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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 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.
    • "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...
    • "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;
    • 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...
    • 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 and destroyed by ice in 1918.
    • "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. Photograph taken 1880s
    • 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...
    • Postcard

    • Advertising--Building materials; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Postcard of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore, Maryland. The stone for this building was supplied by Matthews Bros.

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