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    • Idlewild (Steamboat)

    • Steamboats; Rose Island
    • Built in 1914 this boat went by the name Idlewild from that date to 1947. She then became the Avalon from 1947 to 1962 when she was dubbed "Belle of Louisville". She is a shallow draft boat which enables her to glide over water that would not be...
    • Shanty Boat

    • Shantyboats; Boats; Rivers; Steam; Houseboats
    • Here you can see one of the many shanty boats that dotted the shoreline of the Ohio River. In the distance you can see a barge pushing cargo up the river. Photograph taken circa 1920
    • 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...
    • Darby and Mae Davis

    • Davis, Sylvester "Darby"; Davis, Bertha Mae; People; Ohio River; Stern wheelers; Barges; Riverboats
    • Shown in this picture are Sylvester "Darby" Davis and his wife, Bertha Mae. Darby and Mae lived in a shanty boat and they were as much a part of Madison, Indiana river life as the wharf boats or the "Trimble" ferry. Darby worked at odd jobs and...
    • Delta Queen (steamboat)

    • Steamboats; Madison-Milton Bridge; Ohio River
    • The "Delta Queen" and her sister ship "Delta King" were fabricated in Scotland and disassembled for shipment to San Francisco. She was then sent to Stockton, California where she was reassembled and fitted for work in the Sacramento area. In 1941...
    • Hattie Brown (steamboat)

    • Steamboats;
    • The "Hattie Brown" was built in 1884 and made a regular run from Warsaw to Madison, Indiana and back daily. She was converted to an oil engine in 1915; two years later she was lost in the terrible freeze of 1917-1918 when the Ohio River froze for...
    • Loucinda (steamboats)

    • Steamboats; Marks and Benson;
    • The "Loucinda" was built in 1910 and was one of the casualties of the 1918 ice gorge that claimed several boats in Cincinnati. The inscription says, "Marks and Benson, American Boy excursion to Fern Grove, July 13, 1910.
    • Tom Greene (steamboat)

    • Steamboats; Greene Line;
    • The "Tom Greene" was built in 1923 and was owned by the Greene Line of Cincinnati. The "Tom Greene" was in the Cincinnati-Louisville trade until 1947. She was later made into a landing boat and offices. Gordon C. Greene named his boat after his...
    • Madison-Milton Bridge and the Margaret J.

    • Tugboats; Ferries; Bridge docks; Boats; Milton; Madison-Milton Bridge
    • The old "Margaret J" is seen from the Milton side of the river. She is pushing the hull of the former ferryboat, "Trimble". The towboat "Inland" is making its way down the river. In the distance, at the far left, can be seen a piling being built...
    • Gordon C. Greene (steamboat)

    • Steamboats; Greene Line
    • This boat was built in Jeffersonville, Indiana and was originally called "Cape Girardeau". She was acquired by the Greene Line in 1935 and became their family boat with Captain Thomas R. Greene in command. His mother was usually on board with his...
    • Columbia (steamboat)

    • Rivers; Waterfronts; Horses; Mules; Steamboats; Passengers
    • This river scene depicts great activity along the levee in any typical river town. The "Columbia" is either loading or unloading her passengers. The horse-drawn carts near the gangplank were probably used to convey passengers to and from the boat....
    • "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...

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