Steamboats of the 50 States
Research Family Ancestry Questions
Buy, Sell, or Build a Real Boat
Model Boat Links
Steamboat Societies, Groups
Libraries & Maritime Museums
Steamboat Art, DVDs, and Music
Architecture and History of the South
Paddle Steamers of Australia
Good Steamboat Resources
Specific Steamboat Subjects
Buy, Sell, or Build a Real Boat
For model boats, click here - if you find any model boat links on this page, please alert the webmaster.
Boats for Sale Boats for Sale, Yachts for Sale, Sailboats for Sale - Boat Paradise.
BoatTrader.com boats for sale by region
boating.com everything for boats and fishing in one stop - new, used, parts, trailers, accessories.
eboatdealer.com The Place to Buy and Sell Boats!
eBay.com Keep an eye on eBay. Many people have put paddlewheel boats up for sale there over the last decade.
American Sternwheel Association a group of people who build paddlewheel boats, check their page, "For Boat Builders Only," for good advice.
Learn to build a steam engine here: Making It New: Invention, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
ezDock.com Everything for your marina, commercial or residential.
Boating Supplies Pleasure Boat Marine, the place to feed your habit for boating supplies. We have something for every type of boating enthusiast
sail-the-net.com This site offers databases to access, post, and share information: Marine Directory with 13,000+ listings; Crew Swap for skippers, owners and crew; Boat Jumble - sell and buy used gear; Cruising Guide - find information on harbors, marinas, anchorages & moorings or contribute with some info of your own; Gear Guide - reports on equipment, good and bad, let us have your comments on your favorite bit of gear or why it is now resting on the ocean floor; Links section - over 4,100 links to non-commercial marine sites
Sternwheel Riverboat Harbor "The best site on the web for help in designing and building a paddlewheel riverboat."
Owens Yacht This company in Duluth, Minnesota builds boats and sells used boats
Putt Putt Boats steam powered novelty boats.
Elliott Bay Steam Launch Co. This company supplies components for builders who want a steamboat, but who cannot afford a river packet sized vessel. They make traditional 23-foot fantail hulls (in fiberglass), ASME code boilers, steam propellers (low disc area, right hand in sizes from 10 inches to 30 inches in diameter), engine casting kits (Elliott Bay Triple, York Compound, Model Compound, and the Anderson Single), feedwater hand pumps, engine-driven feed-air pumps, reflex gauges, and replica marine deck hardware. "All products painstakingly produced to equal of exceed the quality of marine goods from the Great Age of Steam."
Boat House (also at SteamLaunch.com) publishes books for boat builders, sternwheeler and propeller-driven. Check their titles here - at this site - click here.
National Marine Manufacturers Association
Boating Industry International
Independent Boat Builders, Inc., the Nation's Largest Marine Purchasing Cooperative
American Boat & Yacht Council, Inc., setting standards for safer boating
American Boatbuilders Association
Boat for sale in Canada
Forum for buying & selling steamboats & s.b. paraphernalia
Sternwheeler and Paddleboat Forum Communicate with people who are building sternwheelers.
Elizabeth Marine Ways Learn about steamboat building and repair in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania.
Company that offers large diesel-electric drivetrains for some of the bigger, modern riverboats: SCR Engineering
SteamLaunch Elliott Bay Steam Launch Co., suppliers of replica hulls, engines and all the gear you need to build your own steam launch. In business since 1979. Associate Members, Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers.
Building a Paddlewheeler. Sternwheeler owners regularly receive requests for information about sternwheel (and sidewheel) boat construction. Individuals thinking about building a boat ask us "I've searched all over, and I can't find much in books and magazines, can you help?"
Paddle Boats (like you rent at the park)
Antique Boats: buy or sell here.
Build a boat: Beckmann Boatshop, Ltd.; Hobby Steam Boilers, Ltd. Antiuqe reproductions of steam, electric, diesel, gas, code steam boilers, custom boatbuilding. Antique and classic launches and tugboats; hull and engine kits.
International Steamboat Society - Steamboating Magazine at Steamboating.org International Steamboat Society - Steamboating Magazine - provides contemporary information on how to acquire, build, operate, maintain, and enjoy a steam-powered vessel.
Marine Engine Info. This site has info. on marine steam engines, including an Engine Identification Section to allow users to post a photo and description of an unknown engine.
AmericanSternwheel.org ASA is an educational and social organization dedicated to the proliferation of paddlewheel vessels.
Steam Ship Historical Society of America (SSHS) dedicated to preserving artifacts and memories from the steamship days of the past.
S&D Sons and Daughters of Pioneer Riverman - "S&D is an organization of like-minded people with a common interest in boats of the past and the people who operated them, with a special emphasis towards paddlewheel and steam powered vessels of America's inland rivers. In addition to historic vessels, S&D is also interested in present-day vessels which accurately represent the historical aspects of the steamboat era, such as the Belle of Louisville, Delta Queen, Natchez IV, Julia Belle Swain and others."
