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    • "City of Jeffersonville"

    • "City of Jeffersonville"; Steamboats; Riverboats; Rivers; Ohio River; Ferryboat
    • The "City of Jeffersonville" was built at the Howard Steamboat Works in 1891 and was no longer working by 1914. In this picture she is docked on the Madison Levee.
    • "Falls City" Outing

    • Rivers; People; Steamboats;
    • A group of people are shown on the "Falls City" on the Kentucky River. The "Falls City" was built in 1890 at New Albany and worked the Louisville to Frankfort route until she had to be replaced with another boat bearing the same name in 1898. ...
    • "Madison" and "Alma"

    • Steamboats; Carts & wagons;
    • This may be the "Alma" built in 1907 at Wheeling, Virginia, but we have no further information. The "Madison" is probably the boat built by Howard in 1892. Judging by the horse-drawn wagons and coach, the date would probably be early 1900s. ...
    • "Miami"

    • Tugboats; Steamboats
    • This is the towboat "Miami". Built in 1912 in Cincinnati, she was mostly a contract towboat. She ended her career on the Kanawha River and was dismantled in 1946. Photograph taken 1928
    • "Ohio" Ferryboat

    • Ferries; Lamb (Ind.); Carrollton (Ky.); Steamboats;
    • The "Ohio" was a steam-powered ferry that began operating from Lamb, Indiana, in 1924. Judge C. W. Wilhoite of Carrollton, Kentucky, had just bought the ferry trade from the Ash family and the judge bought the "Ohio" to expand the ferry...
    • "Princess" and "Island Queen"

    • Ice gorge; Ohio River; Winter; Steamboats;
    • The "Princess" and "Island Queen" are shown in the grip of ice during the winter of 1917-1918. The "Island Queen" surivived only to face the inferno at the Cincinnati docks on November 4, 1922. The "Princess" was lost when the ice gorge broke. ...
    • "Princess" in the Ice

    • Steamboats; Ohio River; Ice; Winter; Steamboat accidents
    • This scene is the Ohio River during the terrible winter of 1917-1918. You can see the "Princess" locked in the ice. That winter was exceptionally cold and the river and its tributaries froze "stem to stern". It caused much destruction along the...
    • "St Paul" Excursion Boat

    • Steamboats; Madison (Ind.); Piers and warves
    • She was built in 1883 and became an excursion boat in 1917. Here the "Saint Paul" is docked at Madison, Indiana. The rowboat in the foreground gives some idea of the size of this excursion boat. She was later named "Senator". Photograph taken...
    • "Trimble"--Madison and Milton Landing

    • Ferries; Piers & wharves; Madison (Ind.); Ohio River; Steamboats
    • The inscription on the old picture reads, "Madison & Milton Ferry Landing--1908." The landing at Madison and the ferryboat, "Trimble" looked much like this during the winter of 1917 and 1918 when some of the worst weather of the century hit much...
    • "Washington" docked in Madison, Indiana

    • Steamboats; Trow Flour Mill; Piers & wharves; Madison (Ind.)
    • The "Washington" is shown docked at Madison, Indiana, just above the Trow Flour Mill. On its sign you can see part of the word 'Perfection'. Perfection flour was shipped all over the country, and to other countries, by boat and rail. The mill...
    • "Water Queen" and "Grace Devers"

    • Showboats; Tugboats;
    • The showboat, "Water Queen" was once host to, and co-star with, Gloria Swanson during the filming of 'Stage Struck'. The "Water Queen" looks like anything but a movie star while resting along side the levee at Madison, Indiana. She sank at her...
    • A Walk on the Incline

    • Inclined railroads; Railroads; People; Madison
    • The Madison incline seemed to be a favored spot for hiking. Folks knew the train schedule and usually took advantage of periods when there would be no rail traffic. There was no scheduled run on Sunday, so perhaps this is a social event on a...
    • Advertisement-Jefferson Foundry

    • Advertisements; Railroad locomotives; Steam engines; Foundries; Milling machines
    • Scan of page from Madison City Directory. The Jefferson Foundry was located on what is now the front lawn of the Lanier Mansion. In later years it was the McKim-Cochran Furniture Factory. It was torn down in the 1930s.
    • Advertisement-Marks and Benson

    • Advertisements; Excursion boats; Clothing stores; Ohio River; Steamboats
    • In the early 1900s Marks and Benson, a men's clothier, began an advertising campaign that they would continue for over 25 years. Some of the rules and offers changed over the years, but basically when any boy, accompanied by a parent, purchased a...
    • Advertisement-Railroad Notice

    • Advertisements; Railroads; Tariffs; Railroad companies
    • This is a notice published to advise the public of the privatization of the railroad and the rules and regulations that would prevail on it. This notice was, no doubt, published in newspapers and used as posters and handbills as was the practice of...
    • Advertisement-Tariff Rates Schedule

    • Railroads; Tariffs; Documents; Advertisements
    • Here is a "Through Tariff" schedule. Just reading through the list of articles is interesting. Some that caught our eye are bonnets and band boxes; scythes stones (in oil or dry); shoe pegs; and firecrackers. The steamships "Alvin Adams" and "David...

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