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For Profit and Glory: Steamboat Racing on the Inland Rivers

May 26, 2021

“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

Voices of the Steamboat Era: A Short History of the Steam Whistle on the Inland Rivers

Apr 13, 2021

“Steamboat whistles made a beautiful noise. Each vessel had her own more or less distinctive notes, and each hand upon… Read more Voices of the Steamboat Era: A Short History of the Steam Whistle on the Inland Rivers

Steamboat History: HOMER SMITH

Mar 27, 2021

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

Steamboat History: Ferryboats

Mar 25, 2021

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

Loretta Howard: The “Steel Magnolia” of Jeffersonville, Indiana

Mar 25, 2021

(Originally posted to Facebook on March 18th, 2021) >In honor of Women’s History Month, we would like to tell you… Read more Loretta Howard: The “Steel Magnolia” of Jeffersonville, Indiana

Steamboat History: CITY OF LOUISVILLE

Mar 23, 2021

Few vessels from the glory days of the Steamboat Era are more iconic than the steam packet boat. Built to… Read more Steamboat History: CITY OF LOUISVILLE

Black History Month 2021

Mar 23, 2021

(Originally posted to Facebook on February 23rd, 2021) To help celebrate Black History Month, we would like to take a… Read more Black History Month 2021

Steamboat History: CHICOT

Mar 23, 2021

Anybody who has visited the Howard Steamboat Museum over the past few years has probably noticed our beautiful model of… Read more Steamboat History: CHICOT

Steamboat History: CAPE GIRARDEAU/GORDON C. GREENE

Mar 23, 2021

The steam packet boat is one of the most enduring and iconic images from the glory days of the Steamboat… Read more Steamboat History: CAPE GIRARDEAU/GORDON C. GREENE