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Amber 24/Jan/2001:04:33:50
how many poeple could go on the steamboats

amber
 
ben noyes 19/Jan/2001:08:23:27
i like your sight alot. i'm doin a project in history over steam boats.
if you could get me a picture of the boat's side and all the parts label
i would be much aproved


thanks
 
tyler schultz   17/Jan/2001:19:21:14
this is a great site- it is informative, interesting, and fun!thsanks
for all of your help and insight- i am in 5th grade and am doing a
paper for school-i don't think i have ever seen such a thorough website
such as yours- all of the pictures and postcards and leters make it
very personal-all the best and i will visit again- tyler
 
Ally and Jessica   16/Jan/2001:07:47:49
hello steamboats.com, we love your website SO Much and we visit it every
day!!!! We have learned a lot from your website and weare thankful for
all your help! Thanks so much steamboats.com!!

MUCH LOVE, Ally and Jessica
 
Donna Brockman   15/Jan/2001:21:08:19
I have a question about a painting called the great steam boat race.
The painting is of the Bell of Louisville, and the Delta Queen by
C.W.Vittitow. If you have any information on this painting pleas Email
at dbroc10027@aol. Thanks
 
Steve Huffman Dixie boat web site 15/Jan/2001:18:36:41
Greetings,

I'm looking for information from anyone, about anything, regarding the
sternwheel towboat Donald B. Especially anyone that may have worked
the river for Standard Oil of Ohio, and may have info about the Donald
B when it was known as the "Standard" (1923-1939).

Since I'm the new owner of the boat, I do have some info from the
previous owner, but I'm always looking for more historical stuff,
especially stories and photos.

A recent photo of the Donald B can be found here:
http://www.geocities.com/towboat1923/donb1.jpg

Thanks,

-Steve Huffman
Lamb, Indiana
Ohio River mile 545.9
 
Barbara Bishop   14/Jan/2001:10:45:35
Does anyone know where I can find pictures of civil war steamers? I am
especially looking for a picture of the C. E. Hillman and Capt. James
N. Corbett.
 
Patricia Stanley   13/Jan/2001:23:32:09
 
Steve Green   13/Jan/2001:09:40:17
A few days ago I asked for information about a riverboat called the WILD
WAGGONER. I've since found that the name was also spelled WILD WAGONER,
and I was able to find good info at http://members.tripod.com/~Write4801/
riverboats/w-x-2.html#WWAGO. The reference there cites a book that may
have a photo of the WILD WAGONER in it. The book is "Way's Packet
Directory 1848-1994 : Passenger Steamboats of the Mississippi River
System Since the Advent of Photography in Mid-Continent America" compiled
by Frederick Way. Would any readers have a copy of this and be able to
check to see if there is a picture of the WILD WAGONER? Thanks for any
help on this. You can email me directly at traildriver@citlink.net.
 
Chris   12/Jan/2001:13:43:35
I dont have an answer to any of other peoples questions but I have one
that i really need help with. Who are Marquis de Jouffroy d'Adams,
Samuel Morey, William Symington, and Elijah Ormsbee? I have no clue on
what these guys had to do w/steamboats but i ned info on them and fast.
 
Rosemary G. Bailey 10/Jan/2001:15:55:21
My mother always told me my maternal great grandfather was a steamboat
captain. I even had a small, brass-bound, flower-embroidered packet in
which he'd carried business cards. Census records for Catlettsburg, Ky
gave his profession as "riverboat pilot." Is there a central, official
Corps of Engineers or official agency of license registry that might
give JOSEPH LYKINS (Likins)s date of testing, where and on what boats
he served? Since retiring, this has been a great block in my genealogy.
I once had the pleasure of credentialing media at four Great
Steamboat Races, obtaining judges for the "MellerDrammer" contest
during Delta Queen/Mississippi Queen race to Cincy, photographing John
Wayne outside the Belle's pilot house, and, somewhere (I've GOT to find
it) I have a photo of me at the Belle helm when I was photographing a
crossing-guard cruise for AAA-Kentucky. Like Jane Curry's book: "I
Have the River in my Blood" - or genes.
So, busy running an 1888 country store, I ju
 
