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The Falls City

This week, the Old Boat Column presents a photo of the Falls City. Built in 1898 at Cincinnati for the Louisville & Kentucky River Packet Company, the sternwheeler ran between… Read More

The Stacker Lee

November 22, 2019

Built in 1902 by the Howard Shipyard at Jeffersonville, Ind., the Stacker Lee was owned by the famous Lee Line of Memphis. Constructed at a cost of $21,600 on a… Read More

The Str. Dubuque

November 5, 2019

This week, the Old Boat Column presents a recently-acquired image of the steamboat Dubuque. This large sternwheeler was originally known as the packet Pittsburgh. Built in 1879 by the Cincinnati… Read More

The John R. Hugo

September 30, 2019

Built at Evansville, Ind., in 1879, the John R. Hugo was originally listed as a towboat. The wood hull was only 82.6 feet in length by 20 feet in width. Read More

The Matt F. Allen

September 19, 2019

Built in 1887 for a contract cost of $5,800, the packet Matt F. Allen was a product of the Howard Shipyard at Jeffersonville, Ind. Constructed on a wooden hull measuring… Read More

The Steamer President

September 16, 2019

Taken 80 years ago, this week’s image for the Old Boat Column features the sidewheeler President. Originally built in 1924 for the Louisville & Cincinnati Packet Company as the Cincinnati,… Read More

Paddlewheeler Postlude

September 9, 2019

Early September was typically the time when excursion boats began winding down the season. Undoubtedly, the most famous of firms that operated excursion vessels was Streckfus Steamers, of St. Louis… Read More