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May
26

For Profit and Glory: Steamboat Racing on the Inland Rivers

By | River History

“Much the most enjoyable of all races is a steamboat race… Two red-hot steamboats raging along, neck-and-neck, straining every nerve –… Read more For Profit and Glory: Steamboat Racing on the Inland Rivers

Apr
13
Mar
27

Steamboat History: HOMER SMITH

By | Overnight/Excursion BoatsPacket BoatsSteamboat History

In 1914, a beautiful sternwheel packet boat was launched at the Howard Shipyard in Jeffersonville, Indiana: the HOMER SMITH. Built… Read more Steamboat History: HOMER SMITH

Mar
25

Steamboat History: Ferryboats

By | FerryboatsSteamboat History

Many works of river history are focused on big packet steamers like the CITY OF LOUISVILLE or workhorse towboats like… Read more Steamboat History: Ferryboats

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