The Gracie Kent

April 23, 2018

Built at Stillwater, Minn., for Capt. John Kent in 1897, the sternwheeler Gracie Kent was constructed by George Muller on a wooden hull measuring 111 feet in length by 20… 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

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