The Silver Moon

February 20, 2022

The steamer Silver Moon was notably a unique vessel. The boat was designed and built specifically to fit into the short locks of the Louisville & Portland Canal. Constructed in… Read More

The E.A. Woodruff

February 7, 2022

The snagboat E.A. Woodruff was typical of the unique vessels operated by the U.S. government, known as “Uncle Sam’s Toothpullers,” which helped to keep channels cleared of debris. The iron… Read More

The H.G. Hill

January 29, 2022

An attractive sternwheeler built by the Ayer & Lord Marine Ways at Paducah, Ky., in 1918, the H.G. Hill was 165 feet in length by 30 feet in width. The… Read More

Mississippi Magic

December 28, 2021

Harry Houdini (1874-1926) was an American illusionist and stunt performer, famous for his sensational escape acts. His first appearances were on the vaudeville circuit in the United States and later… Read More

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