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    • "City of Madison"

    • "City of Madison"; Steamboats; Riverboats; Steamboat accidents; Explosions; Civil War; Vicksburg
    • The "City of Madison" was built in 1860 and originally ran from Cincinnati to New Orleans. She was built in Madison, Indiana and was used as a government boat during the Civil War. She participated in Grant's campaign on the Tennessee and was at...
    • "City of Madison"

    • "City of Madison"; Steamboats; Riverboats; Mail steamers; Dikes (Engineering); Steamboat accidents
    • The "City of Madison", while making her way to Cincinnati in 1894, struck the dike and was an immediate loss. She is shown here docked at Madison, Indiana.
    • "G.W. McBride"

    • "G. W. McBride"; Steamboats; Steamboat accidents; "Crown Hill"; "Conqueror"; Timbers; Towboats
    • The "G.W. McBride" was built in 1916 at Elizabeth, Pennsylvania as the "Conqueror". The "Conqueror" was upset in a storm and sank. She was raised, rebuilt, and named the "G.W. McBride" by Captain Birch McBride. She was sold to the Ohio River...
    • "General Pike"

    • "General Pike"; Steamboats; Riverboats; Steamboat accidents; Mail steamers
    • On January 1, 1891, the "General Pike" collided with one of the Middleton and Wymond coal barges, causing both to sink in a very few minutes. Captain Sam Bryant, Clerk Ed Long, and Pilot Bowen managed to save everyone on board. She was built for...
    • "Hill City"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boats; Anchor Line; "City of Monroe"; Barmore, David; Steamboat accidents
    • On March 28, 1896 at St. Louis, a great, black cloud loomed menacingly over the city. The "City of Monroe" chanced to be moored at the Anchor Line wharf-boat, ready to start on her regular trip to New Orleans. She was heavily laden with freight...
    • "Island Queen"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boat; Steamboat accidents; Ohio River
    • The "Island Queen" glides down the Ohio near Madison, Indiana. She was built in 1925 and for more than 20 years, she carried "day trippers" on the Ohio River between Cincinnati and Coney Island. She also ran excursions along the inland waterways...
    • "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.
    • "Princess" and "Island Queen"

    • Ice gorge; Ohio River; Winter; Steamboats; Riverboats; Steamboat accidents
    • The "Princess" and "Island Queen" are shown in the grip of ice during the winter of 1917-1918. The "Island Queen" surivived only to face the inferno at the Cincinnati docks on November 4, 1922. The "Princess" was lost when the ice gorge broke. ...
    • "Princess" in the Ice

    • "Princess"; Steamboats; Ohio River; Ice; Winter; Riverboats; Steamboat accidents
    • This scene is the Ohio River during the terrible winter of 1917-1918. You can see the "Princess" locked in the ice. That winter was exceptionally cold and the river and its tributaries froze "stem to stern". It caused much destruction along the...
    • "Queen City"

    • Steamboats; Mail steamers; "Queen City"; Excursion boats; Riverboats; Steamboat accidents
    • The "Queen City" was built at Cincinnati Marine Railways for the Pittsburg and Cincinnati Packet Line. Coming back from a Mardi Gras trip she sank at the Falls of the Ohio on February 17, 1914. She laid up in the Kanawha River at Point Pleasant...
    • "Sprague"

    • Towboats; Tugboats; "Sprague"; "Big Momma"; Steamboats; Piers & wharves; Riverboats
    • Built in 1902 in Dubuque, Iowa, she was the largest towboat ever built. Her early beginnings, however, were rocky. On her maiden voyage she collided with a showboat and only a year later had to have her engines replaced. It was difficult for...
    • "Trimble"

    • "Trimble"; Ferryboat; Ice; Ohio River; Riverboats; Steamboat accidents
    • Here you can see some of the devastation the ice caused during the harsh winter of 1917-1918. The ferryboat "Trimble" is caught and nearly buried in the thick ice. She did survive but was badly damaged. On February 20, 1918 the newspaper reported,...
    • "Trimble"--Madison and Milton Landing

    • Ferryboat; Ferryboat landing; Madison, Indiana; "Trimble"; Ohio River; Rivers; Riverboats; Steamboats; Steamboat accidents
    • The inscription on the old picture reads, "Madison & Milton Ferry Landing--1908." The landing at Madison and the ferryboat, "Trimble" looked much like this during the winter of 1917 and 1918 when some of the worst weather of the century hit much...
    • "W. C. Mitchell"

    • Towboats; Steamboats; "George Matheson No. 2"; Steamboat accidents; Riverboats
    • Perl Inville watches as the "W .C. Mitchell" passes by. In 1907 a new towboat was built and named "George Matheson No. 2". She was known familiarly along the Kanawha River as the "Bologna George". In 1920 she was renamed the "W. C. Mitchell" and...
    • "W. C. Mitchell"

    • Towboats; Steamboats; "George Matheson No. 2"; Ohio and Kanawha Transportation Company; Steamboat accidents; Steamboats
    • This is the "W. C. Mitchell". The lettering on her boiler deck reads, "Ohio and Kanawha Transportation Company". The "W. C. Mitchell" burned below Concord, Kentucky on February 18, 1945.
    • Speed Way 1963 - Newsletter of the Louisville Cement Company, Speed, Indiana

    • Louisville Cement Company (Speed, Ind.); The Warning Star (Louisville Cement Company employee newsletter); Speed, Ind.; Sellersburg, Ind.; Employees' magazines, newsletters, etc.
    • This is the 1963 February, March, April, and May issues of The Speed Way. The Speed Way was a monthly newsletter of the Louisville Cement Company in Speed, Indiana. The newsletter was focused on safety issues at the plant but also included human...
    • Speedometer 1952 - Newsletter of the Louisville Cement Company, Speed, Indiana

    • Louisville Cement Company (Speed, Ind.); The Speedometer (Louisville Cement Company employee newsletter); The Speed Way (Louisville Cement Company employee newsletter); The Warning Star (Louisville Cement Company employee newsletter); Speed, Ind.;...
    • The Speedometer was a monthly or sometimes bi-weekly newsletter of the Louisville Cement Company in Speed, Indiana. The newsletter was focused on safety issues at the plant but also included human interest stories. The Speedometer began publication...
    • Speed Way 1967 - Newsletter of the Louisville Cement Company, Speed, Indiana

    • Louisville Cement Company (Speed, Ind.); The Warning Star (Louisville Cement Company employee newsletter); Speed, Ind.; Sellersburg, Ind.; Employees' magazines, newsletters, etc.
    • This is the April 1967 issue of The Speed Way. The Speed Way was a monthly newsletter of the Louisville Cement Company in Speed, Indiana. The newsletter was focused on safety issues at the plant but also included human interest stories. Prior to...
    • Speedometer 1928 - Newsletter of the Louisville Cement Company, Speed, Indiana

    • Louisville Cement Company (Speed, Ind.); The Speedometer (Louisville Cement Company employee newsletter); The Speed Way (Louisville Cement Company employee newsletter); The Warning Star (Louisville Cement Company employee newsletter); Louisville...
    • The Speedometer was a monthly or sometimes bi-weekly newsletter of the Louisville Cement Company in Speed, Indiana. The newsletter was focused on safety issues at the plant but also included human interest stories. The Speedometer began publication...

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