The North American Steam Boat Association organized by Charles Roth, this group is comprised primarily of steamboat lovers from North American; publishes a bi-monthly newsletter; good links and other resources. This site offers links to more Organizations, clubs
The Historic Sternwheeler Preservation Society (HSPS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the heritage and history of authentic sternwheel vessels.
WaterwaysJournal Publishers of news from the inland marine industry since 1887.
Australian Steam Boat Association
Northwest Steam Society
The Steamboaters Webring offers a list of international steamboat societies.
Steam Boat Association of Great Britain
Steamboating.org International Steamboat Society
The Historic Sternwheeler Preservation Society (hspsi.org)
Link to more Steamboat Societies
Steamboat Society of Australia
Northwest Steam Society
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Newest link to this collection: Yahoo! Groups Steamboat Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/steamboats/ Decription: "An eGroup page that shows an interest in steam boats, their machinery and operation, for both old and new vessels of any size. This group is dedicated to helping the development of a greater interest in steamboats and the steam boat movement.
Jerry Canavit's essential Steamboat Reading List - click here (at this site).
This organization works to bring American rivers back to health - a good cause AmericanRivers.org.
More research information: FAQ Page (at this site).
Search Maritime Museums: click here (at this site).
Steamboat Art, DVDs, and Music
Marine Artist Jim Clary invites you to view progress images of his recently completed painting of the American Queen. Go here: www.jclary.com See early phases of the work at this website—www.jclary.comclick here. The artist is preparing a limited edition of 250 signed & numbered 22 x 17" prints, for $150 each. To order, go to the website or call Cap'n Jim's Gallery at 810-329-7447
Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor or New Orleans, a new book by Ben Sandmel (order now from Amazon.com - click here)
Harlan Hubbard renowned artist - see his steamboat paintings at harlanhubbard.com. Another resource for his artwork is the University of Kentucky.
Warner Bros. is now selling a DVD of the 1944 Frederic March "biopic" The Adventures of Mark Twain: see Warner Bros. Official Online Store put The Adventures of Mark Twain in the search window, top right.
Adventures of Mark Twain, The (EST-MOD) $19.95
Adventures of Huck Finn, The (1939)(MOD)
Shipping & Handling: $5.95
by Mark Rook
Murals of Kris Killman
Large murals of river scenes by Southern Illinois artist Kris Killman.
MarionSue.com This is the official website for Marion Sue Bradford (Thompson), internationally known steamboat artist and watercolorist.
River History Audio CDs River Historian Bill Wiemuth's excellent River History Series audio CD recordings.
Marine Art Museum Paintings, marine art and artifacts, photos; located in Winona, Minnesota
MightyMuddy.com river stories by author Tom Hale
Sentimental.cc Producers and distributors of "The Unsinkable Delta Queen" (now available on DVD), as well as other DVDs, CDs, and publications on river and heartland traditions.
Steamboat Collages Marcia Loudon's digital scrapbook kits allow you to use elements of the steamboat era to build pages for heritage family scrapbooks.
Steamboat Scarf - See a beautiful scarf based on a graphic the designer found at this site.
A new picture book for kids: click here (at this site).
John Matassa This Wilmington, Deleware artist does oil paintings of famous Deleware steamships (at this site).
Riverlorian Chats by Jerry Hay Go to the website (click here) or write to Jerry to invite him to give a live presentation on river history for your school or group: Email
Warren Stichtenoth was the artist for many Delta Queen paintings, drawings, and company logos (see examples of his work at this site).
Michael Blaser, Waterway Fine Arts Artist paints scenes of the Western Rivers. He reports: "We are currently reproducing a new painting featuring the steamer Natchez and the City of New Orleans. The painting was commissioned by the New Orleans Steamboat Company. The print reproductions will be countersigned by Captain "Doc" Hawley, former Captain of the Natchez. This print will be added to our web site as soon as possible. I have done projects with the Cincinnati Historical Society, the Murphy Library Special Collections in La Crosse and many others all based on steamboats, the Western Rivers and the Great Lakes."
Steamboat Jewelry, clocks, etc. (at this site)
Paul Strabley Performing in "My Way," a tribute to Frank Sinatra, aboard the Showboat Majestic.
The artwork of Missouri artist Gary Lucy is called "a visual documentary of American history." See steamboat art. Site includes good ragtime and Dixieland audio clips.
Commission a Steamboat Painting for your own living room write to Nori Muster (at this site).
Collectible miniatures made in historic Charleston, SC "We have done some riverboats and they are very popular . . ."
Russ Ryles' Steamboat site, including newly-released CD of sounds from the river: bells, whistles, engines, calliope!