Rosemary Gilllum Bai 10/Jan/2001:15:52:58
My mother always told me my maternal great grandfather was a steamboat
captain. I even had a small, brass-bound, flower-embroidered packet in
which he'd carried business cards. Census records for Catlettsburg, Ky
gave his profession as "riverboat pilot." Is there a central, official
Corps of Engineers or official agency of license registry that might
give JOSEPH LYKINS (Likins)s date of testing, where and on what boats
he served? Since retiring, this has been a great block in my genealogy.
I once had the pleasure of credentialing media at four Great
Steamboat Races, obtaining judges for the "MellerDrammer" contest
during Delta Queen/Mississippi Queen race to Cincy, photographing John
Wayne outside the Belle's pilot house, and, somewhere (I've GOT to find
it) I have a photo of me at the Belle helm when I was photographing a
crossing-guard cruise for AAA-Kentucky. Like Jane Curry's book: "I
Have the River in my Blood" - or genes.
So, busy running an 1888 country store, I ju
 
Tom   10/Jan/2001:05:29:51
Can anyone tell me where and what the "headlines" on a steamboat are?
Great website by the way.
 
Steve Green   09/Jan/2001:20:54:04
I thought perhaps I should be a little more specific in my query
yesterday about the WILD WAGGONER. I'm not really looking for a detailed
history of it but would like to know if it was well-known (i.e. is it
listed at all in reference books?), what was its home port (if steamboats
had home ports), was it primarily active on the Mississippi River or some
other (the Ohio for instance?), was it a stern wheeler or sidewheeler,
etc. I have encountered an oldtime fiddle tune called "The Wild
Waggoner," so was surprised to discover that same was a steamboat (from
Civil War diary reference). I would like enough information so I could
mention the steamboat connection in passing in an article in which I
mention the fiddle tune. Naturally, I am very curious too to know who
the boat (and tune) might have been named for if that's not digging too
deep. Anyway, thanks again for any help on this.
 
Steve Green   08/Jan/2001:23:50:13
Greetings! Terrific site! I wonder if any readers might have
information, a picture, or could steer me toward a source for information
about a boat called the WILD WAGGONER. I saw the name of it mentioned in
a diary kept by a Civil War soldier. I believe he was on the Mississippi
River at the time, ca. 1862. Another boat he mentioned seeing (passing)
was the Ohio Belle, but it's the WILD WAGGONER that I'm quite interested
in hearing about. I know nothing about it, so *anything* would be
greatly appreciated. Thanks y'all!
 
Bonnie Smith   08/Jan/2001:19:57:57
I was named for a paddlewheel steamboat that travelled the Cumberland
River up to Nashville in the 1936 time period. Wyvonnia is so unusual,
but I have never found the boat nor any information about it or the
name. Can someone help me clear up this mystery? Thanks. Bonnie
 
Jared Prochnow   08/Jan/2001:13:37:28
 
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Do you really want to experience an affordable paddlewheel excursion?
Be our guest on an true paddlewheeler, Spirit of Peoria and join me on
a two day two night trip to the historic Starved Rock State Park, only
$290.00 inclusive per person. For more information check out
www.spiritofpeoria.com

Thanks, Captain G. Alex Grieves
 
bonnie   05/Jan/2001:13:47:36
looking for any information on a reuben neel pilot out of pittsburgh on
coal shipments to new orleans. he was shipwrecked in 1823 and that is
all the info i have. thaanks for any help bonnie
 
JOSEPH HINGLE   05/Jan/2001:13:40:06
I'M LOOKING FOR STEAMBOAT/PADDLEWHEEL MODELS. THE ONLY ONES I CAN
FIND ON THE BOATS THEMSELVES ARE THE SMALL PLASTIC SOUVENIER TYPE.
THANKS
JOE
 
Sydnye White   05/Jan/2001:12:36:16
I am working on a documentary for National Geographic television about a
group of people called the Floating Neutrinos who recently rafted down
the Mississippi River. My producer would like to add a historical
section including commerce and activities on the river during the
1800's. Do you know of any drawings or photographs that depict a very
busy scene with lots of steamships or people in them. I am told there
is a series of paintings of paddlewheel races on the Mississippi but
have been unable to locate them. Any suggestions?
 
bonnie   29/Dec/2000:15:18:57
i am looking for information on a reuben neel pilot from pittsburgh to
new orleans in 1823 shipwreck. any help is appreciated.
 
lisa   27/Dec/2000:09:51:02
I had always been interested in steamboats. Then a couple of years ago
I treated myself -&- a friend to a cruise on the Mississippi Queen. We
then went back the next year. Now I am going on my third cruise, but
on the Delta Queen this year. There is nothing like steamboating!
Plus the crew members are wonderful! Thanks guys!
 
