River Museums Weathering Coronavirus Pandemic Hardships River Museums Weathering Coronavirus Pandemic Hardships
River Museums Weathering Coronavirus Pandemic Hardships

Although many of those who work on the river are considered essential workers, and shoreside businesses have begun to slowly reopen under various state guidelines, river museums are still seeing… Read More

The Steamer Katie

June 15, 2020

Among the beautiful big sidewheelers built on the Ohio River at Jeffersonville, Ind., was the palatial packet Katie. Built in 1871, the steamboat was not constructed by the Howard Shipyard,… 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 Towboat Lookout

August 31, 2018

Capt. Jim Howard, with his trusty glass plate negative camera (now exhibited at the Howard Steamboat Museum) took this week’s Old Boat Column image, as the towboat Lookout was being… Read More