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The Sultana Tragedy Remembered

Eagerly awaited by Civil War and steamboat historians, a new DVD entitled “Remember the Sultana” is now available. The 96-minute documentary presents the riveting story of the horrific explosion of… Read More

The Steamer Quincy

January 3, 2020

Happy New Year! We begin the Old Boat Column for 2020 with one of the beautiful steamboats operated by the famous Diamond Jo Line, the steamer Quincy. Built at Dubuque,… Read More

The Str. Southland

December 27, 2019

In 1910, the Howard Shipyards at Jeffersonville built a trim sternwheeler named Nashville to run in the Evansville–Nashville–Paducah trade for W.W. Parminter of Nashville, Tenn. The wood-hulled riverboat measured 155… Read More

The Falls City

November 29, 2019

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