The River’s Music Maker The River’s Music Maker
The River’s Music Maker

The river community is saddened by the recent passing of Shirley Ruck Burwinkle, 91, who served as calliopist on the Str. Belle of Louisville (1966–1970) and was organist for a… Read More

The Steamer Susie

March 26, 2021

In late 1897, Edmonds J. Howard, esteemed proprietor of the Howard Shipyards & Dock Company at Jeffersonville, Ind., received what very likely was the most unique inquiry in the firm’s… Read More

Automobiles By Barge

March 1, 2021

Nearly a century ago, the automobile was coming into vogue as a common means of transportation for the American people. When cars were made affordable thanks to mass production, the… Read More

The Steamer Peoria

February 15, 2021

The Eagle Packet Company of St. Louis contracted in 1913 with the Howard Shipyard to build a wood-hulled sternwheeler for $26,000.  The new steamboat, 242 by 37.8 feet and named… Read More

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