The Phil Sheridan Had An Octagonal Pilothouse The Phil Sheridan Had An Octagonal Pilothouse
The Phil Sheridan Had An Octagonal Pilothouse

Noted for being one of few riverboats to have an octagonal pilothouse, the Phil Sheridan was built for a cost of $80,000 in 1865 at Cincinnati, Ohio. Constructed on a… Read More

The Silver Moon

October 12, 2018

The sidewheeler Silver Moon was unique for several reasons. The boat was built specifically to fit into the short locks of the Louisville & Portland Canal. Constructed in 1859 at… Read More

The Charles Morgan

September 28, 2018

The sidewheeler Charles Morgan was reputedly one of the most popular packets ever to ply the Cincinnati–New Orleans trade. Built in 1874 by the Cincinnati Marine Railway & Dock Company,… Read More

The Towboat Lookout

August 31, 2018

Capt. Jim Howard, with his trusty glass plate negative camera (now exhibited at the Howard Steamboat Museum) took this week’s Old Boat Column image, as the towboat Lookout was being… Read More