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    • "America"

    • "America"; Steamboats; Excursion boats; "Indiana"
    • The "America" was built in Jeffersonville from the hull and machinery of the old "Indiana" in 1917. She ran as a packet for several years and then was converted to an excursion boat. She burned at Jeffersonville, Indiana in 1930. The "America" is...
    • "America"

    • "America"; Steamboats; Excursion boats; "Indiana"
    • The excursion boat, "America" is docked at Madison loading up for a day at Rose Island (formerly Fern Grove). The occasion is the American Boy excursion of 1927 in which about 1,500 people participated. The boat was scheduled to return at 7:30 p.m....
    • "Avalon"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boats; "Belle of Louisville"; "Idlewild"; "Avalon"; Rivers
    • The "Idlewild" was sold to J. Harold Gorsage in 1947 and the name was changed to "Avalon". She became the most widely traveled excursion boat on the rivers. During her tramping days she made stops at Omaha, Nebraska; New Orleans; Stillwater,...
    • "Avalon"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boats; "Belle of Louisville"; "Idlewild"; "Avalon"; Rivers
    • The "Avalon" was formerly the "Idlewild" and later would become the famous "Belle of Louisville", one of the few surviving steamboats still intact. Photograph taken circa 1939
    • "Belle of the Bends"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Cotton; "Liberty"; Excursion boats
    • The "Belle of the Bends" was built in 1898 and in 1909 she sank and was raised for the first time. A year later she again went under and was raised. She ran as an excursion boat in New Orleans in 1910 and 1911. Soon after she was overhauled and...
    • "Carmania"

    • "Carmania"; Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boats
    • The "Carmania" was built at Newport News, Virginia in 1896 and was originally of Mexican registry called the "Tlacotalpan". After being sold to Mobile, Alabama she rammed a dock and killed some 50 people. She was then renamed "Margaret". She was...
    • "Columbia"

    • Rivers; Waterfronts; Horses; Mules; Steamboats; Riverboats; Mail steamers; Passengers
    • This river scene depicts great activity along the levee in any typical river town. The "Columbia" is either loading or unloading her passengers. The horse-drawn carts near the gangplank were probably used to convey passengers to and from the boat....
    • "Delta Queen"

    • "Delta Queen"; Steamboats; Historic sites; Madison-Milton Bridge; Riverboats; Rivers
    • The "Delta Queen" and her sister ship "Delta King" were fabricated in Scotland and disassembled for shipment to San Francisco. She was then sent to Stockton, California where she was reassembled and fitted for work in the Sacramento area. In 1941...
    • "Fleetwood"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Levees; Railroad tracks; People; Boats
    • The "Fleetwood" left Cincinnati on her maiden voyage August 26, 1880. She was retired about 1894. Notice the railroad tracks in the foreground, another boat approaching the docks and the ladies with their parasols.
    • "Gordon C. Greene"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; "Cape Girardeau"; Greene Line
    • This boat was built in Jeffersonville, Indiana and was originally called "Cape Girardeau". She was acquired by the Greene Line in 1935 and became their family boat with Captain Thomas R. Greene in command. His mother was usually on board with his...
    • "Hattie Brown"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Markland, Indiana; Ice gorges
    • The "Hattie Brown" was built in 1884 and made a regular run from Warsaw to Madison, Indiana and back daily. She was converted to an oil engine in 1915; two years later she was lost in the terrible freeze of 1917-1918 when the Ohio River froze for...
    • "Hill City"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boats; Anchor Line; "City of Monroe"; Barmore, David; Steamboat accidents
    • On March 28, 1896 at St. Louis, the "City of Monroe" was moored at the Anchor Line wharf-boat, ready to start on her regular trip to New Orleans. She was heavily laden with freight and passengers. There was not loss of life but the "City of...
    • "Homer Smith"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Stern wheelers; Excursion boats
    • According to Way's Packet Directory the "Homer Smith" was build by Howard's in 1914. The "Homer Smith" ran excursions on the lower Ohio in 1915 and briefly tried the Louisville and Cincinnati trade. It became a regular excursion boat at Pittsburg...
    • "Idlewild"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boats; "Belle of Louisville"; "Avalon"; Ferries; Rose Island
    • Built in 1914 this boat went by the name Idlewild from that date to 1947. She then became the Avalon from 1947 to 1962 when she was dubbed "Belle of Louisville". She is a shallow draft boat which enables her to glide over water that would not be...
    • "Loucinda"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Marks and Benson; ice gorge; Steamboat accidents
    • The "Loucinda" was built in 1910 and was one of the casualties of the 1918 ice gorge that claimed several boats in Cincinnati. The inscription says, "Marks and Benson, American Boy excursion to Fern Grove, July 13, 1910.

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