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Jun 26, 2003 at 06:18:42John Cantral (jcantral@pages777.com)
http://pages777.com
I grew up in Moline Illinois, which is next to Rock Island and across the river from Davenport, Iowa. In those days, a Steam Boad, called the Quinlan, ran ferry service from Rock Island to Davenport, across the Mississippi River. ::::On hot summer afternoons, my grandfather and I would take a bus to the levee, in Rock Island, then board the Quinlan and ride to Davenport. If Grandpa had errands, in Davenport, we would get off and then take the Quinlan home, later. If he didn't have any errands, we would just stay on, watching them load and unload the freight and passengers, then ride back across. You only had to pay when you got on, partly because there was a saloon and gambling hall, upstairs. Since my Grandfather was a Man of God and I was a kid, we didn't go upstairs, except sometimes to walk along the deck (the view was better). It was nice and cool, on the boat, but especialy cool, standing back by that big paddle wheel. The oposite extreme was the boiler room, where two men shoveled coal into the boilers, just about constantly, while they were underway. I used to think the roaring flames in the boilers might be what Hell was like.::

Jun 29, 2003 at 12:15:01Jordan (jorcin@webtv.net)
I am looking for the published story about a steamboat race on the Mississippi, that determined which boat got the mail contract. The race ended at Clinton, Iowa with the older boat winning...but on the bottom as she docked.

Jun 29, 2003 at 20:40:19Ryan Vincent
maybe this will get me to be able to find my name on the internet

Jun 29, 2003 at 20:51:09Ryan Vincent (aofjeojfaeoij@aol.com)
dagnabit it didnt work... you losers... jk jk and you would be dome to think thats my real email address. and about me calling you losers notice i put 2 jk thingies which means i was jk about jk :) hehe

Jun 29, 2003 at 20:52:43Ryan Vincent (aofjeojfaeoij@aol.com)
i meant dumb instead of dome

Jun 30, 2003 at 07:15:44Anne Weber (awgranny@worldnet.att.net)
I would like information on the Gordon C. Greene and the Buckeye State. Also on any Cramers that were pilots in the 1800's.

Jul 3, 2003 at 05:39:26Chuck Suppus (cmsuppus@yahoo.com)
I need some help on cargo in the time period around 1850.I assume that wagons and animals were hauled on the steamboats. :: Were they special boats to do that hauling or were they regular steamboats? Could they haul many wagons and animals? What were the charges for hauling them and people? :: The river run I'm interested in, is St. Louis/Alton, Illinois to Independence, Missouri.:: Any help is appreciated.:::: Thanks, Chuck Suppus

Jul 3, 2003 at 21:55:03tschiggers (tschiggers@hotmail.com)
http://www.geocities.com/tschiggers/
Thank you for keeping the steamboat dream alive. My father worked for several years on the Delta Queen as a result of a childhood fascination of the Avalon. He passed that love on to me and I am hoping to build my own sternwheeler in the future. Thanks again!

Jul 4, 2003 at 08:31:18Paula Schwein (Schweinp@gemair.com)
Hello, I am looking for information on my great grandfather Rufus White, who was a riverboat captain on the Ohio circa 1900. Does anyone have any information? Thanks for your help. Paula

Jul 4, 2003 at 09:17:14bob jackson (in-your-genes@webtv.net)
Capt. FRED E. PAUL - Steamboat man from early to mid-1900. Am writing family history with a separate book about my grandfather, "Cap" Paul.::Would be pleased to communicate with anyone who knew him or who knows 'of' him.::Would like to locate photos of any vessels on which he served, some of which are - but not limited to: T0286 BONNER, T0787 F.W. TUCKER 2, T1081 HELOISE, T1764 MARY WOODS NO. 2, T1840 MISSOURI, T2062 POCAHONTAS, T2336 STARK and LILLIAN H., an early 1900's towboat on Arkansas' White River.::Thank you.::Payday Hill::Protem, MO 65733-3100::Tel or fax: 417.785.4599

Jul 5, 2003 at 21:49:23Judy Lowery (lowe8037@bellsouth.net)
Hi, my email has changed since the last time I visited this site. I'm still searching for Michael Lowery who might have died in a steamboat accident going down the river from McMinn Co. Tn. to Ala. Somehow I would like to know the name of the boat. I understand it was his and this probably happened in the early 1900's.

