Visual display of the Legal Tender (Packet, 1867-1876)

Legal Tender (Packet, 1867-1876)

  • BOAT TYPE: Packet
  • BUILT: 1867 at New Albany, Indiana
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Lost at Rowsey's Point on April 16, 1876
  • OWNERS: Captain E.W.B. Nowland
  • RIVERS: Mississippi River; Arkansas River; White River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 3404; Captain Nowland ran her from Memphis to the Arkansas and White Rivers. In April, 1871 she proceeded up the White River during high water. 10 miles in at Mittox Bay, she picked up 95 bales of cotton and 180 sacks of seed. This was the first time in 10 years a boat had been there because of low water. On November 8, 1871, she sank below Memphis. Her final demise was on April 16, 1876. She was snagged on the Arkansas about 40 miles below Pine Bluff at Rowsey's Point. An interesting note: Captain Nowland purchased the Ella to take the place of Legal Tender. On her first trip with the same crew, the Ella sank several hundred feet from where the Legal Tender was lost
  • Legal Tender (A)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 4564
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