message=Looking for a steamboat named the Ralph hicks, sailed the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Late 1800 early 1900′s. Thanks
Editor’s note: The Fred Way Directory lists the Ralph Hicks as a gasoline powered sternwheel pleasure boat, originally named Albermatla, built in 1902. The owner was Captain Jeff Hicks, of Pine Bluff, AK, who only owned the boat for about ten years, when he died following injuries in a car accident. After that, the boat changed hands, finally to be acquired by the Kansas City Bridge Company, and cut down to a single deck for towing. Her demise came in 1944, when she was beached on the St. Louis wharf, and was subsequently dismantled.
If anybody can supply photos or additional info. on the Ralph Hicks, we will post it here.
On Jul 12, 2011, at 5:56 PM, S. Benson wrote:
Thanks for the great info. My grandfather was a part owner of the boat and we have a wonderful stained glass window from the boat, we never new it’s history. Thanks again