Jul 7, 2003 at 15:40:58Charles A. (acetas@earthlink.net)
:::: Thanks.:::: Real fine website! :::: Linked here from the Bama Belle site in Tuscaloosa, AL.:::: Enjoyed the photos; was amazed at the great size of some of those excursion steamboats.:::: Best wishes.:::: Chas.A.

Jul 8, 2003 at 11:01:16Jim Thomas (jthoma10@san.rr.com)
I understand the Sternwheeler "Ben Hur" was under contract in 1887 to move the John Anderson Circus to river cities according Fred Ways Book of Packet Steamboats? Is there more information on this? How was this done? Are there any pictures on this? It must have been like a Noah'a Ark. We all have heard of Circuses moved by trains but this is interesting. My grandfather worked as a steward on this boat in 1888.

Jul 11, 2003 at 19:12:06Linda (mccook_genealogy@bellsouth.net)
Hi,::I have just found information on the person I am researching, Lewis Baldwin.::On the 1860 Mason Co., Havana, Illinois census I found Lewis Baldwin and his family.::Lewis' occupation is listed as::Steam Boat Master.::Now this is great information for me but I was at a loss as where to start my search for more information.::Then I found your web site(:~).::It contains wonderful information and links to other sites with even more great information.::Thanks for this great web site and if anyone comes across my Lewis Baldwin, Steam Boat Master, I would appreciate any info.::Good luck with the future of your web site.::Linda

Jul 12, 2003 at 19:42:53william Carlisle (oldsouth@tds.net)
Hello,:: I have found a steamboat wreck "eliza::battle" that sank in 1858 in the Tombig-::bee river in Alabama. Any info on this::wreck would be helpful. I have the newspaper accounts of the sinking.:: Thank You,:: William Carlisle:: 280 Mt. Olive Road:: Butler, Alabama:: 36904:: 1-205-459-4380 ::

Jul 14, 2003 at 19:47:54Karen Stout Smith (klsmith78@hotmail.com)
I just found my great great grandfather, Nathan Davis, in the 1880 Census and found his occupation as a steamboat pilot. He was born in PA (supposedly McKeesport area) and later settled in Marietta. Is there a list of riverboat pilots I can search. He was born in 1827 -still alive in 1880. Wife - Matilda & son Nathan Davis Stout.

Jul 15, 2003 at 06:33:00muriel peters (tommirt@wmconnect.com)
hope to travel 11/8/for 10 days we are on the waiting list can you send information on paddlewheel cruise up the missippi thanks

Jul 15, 2003 at 09:24:04Captain Mike Pearce (captmike@austin.rr.com)
we just sent you an email from the Lone Star Riverboat

Jul 16, 2003 at 06:46:12Michael Barnette (barney00@tampabay.rr.com)
http://www.mikey.net/aue/paddlewheelpics.htm
Hi-::I am trying to identify a stern paddlewheeler that sunk 28 miles offshore southwest Florida (Naples). Pics of the shipwreck can be found in the URL posted above. I recovered a six-inch Ashcroft pressure gauge off the wreck. The serial number at the base of the gauge is "342355" and it says "REGISTERED APRIL 12, 1898".::Ashcroft does not have records that far back. It was also stamped "KUPFERLE BROS., ST. LOUIS."::Fire bricks around the two boilers also originated from St. Louis.::Does anyone have any information that could help identify this wreck?::Thanks for any help you can provide.::Cheers,::Mike::

Jul 17, 2003 at 04:46:02Finanzprofit
http://www.private-krankenversicherung.us
You have a very nice site, keep up the good work! ::"When we send loving thoughts to others ....... ::We create bridges of light for angels to walk across."::

Jul 17, 2003 at 14:17:03Nora (justnora@snet.net)
I am curious about steamboats as a mode of travel for immigrants. Ancestors of mine entered the US abt. 1850, were in East Tennessee in the early 1860's, and ended up in Greater Cincinnati in the late 1860's. It occurs to me that rivers might have been the easiest way to get around. Any info is appreciated. Also, references to books or other sources is welcome. Thank you.

Jul 17, 2003 at 14:20:02Nora (justnora@snet.net)
Sorry. Left out an important fact. They entered at New Orleans.

Jul 18, 2003 at 10:40:20shelby louden (slouden1@juno.com)
Nice job of collecting DQ phoos and facts. Dad was a happy camper on the DQ and had allot of fond memories of the "Queen". I guess that's why pilots work until their 80 or so. Nice job.