Kelly   26/Dec/2000:20:24:38
Searching for info on sunken steamboats along the Missouri river,
similar to the Arabian.
 
j. scott pitts   21/Dec/2000:23:02:29
nice to find this site.. i've recently gotten really interested in
steam boats and their history, as i teach high school history as a side
job. more importantly, i'm interested in either investing in or
founding a steamboat business for both entertainment and historical
preservation. i would be interested in knowing of different such
businesses, crafts for sale, or builders who work in such endeavors.
at this point all information is both helpful and appreciated..thank
you for your time... jpscot@yahoo.com
 
Bryan Stoltz   20/Dec/2000:22:57:33
I was wanting to find a scaled replica of a paddlewheel boat. Could
you point me to a vendor or website to start. Size about 2-3 feet
long. Thanks, Bryan. (bstoltz75@aol.com)
 
Peter J Meesey   20/Dec/2000:08:05:24
As a grandson of Joseph Streckfus I am most interested in any
information regarding the history of the Streckfus Steamer Corp,
especially the early years.
 
Sheri Baker   18/Dec/2000:06:29:33
My father, LeRoy Beeler, was a deckhand and first mate on the original
steamr Mark Twain which was built in the 1930's. Dad was from Prescott,
WI which has a long, colorful past with the Mississippi River. Many men
from Prescott worked on the River. I am looking for a picture of this
Mark Twain (not the later vessels). If anyone knows of an online
source, please contact me. Many thanks.
 
Bob Plummer   16/Dec/2000:02:32:48
Interesting. Is your site about steamships in general, i.e. throughout
the US, or just a particular area? Gloucester, Va is having their
350th celebration this year and I am doing some work on Steamers that
landed in Gloucester. The mariners museum in Newport News has some
interesting pictures and books written by some locals have some
interesting stories. Are you interesting in my five pages covering
Steamers in Gloucester, Va?
 
Walter Stein   15/Dec/2000:13:22:51
Interested in side-wheeler FANNIE DUGAN, named after my great aunt,
Mary Frances (Fannie) Dugan Adams, Portsmouth, Ohio. Any information
appreciated.
 
Nori Steamboats 15/Dec/2000:10:31:07
Dear Dudley,

thank you so much for your interesting guestbook signature. I also
believe i've had past lives on steamboats and probably most steamboat
lovers do, even if they keep quite about it. That's part of the fun of
loving steamboats: you may have ended one of your past lives in an
explosion on one!

Searching the Fred Way directory:

There is no boat named "Levey Belle," but what about a boat called
"Lettie" built in 1882, 85 feet long, ran E. Liverpool to New Cumberland
one day, then New Cumberland - Steubenville next day.

Instead of Stanton, the boat's captain was Capt. T.R. Staney, 1888 -
1890.

I hope this helps. Steamboat history is a little sketchy right now, it
needs a lot more research.

Sincerely,
Nori
(webmaster)
 
Sam Rhoades   13/Dec/2000:14:02:16
Hello...Just got off the boat in Galveston after a ride from New
Orleans to attend the Dickens on the Strand Festival...This trip on the
Delta Queen was our 5th since July 1999...Really nice to have a website
like this so I can get back on the boat any time I want now...
 
shelby louden   13/Dec/2000:12:15:54
I just found this website while sitting here on a snowy day waiting for
four o'clock to come. It is nice to hear some stories of when Pappy was
on the DQ. We surely miss him, but he's at teh wheel of that big
steamboat in the sky. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
 
Cora Bloom   13/Dec/2000:10:50:11
I am writing a report about steamboats and need to know what cargo
riverboats carried. If anyone can help I would sure appreciate it. All
I have been able to find is that steamboats carried passengers.

