Newly Acquired Items
11 x 29 inch felt pennant S.S. DELTA QUEEN circa 1950's
DQ starboard at a landing
Scanned from an undated 8 x 10 print of the DQ at an unknown landing
DELTA QUEEN at MARIETTA, OHIO
DELTA QUEEN ON THE OHIO RIVER
11 X 13 INCH BLACK & WHITE PRINT ON POSTER BOARD.
TAKEN IN THE LATE 1950'S OR EARLY 1960'S.
THE DELTA QUEEN WAS MOORED AT MARIETTA, OHIO FOR A SHORT VISIT. THE BRIDGE IN THE BACKGROUND IS THE OLD MARIETTA, OHIO TO WILLIAMSTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA BRIDGE.
Fireproofing the Delta Queen Steamboat 1971 - photo by Bill Muster.
Interesting head on photo of the SPEED from the La Crosse collection.
Way's Packet Directory Number 5162
Built in 1886 at Stillwater, Minnesota as the VERNE SWAIN, became the SPEED in 1900.
Ran on the Barren, the Green and the Ohio rivers.
Originally ran Peoria-La Salle. The Lyon Brothers of Greenville, Mississippi ran short trades with her. Captain Bewley bought her in 1911 and took her to the Green River. She sank once, almost up to the roof, at Spottsville, Kentucky.
In 1919 Captain Tanner swapped the HAZEL RICE for her. He ran her in the Gallipolis-Huntington trade about three weeks and quit. She was the final boat in that run. The Louisiana-Arkansas Barge Service of Monroe, Louisiana dismantled her around 1932.
Promotional photo of the NATCHEZ at New Orleans
The attached scan of a promotional poster for the NATCHEZ (printed at 6 x 8 inches on fabric)
NATCHEZ on the Mississippi at New Orleans by John Darré
Beautiful color photo of the NATCHEZ on the Mississippi at New Orleans by John Darré. 12 x 24 inch canvas print mounted on substantial wooden stretcher bars, great for display. A worthwhile acquisition.
John Darré Fine Art
New Orleans, Louisiana
On Etsy since 2013
Sacto River "STANLEY STEAMER" sternwheeler belongs to John Lucas
32nd Sacramento River Delta
Photo by John Woodson
Sternwheel River Steamer S.L. LAUREN from Sacramento - John Lucas with crew members Jenny & Pancho
Quarter Boat, small barge filled with fire wood (?) in a narrow card in the vicinity of St. Louis, MO
The attached unusual real photo post card is of two working men standing in a small barge which is full of what could have been firewood to feed the furnace under the boilers on a steamboat. Behind the men on the mini-barge can be seen the main deck of what must have been a two story "Quarter Boat" where crew members had their meals and slept on beds or bunks. The body of water the barge and Quarter Boat are floating in is narrow so it was probably a canal and on the back of the card is written St. Louis, MO. Historians of the city might offer some theories as to where this canal was located.
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