Jul 18, 2003 at 13:19:16Lynne (onken@springnet1.com)
Looking for any information on a Joseph W. Mullen who was a steam boat pilot in the St Louis, Mo. area. He was born in 1831 and died in 1916. He was married in 1870. I assume he was a pilot in his late teens. Thats all the information I have. ::::Thanks

Jul 18, 2003 at 23:05:10Vicki Stoddard (vickis@columbus.rr.com)
Ancestor Robert Perry Stoddard drowned in steamboat accident near Wheeling, WVa on or near May 6,1848. Name of steamboat was Joshua Cook (spelling?). He was from Shousetown, PA. Don't know if he was working or a passenger. Anyone have anything on this?::Thanks for any help.

Jul 18, 2003 at 23:05:29Vicki Stoddard (vickis@columbus.rr.com)
Ancestor Robert Perry Stoddard drowned in steamboat accident near Wheeling, WVa on or near May 6,1848. Name of steamboat was Joshua Cook (spelling?). He was from Shousetown, PA. Don't know if he was working or a passenger. Anyone have anything on this?::Thanks for any help.

Jul 18, 2003 at 23:05:36Vicki Stoddard (vickis@columbus.rr.com)
Ancestor Robert Perry Stoddard drowned in steamboat accident near Wheeling, WVa on or near May 6,1848. Name of steamboat was Joshua Cook (spelling?). He was from Shousetown, PA. Don't know if he was working or a passenger. Anyone have anything on this?::Thanks for any help.

Jul 24, 2003 at 07:11:24Laila (lailaSlahlah@hotmail.com)
http://www.asiafotzen.net/
Hey, nice Site you have. I like the design. keep on rocking!

Jul 24, 2003 at 07:11:37Laila (lailaSlahlah@hotmail.com)
http://www.asiafotzen.net/
Hey, nice Site you have. I like the design. keep on rocking!

Jul 24, 2003 at 19:05:01Dennis Aubuchon (djeraub@sbcglobal.net)
I am a new member of the Golden Eagle Riverboat Club in St. Louis,Mo . I am trying to get a web page going for our club. I have the individual pages made, but cannot seem to connect them. Also, need advice on hosting the site. any info. you could contribute would be greatly appreciated.::::Dennis Aubuchon

Jul 26, 2003 at 12:15:27JACKIE MARSH (jm004a5106@blueyonder.co.uk)
::MY BEST REGARDS FOR A SUPERB SITE.::REGARDS ::JACKIE MARSH

Jul 26, 2003 at 14:17:49Jeannie (jmitchell@bssd.net)
Looking for Illinois riverboat Captain::Elijah Wood(s) appox. 1827's.:: Also, interior captains quarters...specifically cabinets. Just::purchased one from his grandchildren and want to verify him and boat he piloted.

Jul 26, 2003 at 21:17:28
i hate your site it is so bad it hs no infomation

Jul 27, 2003 at 16:37:17Gregory C. Bourland (bourland@bigvalley.netDe)
I remember seeing the Delta Queen as a child in the Stockton Port.

Jul 27, 2003 at 21:51:07Jane Lanser (janethel6436@yahoo.com)
My parents were married on the steamboat St. Paul in 1927. Were there any other weddings on the St. Paul?

Jul 29, 2003 at 12:13:36Mariane Watson Worley (bluejean@tampabay.rr.com)
To Lawrence M. Robb Jr.:: We have a common relative - Uncle Bunk. Uncle Bunk's wife was my grandmoter's sister. Would love to exchange stories of him and the family.

Jul 30, 2003 at 07:35:33vergleich private krankenversicherung
http://www.vergleich-private-krankenversicherung-iq.de
Hello!::::Just happened to be in the area and thought I'd sign the guestbook!::::Greetings from Germany

Aug 3, 2003 at 19:32:37Chris (neworleansboy@post.com)
GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!

Aug 4, 2003 at 06:52:46fred (masterhonky@aol.com)
i am looking for any pics of steamboats used in new orleans::in the last 100 year

Aug 6, 2003 at 18:45:05John Wesley Moore (junebug52066@yahoo.com)
Do you have any records of John Wesley Moore being an employee of the Mry Greene Line in the early 1900's? H died in a riverboat accident around 1916. He is the ggrandfather of a friend and she is trying to verify this information. Thank you very much. Shirley Shipley

Aug 11, 2003 at 09:29:48cjonesrr (cjonesrr@yahoo.com)
I specialize in Missouri River Steamboats and river people genealogy for hire.