Cora
 
David B. Coakley   05/Dec/2000:05:59:40
The site is very interesting. I would like to know how efficient stern
paddlewheel towboats are compared to propeller driven towboats for
pushing barges. Anyone out there with info on this subject?

Dave
 
Dudley Delany Edgar Cayce's MS Treatment 02/Dec/2000:15:22:37

Hi!

Thank you for a beautiful website!

I believe that I had a previous lifetime in the 1800's as, among other things, a locomotive engineer and a Mississippi steamboat man. In particular, the name Bill Bradley comes to mind, as does a boat called the Levey Belle. A boat owner by the name of Mr. Stanton also seems to be involved. Can anyone tell me anything about the boat or these men?

Very sincerely,

Dudley Delany
 
jim hill   30/Nov/2000:14:45:32
Is anyone working on the steamboats of the Ocklawaha River in Florida??
 
Nori First Steamboat 30/Nov/2000:12:39:55
Hi John,
thank you for visiting and requesting info. about John Fitch. Link to the
URL above (http://www.steamboats.com/research/1stboat.html) for info. about the
earliest steamboats. There's a lot of debate on this topic, so if you
want to add more reserach about Fitch to that page - or if you have a
different opinion or more info. -- then by all means, send it in. Our
engineers will add your comments to that page.
-nori
 
John   29/Nov/2000:19:43:40
The name of our school is John Fitch Elementry and we are celebrating
John Fitch's birthday and we have been researching his steamboat and
any information we can find out about both him and his steamboat.
Thanks for the photos.
 
none 24/Nov/2000:10:35:41
we like steamboatas. they are cool. steamboats rock the world!!!
 
Bill   22/Nov/2000:18:45:14
Perhaps someone can lend their expertise or suggest someone who can
answer this question:

Although many people had a hand in inventing the steamboat before
Fulton, he got credit for making the first. I'm trying to make link to
Fulton's ability to market his product (-&- use public relations) as the
reason he's forever enshrined in our history books. Any thoughts??

Thanks,

Bill
 
charlie charlies page 21/Nov/2000:10:19:28
this page really sux u dont wanna go to it why do u wanna sign the
guestbook are u an idiot
 
Brian   16/Nov/2000:18:22:09
For my U.S. History class I need to know what the most fatal steamboat
explosion in history was. If anyone could help me out I would greatly
appreciate it. Thank You
 
Dave Jenson   16/Nov/2000:14:55:50
I really appreciate this site. I am doing an American History project
on steamboats.
 
-rn Johnson   15/Nov/2000:02:13:09
Hi there.I have a copper plate of a steam engine and its marked as
follows:
R.Holtz Harburg bei Hamburg no264.
I guess its from some Icelandic ship but Ive found no info on the
net,any help apreciated.
Thanks in advance.
-rn Johnson
E-mail: gunor@visir.is
 
-rn Johnson   15/Nov/2000:02:03:32
Hi there.I have a copper plate of a steam engine and its marked as
follows:
R.Holtz Harburg bei Hamburg no264.
I guess its from some Icelandic ship but Ive found no info on the
net,any help apreciated.
Thanks in advance.
-rn Johnson
E-mail: gunor@visir.is
 
Ashley   12/Nov/2000:14:17:38
Hello,
i have two simple Questions. The first question is how were
steamboats developed? The other question is what were they used for.
thank you.:)
 
Bill Beech   12/Nov/2000:07:33:10
Greetings from across the "pond"
You have a great site. I wonder if anyone can help me find plans for a
radio controlled, live steam Mississippi steam boat?,ideally the
Memphis Belle.
Thanks in hopeful anticipation.
Bill
 
Gordon E. Almy Jr   10/Nov/2000:14:56:13
Iam looking for anything about the Old Bay Line that run from
Balttimore to Norfolk i rode on it in 1953.I had just finish Bootcamp
from Bainbridge MD.the Navy put 20 of us on her and took us to
Norfolk.Any information would help thany you.
 
giridhridasi   01/Nov/2000:10:11:50
 
Bryan Brabston   27/Oct/2000:10:26:37
I am interested in information on the Paddlewheeler Sprauge (The Big
Mama). It was originally owned by EXXON (ESSO). It was later doanted to
the city of Vicksburg, MS.
 
