Visual display of the G. W. Hill (Packet/Excursion boat, 1909-1923)

G. W. Hill (Packet/Excursion boat, 1909-1923)

  • 1916
  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Packet/Excursion boat
  • BUILT: 1909 at Jeffersonville, Indiana by Howard Ship Yards
  • BECAME: Island Maid, 1923
  • OWNERS: Captain D.W. Wisherd and Sam Gregory
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Walter Wisherd (master, 1913); Captain J.E. Short (pilot, 1913); Captain Trim Wadlington (master, 1913); Captain George L. White (master, 1914); Edgar Wisherd (captain, 1916); John Pierson (pilot, 1916) Harry Wilcox (pilot, 1916)
  • RIVERS: Ohio River; Mississippi River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 2188; Named for Granderson Winfrey Hill of Alexandria, Missouri for the St. Louis-Calhoun County apple trade. Converted into an excursion boat in May 1912. After World War I she commenced tramping to the upper Ohio River, she also went to New Orleans, Pittsburgh, etc. until sold in 1923 after the steamboat fire at Cincinnati, Ohio (November 4, 1922). Home port or owner's residence circa 1909, St. Louis, Missouri. Original price $28,850
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: The G. W. Hill docked in Winona. An early 20th-century automobile is parked on shore near the boat
  • G. W. Hill (A)


  • 1916
Local identifier
  • Neg. 41980
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