Aug 12, 2003 at 13:53:48Colleen (colliegirl2002@yahoo.com)
My great great grandma was a famous river boat singer and I'm looking for info on her, her last name was Love, and people called her grandma Love. If anyony can help me track down some info i would greatly appreciate it.

Aug 12, 2003 at 13:54:05Colleen (colliegirl2002@yahoo.com)
My great great grandma was a famous river boat singer and I'm looking for info on her, her last name was Love, and people called her grandma Love. If anyony can help me track down some info i would greatly appreciate it.

Aug 15, 2003 at 10:18:38Adam Barnett (AtomicACB@aol.com)
Can you describe how on a paddle-wheel steamboat, rectelinear motion is converted to circular motion?

Aug 17, 2003 at 20:35:46Roberta Ward (rrbb425@aol.com)
Try to locate name of Great-grandfather supposedly Captain of steamboat on Suwannee River. Daughter Julis Nora Rouse was disowned for marrying my grandfather.

Aug 20, 2003 at 07:26:47R.L. Sinex (rlsinex@aol.com)
Seeking info on old Chromograph Picture, titled, "Celebrated Race of Steamers Robt. E. Lee and Natchez" Copyrighted 1883 By Wm. M. Donaldson & Co. Cinti. O. Shows both Steamboats in night scene, under Full Moon. Any information, Greatly Appreciated. Thank You! Rick

Aug 20, 2003 at 23:57:39susi (susi@dolce-vitta.de)
http://www.dolce-vitta.de
sweet kisses

Aug 20, 2003 at 23:58:21klaus (klaus@zonefilles.de)
http://www.zonefilles.de
great site

Aug 21, 2003 at 10:18:43Craig Mestemaker (mestemakerc@hotmail.com)
My great grandfather William Mestemaker was the second engineer on the Robert E Lee when she burned. He was killed in the incident and I would appreciate hearing any information about him and the Lee. I can be reached at mestemakerc@hotmail.com

Aug 22, 2003 at 11:23:05james moeller (majuka3@msn.com)
majuka
im looking for a picture of the glasgow::packet steam sidewheeler.

Aug 23, 2003 at 10:05:27james moeller (majuka3@msn.com)
am trying to locate pictures or drawings::of the sidewheeler glasgow tug.

Aug 23, 2003 at 10:05:49james moeller (majuka3@msn.com)
am trying to locate pictures or drawings::of the sidewheeler glasgow tug.

Aug 23, 2003 at 10:05:56james moeller (majuka3@msn.com)
am trying to locate pictures or drawings::of the sidewheeler glasgow tug.

Aug 23, 2003 at 10:35:16james moeller (majuka3@msn.com)
am trying to locate pictures or drawings::of the sidewheeler glasgow tug.

Aug 23, 2003 at 10:35:35james moeller (majuka3@msn.com)
am trying to locate pictures or drawings::of the sidewheeler glasgow tug.

Aug 26, 2003 at 20:56:49Peggy Barrett (mbarrett35@comcast.net)
I just wanted to say that this past weekend 8/24/03, I saw the Delta Queen for the first time in Marietta Ohio. She was absolutely breathtaking. My mother-in-law and I followed her up the river for 20 miles taking many pictures. Im hoping that in 2004 I can find my way aboard her majestic beauty.

Aug 28, 2003 at 10:33:47BRYAN DAY (DIANE31@ANGELFIRE.COM)
LOVED THE PHOTOS....

Sep 1, 2003 at 08:37:06Charlotte (char@ekns.net)
I find your site very interesting.::Iam searching for a packet that sail from Cincinati Ohio to New Orleans, called the Prima Donna ( or Dona).::It was over taken in Memphis in 1864::by confederate army.::And I had geart uncles who worked on it.::Does anyone know of this stearmer?::Thank you

Sep 4, 2003 at 07:35:06Michelle (rfloyd1@tampabay.rr.com)
Looking for information on Robert Franklin Smith, Captain. He was the youngest to become captain way back when. And John P. Smith. Not sure if they were captains of Steamboats or what. Would appreciate any help. ::Thanks, Michelle

Sep 4, 2003 at 10:09:50terry (tery@traveloutlet.org)
I am trying to collect information on the building of the Mary Miller Steamboat in 1862. If anyone has any information I would greatlt appreciate it. ::::Thanks!

Sep 8, 2003 at 07:20:47James Dunn (dunnj04438@hotmail.com)
what about the Belle O Louisville::First known as the Idelwild

Sep 11, 2003 at 15:04:07helen (greenbeast@erols.com)
My mother was born on the Lucy B Mcallister 1922 N.Y. Does anyone know where I can find info?::Thank you.