J.P. Petersen   27/Oct/2000:07:57:05
Hey I live in Prior Lake, Minnesota, and am 19 yrs young. I was
wondering if anyone would have information on steamboats and there
operators in the mid 1800's. One of My great, great, great, great, great
grandfather's one a few and was famous. Stories are told that Mark Twain
rode on a few of his boats while writing his books. He was very, very
rich in the St. Louis area in Missouri where he lived. He moved to
America in his late teens with just enough money to get over here.
Anyways if anyone can find any information I would be very appriciated.
3338 Todd Rd. Prior Lake ,Mn 55372
 
tom lyon   24/Oct/2000:17:49:57
I am looking for ANY information from ANYBODY who might be able to
direct me to a place to buy steamboat/riverboat calliope music! Have
looked and looked on net and unable to find etither tapes or cd's of
same.Can anyone help me? Thanks for your help!
 
Nina Morgan   22/Oct/2000:12:45:33
I heard this website had a lot useful information. It really helped me
with my project. I recieved an A+ . I would reccomend this website to
other people.
 
J.C. Bond   20/Oct/2000:14:52:27

We own several old prints of steamboats and I need some help identifying. Here are their names: U.S. Steamship Corinthian, the U.S. N.W. Thomas, and the Lizzie Davis. They say they are from the National Archives and the G.S.A The U.S. Congress is also one we own, but I am not sure it's a steamship. There is a little more info on each print, so, if anyone is interested or can help me, I would love to hear from you. Not looking for an appraisal, but if you think you know the value, please comment. Thanks! Jamie Bond 007
 
Darrell McCoy   19/Oct/2000:07:32:09
Hello, my name is Darrell McCoy and I'm a deckhand on the "Mark Twain"
in Hannibal Mo. I'm only 17 and I love steamboatin' if anyone has
anything intersting to tell me or show me just drop me a line. This
site is excellent, and I look forward to reasearching this site further.
Thanks, Darrell
 
Jake cinnamon   19/Oct/2000:04:13:20
 
Carrie 18/Oct/2000:12:17:52
Hello, I just wanted to post the web address for the Riverboat Twilight.
 
Eric Moore   16/Oct/2000:14:26:28
I am doing some research the cuisine of the riverboats. We are
interested in opening a resturant with historically correct meals
from steamers that travelled in the Portland area. If you have any
info on or know what direction I could go to find old diaries, menus
etc. please let me know.
thanks
Eric
 
Russell G. Ryle Ohio River Memories 16/Oct/2000:09:09:57
GOLDEN CREST COLECTORS SERIES CDCR2003 - HERE COMES THE SHOWBOAT
RELEASED OCTOBER 16, 2000 DISTRIBUTED BY theryles.com

This classic LP recorded in 1961 on the Str. Avalon with Clarke "Doc"
Hawley at the keyboard of the steam piano has been reissued as a CD.
Please visit our web site at www.theryles.com/steamboat/ for additional
details. $15.99 plus $1.50 for shippment by first class mail. Trade
terms available to dealers and vendors.

Set consisting of the CD and our book, "Ohio River Images" will be
available for Christmas giving.
 
Steve Keppert   13/Oct/2000:21:40:41
MY UNCLE WORKED AND LIVED ON THE MISSISSIPPI FOR YEARS. I WOULD LIKE TO
BUILD A MODEL STERNWHEELER THAT IS STEAM POWERED AND REMOTE CONTROLLED.
 
Victor Zaccerdo 10/Oct/2000:10:53:16
Thanks for the great job on the web site. It helped alot on My L.A.
project. Keep up the good work!!!
 
Victor 10/Oct/2000:10:51:09
 
brittnay richard   10/Oct/2000:07:22:49
this was a very good website it helped me with my social project.

thanks alot
iam going to tell my friends about this site
your's truly brittnay richard
 
Lauren M. Brennan   09/Oct/2000:02:36:22
This is urgent!! What was the approx. cost of shipping freight before
the invention of steamboats. I need this answered for my daughter's
school project. Thank you.
 
