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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...
    • "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...
    • "City of Jeffersonville"

    • "City of Jeffersonville"; Steamboats; Riverboats; Rivers; Ohio River; Ferryboat
    • The "City of Jeffersonville" was built at the Howard Steamboat Works in 1891 and was no longer working by 1914. In this picture she is docked on the Madison Levee.
    • "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.
    • "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...
    • "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...
    • "Falls City" Outing

    • "Falls City"; Rivers; People; Steamboats; Riverboats
    • A group of people are shown on the "Falls City" on the Kentucky River. The "Falls City" was built in 1890 at New Albany and worked the Louisville to Frankfort route until she had to be replaced with another boat bearing the same name in 1898.
    • Madison Riverfront

    • "Fleetwood"; "New South"; Waterfronts; Rivers; Ohio River; Madison, Indiana; Steamboats
    • The "Fleetwood" and "New South" are seen at the U.S. Mail Line wharf boat at Madison, Indiana. The wharf boat has been described as a "big barn of a building". It is believed that the "N. Williams, Agent for the Lines" was Captain Nat Williams,...
    • "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...
    • "M.G. Bright" and Coal Car

    • "M.G. Bright"; Railroads; Inclined railroads; People; Coal; "Reuben Wells"
    • This is the "M.G. Bright", the original no. "634". She was companion to the "Reuben Wells" and worked the incline until 1895 when she was replaced by the new coal burner. The "M.G. Bright" was equipped with two sets of cylinders. The first set was...
    • "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...
    • Madison Regatta-"Princess"

    • "Princess"; Steamboats; Ohio River; Waterfronts; Rivers; Steamboat accidents
    • The "Princess" has a front row seat for the 1910 Madison Regatta. The "Princess" was sister to the "Island Queen" in the Coney Island trade. She was built in 1900. During the terrible winter of 1917-1918 she was wintering at the mouth of the...
    • "Reuben Wells"-Roundhouse

    • "Reuben Wells"; Railroad roundhouses; Railroad incline; Meat industry; Railroad locomotives; Railroads
    • The train on the railroad incline is being pushed by the "Reuben Wells" locomotive as it approaches North Madison at the top of the hill. Visible in the photograph is the roundhouse and the Godman and Phillips slaughterhouse.
    • "Reuben Wells" Locomotive

    • "Reuben Wells"; Railroads; Railroad locomotives; Railroad locomotive industry; Engines; Railroad incline
    • The newly built "Reuben Wells" sits at the Jeffersonville yards where she was built for the J M & I Railroad under the supervision and to the specifications of Master Mechanic, Reuben Wells, for whom she was named. Her boiler was tilted forward to...
    • "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,...

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