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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....
    • "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 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...
    • "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...
    • "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,...
    • Advertisement-Marks and Benson

    • Advertisements; Excursion boats; Clothing stores; Ohio River; Steamboats
    • In the early 1900s Marks and Benson, a men's clothier, began an advertising campaign that they would continue for over 25 years. Some of the rules and offers changed over the years, but basically when any boy, accompanied by a parent, purchased a...
    • Madison Marine Railways and Shipyard

    • Boat & ship industry; Piers & wharves; Shipyards; Steamboats; "City of Owensboro"; "Tell City"; "Harry Brown"; "Alice Brown"; "Bostona"; "Irene"; "Natchez"; Riverboats
    • This is a view of the old Marine Railways. The boats identified in this picture are the "City of Owensboro", "Tell City", "Harry Brown", and "Alice Brown". The Madison Courier, on August 4, 1892, had this to say: "The shipyard and marine ways here...

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