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    • "America"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boat; "Indiana"
    • The "America" was built at Jeffersonville as a packet boat. Her hull and machinery came from the "Indiana" which had burned at Cincinnati on May 1, 1916. She was later remodeled to a full-fledged excursion boat operating mostly out of...
    • "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...
    • "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...
    • "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; USO clubs; 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...
    • "Ohio" Ferryboat

    • Ferries; Lamb, Indiana; Carrollton, Kentucky; Steamboats; Riverboats
    • The "Ohio" was a steam-powered ferry that began operating from Lamb, Indiana, in 1924. Judge C. W. Wilhoite of Carrollton, Kentucky, had just bought the ferry trade from the Ash family and the judge bought the "Ohio" to expand the ferry...
    • "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...
    • "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.
    • Speedometer 1925 - 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...
    • Brabrook Hotel

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Hotels; Lakes & ponds; Tourism; Boats;
    • The Brabrook Hotel was located on what is called Cedar Point on the west side of Bass Lake. The hotel burned down in 1913. Prior to being called the Brabrook it was named the Larimer Hotel and was the first hotel to be built on the lake. It was...
    • Brabrook Hotel at Bass Lake

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Hotels; Tourists; Vacations; Leisure;
    • The Brabrook Hotel was originally built as the Larimer Hotel in 1887. It was one of the first hotels to be built at Bass Lake. This building burned down around 1912. However the clubhouse eventually became home to Buchta's general store.

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