Read a history of jazz on the river: Hogan Jazz Archive, Tulane University
Great Ships: The Riverboat Description of video: See rare footage from the era when steamboats were king, and learn the stories of the greatest riverboats ever built. Price $19.95
Signicraft site features pens made from the pews of The Ryman Auditorium built by Riverboat Captain Thomas Green Ryman in 1891 as The Union Gospel Tabernacle for Revivalist Sam Jones to hold his revivals. Upon the death of Tom Ryman his funeral was held in the Tabernacle and Same Jones suggested it be named for its benifactor Tom Ryman, Thus The Ryman Auditorium.
Jim's Page Bluegrass, Folk, Banjos, & Riverboats.
New revelations about Mark Twain by Laura Skandera Trombley in a new book. Read excerpts from the paperback at Amazon.com: Mark Twain's Other Woman: The Hidden Story of His Final Years.
MississippiRiverAdventures.com "If its on the River its on our Site"
PBS Documentary on Twain Good links and information at PBS. (Click here to buy the documentary on home video.)
Read Dave Thomson's review of the Ken Burns documentary: click here
Read Dave Thomson's review of the Ken Burns companion book: click here
Mark Twain's Riverman Career, by Barbara Schmidt & Dave Thomson. Learn about Samuel L. Clemens' Mississippi steamboat career; find histories of all the boats we know that Clemens worked on as a pilot, as well as the ones he traveled on during his return visits to the river. Quotations and commentaries by Clemens and others; biographies of other river men such as Horace Bixby, who were associates of Sam Clemens. Lots of graphics: photos and engravings of boats and portraits of Clemens and other rivermen.
answerconnect.com Publisher of Mark Twain guides, good bulletin board communities, other info. about Mark Twain.
Mark Twain Bookstore Buy a book by this great American author (at this site).
A time line of events in the life of Samuel Langhorne Clemens - Mark Twain - 1835 to 1910 Also some info. on steamboats that died on the Mississippi and its tributaries during those years.
SmallShipCruises.com book cruises on small ships around the world.
CruiseMates.com Cruise reviews, ship reviews, cruise ships, cruise bargains, cruise lines, cruise news.
PhyllisDale.com Use Great Escapes travel to book steamboat cruises.
Blount Small Ship Adventures these are not steamboat paddlewheelers, but the cruises look like fun.
IgluCruise.com Book cruises; company based in England
Luxury Cruise Lines Now it is easy to find the most popular luxury cruise lines - by visiting the site whitestarcruises.com!
Cruise-Phuket.com Discover the hidden treasurs of the Indian Ocean.
EntirelyCruises.com Articles, directories
MyFunCruises.com articles, links, discount cruises
Barrhead Travel - Cheap Holidays, Cheap cruise, Cheap flights. Link - http://www.barrheadtravel.co.uk We are the UK's Largest cruises sellers offering Cheap cruises.
Discount Cruise Holidays to USA & Canada Award winning travel agent offering cruise vacation packages to North America and other popular destinations from leading cruise lines including Holland America Line, Carnival Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Royal Caribbean.
Cruise Direct - Cheap Cruise, City Cruise, Cruise and Stay. Link - http://www.cruisedirect.co.uk Description - Cruise Direct - First for Cheap cruises around the world.
Steamboat Cruising A travel agency dedicated to cruising, with a special emphasis on steamboating!
Cyber Cruises The on-line cruise magazine with extensive informations, updated every tuesday, news, articles, list of ships retired and under construction, discounted cruises, travel agencies, cruise links, e-zine, web cards, cruise lines, travel agencies.
Architecture and History of The South
Center for the Study of Southern Culture The University of Mississippi
History of the Civil War Including timeline
Missouri Civil War Museum
A reminder to our visitors: the Civil War ended in 1865 in a spirit of brotherhood and reunion.
The Pelican Guide to Old Homes of Mississippi: Vol. 1 Natchez and the South by Helen Kerr Kempe
The Pelican Guide to Old Homes of Mississippi: Vol. 2 Columbus and the North by Helen Kerr Kempe
Classic Natchez: An Illustrated Tour Through a Remarkable Antebellum Town by Randolph Delehanty, Van Jones Martin (Photographer)
The Grace and Grandeur of Natchez Homes by Joseph A. Arrigo, Rudi Holnsteiner (Photographer), Dick Dietrich (Photographer)
Plantations on Mississippi River: From Natchez to New Orleans by Persac, A. Persac
Antebellum Architecture of Kentucky by Clay Lancaster
The Great Houses of Natchez by David King Gleason (Photographer), Mary Warren Miller, Ronald W. Miller, David King Miller (Photographer), William C. Allen (Designer)
Historic Natchez Homes Coloring Book Historic Natchez Homes Coloring Book, by Joseph A. Arrigo (Illustrator)