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    • "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....
    • "Avalon"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boats; "Belle of Louisville"; "Idlewild"; "Avalon"; Rivers
    • The "Idlewild" was sold to J. Harold Gorsage in 1947 and the name was changed to "Avalon". She became the most widely traveled excursion boat on the rivers. During her tramping days she made stops at Omaha, Nebraska; New Orleans; Stillwater,...
    • "Avalon"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boats; "Belle of Louisville"; "Idlewild"; "Avalon"; Rivers
    • The "Avalon" was formerly the "Idlewild" and later would become the famous "Belle of Louisville", one of the few surviving steamboats still intact. Photograph taken circa 1939
    • "Chris Greene"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Stern wheelers; Greene Line; Madison-Milton Bridge; Ohio River
    • Built in 1925, this was the second "Chris Greene" of the Greene Line. One can see the Madison-Milton Bridge in the background on the left hand side; it was built in 1928. The first "Chris Greene" was lost in the great fire at Cincinnati in...
    • "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. Photograph taken circa 1890
    • "Columbia"

    • Rivers; Waterfronts; Horses; Mules; Steamboats; Riverboats; Mail steamers; Passengers
    • This river scene depicts great activity along the levee in any typical river town. The "Columbia" is either loading or unloading her passengers. The horse-drawn carts near the gangplank were probably used to convey passengers to and from the boat....
    • "Cotton Blossom"

    • Steamboats; Showboats; Riverboats; "Grace Devers"; Towboats; Tugboats; Levees; Otto Hitner
    • The "Cotton Blossom" began life in 1896 as a raft for a lumber company working out of St. Paul. She handled the large excursion barge named "Mississippi" at one time, was renamed "The Princess" and was then sold to the Barrett Line for use as a...
    • "East St. Louis"

    • Excursion steamer; Steamboats; Riverboats; "East St. Louis"; "Virginia"; "Steel City"; "Island Belle"; "Greater New Orleans"; "Washington"
    • The"East St. Louis", shown here on one of her excursions, was originally built as the "Virginia" in 1895 at Cincinnati and was later called the "Steel City". She was renamed the "East St. Louis" in December 1916. At that time her owner was the...
    • "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. ...
    • "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...
    • "G.W. McBride"

    • "G. W. McBride"; Steamboats; Towboats
    • Here's another view of the "G.W. McBride", gliding along near Madison, Indiana. There is more information and another view under the title "G.W. McBride". Photograph taken circa 1932
    • "Hill City"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boats; Anchor Line; "City of Monroe"; Barmore, David; Steamboat accidents
    • On March 28, 1896 at St. Louis, the "City of Monroe" was moored at the Anchor Line wharf-boat, ready to start on her regular trip to New Orleans. She was heavily laden with freight and passengers. There was not loss of life but the "City of...
    • "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; 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...
    • "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...
    • "J. S. Deluxe" Steamboat

    • Steamboats; Excursion Boat; Riverboats
    • She was built in Dubuque in 1896 as the "Quincy" for the Diamond Jo Line for use in the St. Louis-St. Paul trade. She was sold to the Streckfus Line and was completely rebuilt to become the super excursion boat, the "J. S. Deluxe." She was the...
    • "John W. Hubbard"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Rivers; Ohio River
    • This boat was built in 1910 by Howard as the "J. H. Menge" and later the "M. A. Burke," a cotton packet. It was sold to the Louisville and Cincinnati Packet Company in 1919 and then was sent to Mount City for extensive alterations before being...

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