June 18, 1910.
    • H.W. BUTTORFF, 1896.

    • H.W. BUTTORFF, 1896.

    • Stern wheelers; Steamboats; Boat & ship industry; Howard Ship Yards and Dock Company

    • Bow and port side of H.W. BUTTORFF, complete, tied to bank of Ohio River at Howard Shipyard. H.W. BUTTORFF, a stern-wheel packet with wood hull (160 ft. x 30 ft. x 4.1 ft.), was built by Howard in 1896. Owned by Ryman Line in Nashville, H.W....
    • HOMER SMITH, 1914.

    • HOMER SMITH, 1914.

    • Stern wheelers; Steamboats; Launchings; Boat & ship industry; Howard Ship Yards and Dock Company

    • HOMER SMITH, a stern-wheel excursion boat with wood hull (235 ft. x 40 ft. x 5.9 ft.), was built at Howard in 1914. Owned by Security Steamboat Co., HOMER SMITH operated on the Ohio River. Although she made two round trips between Pittsburgh and...
    • PILGRIM (Way #4501), 1916.

    • PILGRIM (Way #4501), 1916.

    • Side wheelers; Steamboats; Launchings; Ship trials; Boat & ship industry; Howard Ship Yards and Dock Company

    • PILGRIM (Way #4501) being launched into the Ohio River at Howard Shipyard. PILGRIM, a side-wheel excursion boat with steel hull (202 ft. x 36.4 ft. x 6.1 ft.), was built in 1916. Owned by a subsidiary of K & I Railroad, PILGRIM operated on the...
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