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Ferry "Ohio" on the Ohio River at Lamb, Indiana
Switzerland County (Ind.); Ohio River; Ferries
George Ash and his descendants operated a ferry on the Ohio River near Lamb, Indiana for over a century. This ferry “Ohio”, built at Paducah, Kentucky in 1924, shuttled passengers across the river...
Drinking Water on the J.M. White
Steamboats; Steamboats--Passenger accommodation; Glass painting and staining; Spittoons
Note the drinking cups attached to the dispenser. Spittoons are on the floor. The stained glass on the ship was one of its most attractive features.
Madison and Cincinnati Tri-Weekly Packet
Steamboats; Transportation; Ohio River
The schedules left and right of the photograph list the towns where the ship stopped between Madison, Indiana, and Cincinnati. The ship is shown at Wheeling. It sank near Pomeroy, Ohio, in the fall of...
City of Louisville
Howard Ship Yards and Dock Company; Steamboats; Ohio River; Air pollution
The ship was built in Jeffersonville, Indiana, in 1894, by the Howard Ship Yard. It had 72 staterooms and could sleep 160 passengers. The ship was large and powerful. She made a record run of 9 hours and...
Towboat the "T.H. Davis"
Steamboats; Towboats; Transportation
The ship was built in 1898-1899 out of the ship the Bob Prichard.
"Wash Gray" Pushing a Barge on the Ohio River
Transportation; Steamboats; Barges; Commerce (Ship); Bridges
A bridge to Louisville is in the background.
"Jewel" and a Barge Tied to the Shore
Steamboats; Boats; Transportation
Boarding the "Gracie Kent"
Steamboats; Boats; Transportation; Clothing & dress; Summer
Steamboats were able to stop and pick-up passengers along the river.
Facsimiles of Early Steamboat Tickets
Steamboats; Passengers; Transportation
Packet "Lizzie Bay"
Steamboats; Transportation; Commerce (Ship); Horses; Carriages & coaches; Ohio River
The ship was built in Madison, Indiana in 1886. For many years the Lizzie Bay traveled back and forth from Madison, Indiana, to Cincinnati. This view shows it near Madison.
Ferry the "Ohio"
Ferries; Boats; Transportation
The ferry is on the Ohio River near Lamb, Indiana. It was built at Paducah, Kentucky in 1924, and operated between Carrollton, Kentucky and Lamb, Indiana. It burned in 1936.
Snag Boat the "U.S. Macomb"
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers; Rivers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operate snag boats to maintain safe navigation of rivers. The boats can remove debris like logs from the water.
"City of Louisville" at Howard's Shipyard
Steamboats; Shipyards; Howard Ship Yards and Dock Company; Ohio River
The boat was built at the Howard Shipyards in 1894. The ship was 301 feet x 42.7 feet x 7 feet.
"City of Louisville" near Madison, Indiana
Steamboats; Boats; Transportation; Air pollution
The ship was built in 1894, in Jeffersonville, Indiana by the Howard Company. It was 301 feet long and 42.7 feet wide x 7 feet deep. It was built for the Louisville-Cincinnati trade and had 72 staterooms....
"Longfellow" on the Green River
Steamboats; Barges; Commerce (Ship); Transportation
The ship was built in 1872, in Jeffersonville, Indiana, by the Howard Company and operated as a towboat and a packet. The Longfellow is shown here with several barges.
Steamboats; Shipyards; Transportation
The ship was a Coast Guard cutter built in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1919. The ship was based at Evansville, Indiana. It is shown being worked on at the Madison Marine ways.
Cabin of the "City of Cincinnati"
Steamboats; Steamboats--Passenger accommodation; Dining rooms; Ohio River
The City of Cincinnati was 300 feet long 38 feet wide and 6 feet deep.
"City of Cincinnati" at Madison, Indiana
Steamboats; Transportation; Boats; Ohio River
The ship was built in 1899 in Jeffersonville, Indiana, by the Howard Shipyard. It was lost in the ice at Cincinnati in January, 1918.
Cabin of the "Arkansas City"
Steamboats; Steamboats--Passenger accommodation; Spittoons; Boats; Howard Ship Yards and Dock Company
The Arkansas City was built in 1882 at Jeffersonville, Indiana, by the Howard Steamboat Company, and wrecked May 30, 1896, by a cyclone at St. Louis.
Cabin of the "J.M. White"
Steamboats; Steamboats--Passenger accommodation; Transportation; Boats; Pianos
The main cabin was 19 feet wide and 233 feet long. The staterooms ranged from 8 x 10 to 12 x 14.
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