The Sidewheeler Tarascon

January 15, 2018

For a contract cost of $40,900, the beautiful sidewheeler Tarascon was constructed on a wooden hull (250 feet in length by 38 feet in width) at Jeffersonville, Ind., in 1863… Read More

The Guiding Star

December 25, 2017

On this Christmas Day, we conclude the Old Boat Column for 2017 with a steamboat that took its name from the star of Bethlehem. The Guiding Star, a wooden-hulled sidewheeler… Read More

The Towboats Control

December 18, 2017

There were two towboats named Control. The first, built in 1904 by the Howard Shipyard at Jeffersonville, Ind., was constructed on a wooden hull measuring 118 feet in length by… Read More

The Towboat Tornado

December 11, 2017

Built at Brownsville, Pa., by the Axton yard in 1895, the towboat Tornado was constructed, to specifications drawn by J.M. Hammitt, on a wooden hull that measured 150 feet in… Read More

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