Sep 12, 2003 at 22:00:31Carpenter (powyccommodore@yahoo.com)
Researching ancestor John William Want, riverboat pilot on Ohio, Tennessee & Mississippi Rivers during Civil War. Served as pilot on USS General Pillow, USS Lexington, USS Fairplay, USS Springfield, all Union gunboats. Any info on these boats appreciated.::::USS Lexington was fairly famous but cannot find info for the period. March-May, 1863, when my ancestor is reported to have served. Thank you.

Sep 18, 2003 at 18:33:09L. Jane Greene (greeneline@fuse.net)
Hi! I'm the daughter of Capt. Tom Greene and Letha Greene who once owned GreeneLine Steamers in Cincinnati. We owned the Delta Queen , GordonC. Greene and I think 25 other steamboats since 1890, The Co. was sold in 1969. Just discovered this website and I remember Nori when she was a little girl. Feel free to e-mail me if you're interested in any Greene history of steamboats. See ya. Jane Greene

Sep 21, 2003 at 12:20:10David Westbrook (Teamblazerdw@wmconnect.com)
I think it would be great to sail on a steamboat. I Would love to travel the mississippi river, from the upper river all the way to New Orleans.There is some beautiful sites to see on the Mississippi.:: Great web site.::Happy Cruising to all;::David

Sep 21, 2003 at 13:43:44kirk farris (kfarris@ev1.net)
www.frosttownhistoricsite.org
Any information on early riverboats on Buffalo Bayou, Houston, Texas?

Sep 21, 2003 at 15:47:09Jennifer Martin (Moren) (BlueNoteFarm@hotmail.com)
Hi... My great-grandfather owned the steamboats "Advance" and "John L Moren." My father has a beautiful original @ 11x14" photo of the Advance (another relative has the JLM) plus many stories he wishes to share. These might belong in a museum... Please contact me if you wish to speak with him.

Sep 22, 2003 at 03:50:52Ron Silverberg (bmwr0n@cs.com)
We were on the Delta Queen in July from St Louis to St Paul with Carmen and her husband and Leoni. Enjoyed speaking with them.

Sep 22, 2003 at 07:32:40~Kathy~ (k_k_6@yahoo.com)
www.yahoo.com
I LOVE this website! Eversince I was a little girl I've been astounded with them. Now I'm in my mid thirties and I work in Louisanna on a shrimp boat. It's not a steamboat, but one day I hope I get the honor of working on one or at least to ride on one.

Sep 22, 2003 at 07:32:56~Kathy~ (k_k_6@yahoo.com)
www.yahoo.com
I LOVE this website! Eversince I was a little girl I've been astounded with them. Now I'm in my mid thirties and I work in Louisanna on a shrimp boat. It's not a steamboat, but one day I hope I get the honor of working on one or at least to ride on one.

Sep 22, 2003 at 17:00:23Ala (ckgilmore2@netzero.net)
I am researching R. Fulton. I am unsure what is most important to include to answer the following question: What are some important contributions that lead to the invention of the steamboat?::My projects due date is Mon. 9/29.::Would you be able to help? I am in 4th grade in a gifted class so I want to do well. I have done lots of research already but this confuses me .::Thanks, Ala

Sep 22, 2003 at 17:01:00Ala (ckgilmore2@netzero.net)
I am researching R. Fulton. I am unsure what is most important to include to answer the following question: What are some important contributions that lead to the invention of the steamboat?::My projects due date is Mon. 9/29.::Would you be able to help? I am in 4th grade in a gifted class so I want to do well. I have done lots of research already but this confuses me .::Thanks, Ala

Sep 22, 2003 at 17:01:03Ala (ckgilmore2@netzero.net)
I am researching R. Fulton. I am unsure what is most important to include to answer the following question: What are some important contributions that lead to the invention of the steamboat?::My projects due date is Mon. 9/29.::Would you be able to help? I am in 4th grade in a gifted class so I want to do well. I have done lots of research already but this confuses me .::Thanks, Ala

Sep 23, 2003 at 07:18:52Jamie (shellyoreo@yahoo.com)
do you have any ifo abuot a Mississippi steam boats.::

Sep 24, 2003 at 00:58:58Peter
http://www.direktsms.de
Cool site, you've done a good job, go on like this!

Sep 24, 2003 at 05:03:48Christian (bett_pfanne@yahoo.de)
http://www.online-gezockt.de/
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