Nori Steamboats 08/Oct/2000:19:44:04
Hi Gordon,
i looked up the Mary Foley in my trust Way Packet Directory (available in
our steam bookstore) and here's what it says:
Louisville, KY, 1848, 248 tons. 176 x 20 x 5.5. Ran New Orleans to Bayou
Sara, Capt. Celestin Dalfares who owned her entire. Sold, Nov 1850 to
Capt. Antoine Delfares of Assumption Parish, Louisiana. She was sold 1854
to Trudeau, Hutcheson -&- Co. Baton Rouge. They docked her for repairs,
then put her in the New Orleans-Bayou Lafourche trade. In November 1854
sold to Capt. Celestine Moreau, Jr., Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, and
others. Sold 1855 to Benjamin F. Coxe, East Baton Rouge. Off the lists
1857.
If you want more than that, you'll have to wait for one of our real
experts to answer.
-nori
(webmaster)
 
Jay Morris   08/Oct/2000:08:06:58
Excellent job on the webpage. I am planning my first trip on the M.Q.
this coming February.

Thanks for all the great information.

Take care,

Jay
 
Jeff Miller   08/Oct/2000:06:05:20
I guess I should tell you her name is Mary Miller and that her name is
on a historical plate in Portland, Ky. I live in Michigan.
 
Jeff Miller   08/Oct/2000:06:00:51
I understand that my great grandmother was the first female steamboat
captain on the Ohio river. Can someone tell me the name of the
steamboat she captioned. I wish to put the name on my new boat.
 
Gordon Stewart bonnietyler.net 07/Oct/2000:11:04:32
Hi,
Does anyone know where I would begin looking for pictures/info on the
steamboat "Mary Foley"? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
and Best Wishes from Ireland,
Gordon
 
d.schickling   06/Oct/2000:15:49:24
my gr.grandfather capt.george w. sisney was assigned the command of the
"HORIZON " (porters fleet civil war 1863)-&- ran the batteries at
vicksburg mississippi along with 6 other boats.could any one tell me
where i might find a photograph of the " HORIZON" ?
i was surfing and found this site. GREAT !
 
Lori   06/Oct/2000:12:59:49
Looking for info on the Anson Northup (1859) and her captain, Edwin
Bell. Carried buffalo skins up the Red River to Winnepeg then sunk
outside Ft. Garry. Looking hard for old journals, manuscripts, first-
hand accounts of the crew, captain and steamboat. Any suggestions on
where to start looking are appreciated a bunch!
Thanks- Lori
 
M. Dean Reed   05/Oct/2000:19:03:23
Does anyone know where I can purchase a horn that sounds like a
Steamboat Whistle?
 
US Ranch   05/Oct/2000:07:23:21
I need more info on piloting. Especially on comunication within the
boat. What was the bell code? What did the number of rings and the speed
withwhich they were applied indicate? Thank You.
 
Mark Tomlinson   04/Oct/2000:07:30:59
I,m looking for steamboat scematics/blueprints.If anyone can help me let
me know.
 
Loretta   03/Oct/2000:18:33:56
Does anyone know where I can find a necktie with a picture of a
steamboat on it?
 
Janet Macke   02/Oct/2000:18:12:35
Can someone please tell me how to find a list of stops made by
steamboats between Memphis and New Orleans around 1882? Thanks.
 
Rob Hartman   28/Sep/2000:14:24:20
Can anyone tell me if there was a steamer called the "Sitty" somethere
in Connecticutt, presumably very early in the 19th Century?
 
R. Brockwell   27/Sep/2000:10:17:22
Just another steamboat "nut".
 
Ken McMullin   25/Sep/2000:18:11:30
My question is: Why are steamboat paddlewheels painted red.
 
Rene Comeaux III   24/Sep/2000:18:53:11
I would like to see the Robert E Lee Steamboat back in the race from
New Orleans to St Louis. Being from New Orleans I also would like have
gambling from point A to point B.
 
William J. Adragna,   22/Sep/2000:09:47:34
 
nori Steamboats 22/Sep/2000:08:17:43
I'm going to leave the following comments on the guestbook as a permanent
record to prove that young people visit our website. Someday this kid
will love steamboats!
 
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Bruce Benton 19/Sep/2000:21:38:38
Hunter Cameron has the 32x8 ft sternwheeler for sale, and sells
very good plans for building it. He puts out a very nice brochure and
includes several nice color shots of the boat. His address:

9316 - 152 St.
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada, TSR 1M9
 
Bruce Benton 19/Sep/2000:18:35:30
I have a steamboat (single screw vessel) wreck in my "front yard"
in Coos Bay, Oregon. It is the Gussy Telfair, riveted iron plates,
built in England in 1863 to run the Union blockade during the Civil
War. It was captured by a Union steamer, seized and sold at auction.
It was taken around to San Francisco, ran to Hawaii for years. As it
got older it was used on the Alaskan runs. It finally finished up
running coal from the Coos Bay coal mines (low sulfer) in Oregon to San
Francisco in the late 1870s. It was wrecked on a Coos Bay (rock) reef
in Nov. of 1880. Three parts of the vessel are still visible at
extreme low tides. I have dove on what's left of the wreck and have a
portlight and and upper and lower deadeye (it had a mast but no sails).
If anyone is interested I could put a longer (E-Mailed) bit in
here about it.
 
Bruce Benton 19/Sep/2000:18:10:31
1) Tried to buy a Canadian 32 ft paddleboat, but it used steel
fasteners and I need to use it on saltwater. However, the gentleman
owner, Hunter Cameron sells plans for his 32x8 ft sternwheeler. Phone:
(780) 486-0060 His boat's still for sail. VERY well built and run
without rust for ten-plus years in fresh water. he has pictures and a
brochure for his plans. Will post his address as soon as I find it
later this week. . . .
2) I am planning on building a slightly enlarged version from his
plans, 10x40 ft. (hull 34 ft.). What horsepower do I need to power
this at hull speed? Which drive is preferrable - hydraulic (gets the
engine weight forward to offset the paddle wt.) or LONG drive shaft
with jack shaft and stainless steel chains (with covers to avoid a
sheen on the water)? (Some wag even mentioned diesel-electric, but I
won't put electric motors out in the saltwater atmosphere!

Bruce Benton Coos Bay OR

 
Richard Pollard   18/Sep/2000:18:34:24
This site is packed with intersting information , Well done .!
 
Eileen Kazura   18/Sep/2000:13:04:35
I have heard that the first steamboats were introduced in the early
1800's (this is in America I think). And I have a question about this.
I am doing a report where we have to pretend we are going from
Fredricksburg, WV to Cincinattii, OH. We are going on the Ohio River.
If we could pretend to take a steamboat instead of a paddle boat, that
would take less time. It would also be more fun for us. If steamboats
were used in the 1800's to the 1850's please tell me. It is also
important to know how fast these boats would have gone. Thankyou very
much. Any help is most appreciated.
 
Eileen Kazura   18/Sep/2000:13:00:19
 
Nori S t e a m b o a t s 17/Sep/2000:09:24:07
Dear MSC,
thank you for your inquiry about steamboat history. Since you have
steamboats in your family line, you might consider joining the steamboat
societies. They are listed in the Steamboat Classroom:
http://steamboats.com/research/classroom.html#readinglist
They can help you do the research you need to do to locate more
information.
There is still much to be done to document steamboat history.
Maybe you can help.
Sincerely,
Nori
(webmaster)
 
michael conners   15/Sep/2000:06:54:56
Researching family history--have an uncle who was "invested" in the
steamboAT "America" with Capt. Cooley. This was just after the turn of
the century. Any clues on how to find information or pictures of the
boat please respond.

Thank you
MSC

The boat was probably out of New Orleans
 
Mary   11/Sep/2000:07:30:51
Bells cast by David Caughlan adorned many steamboats. His foundry in
St. Louis operated between the 1840s to about 1870. Brass steam boat
bells were marked either "David Caughlan, St. Louis, Mo." or "Caughlan
Bell and Brass Foundry" I am anxious to record these bells. Do you
have any information on Caughlan bells at the museum?
 
Nori S t e a m b o a t s 10/Sep/2000:20:40:01
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