Visual display of the Robert Harris (Packet, 1872-1906)

Robert Harris (Packet, 1872-1906)

  • 1899
  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Recess wheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Packet
  • BUILT: 1872 at Burlington, Iowa
  • OWNERS: Schneider and Heck (1880-1901); Captain Sibley (1901-05); Stillwater, Minnesota parties (1905)
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Hicks (master, 1888); E. Seavey (master, 1878)
  • RIVERS: Mississippi River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 4788; Schneider and Heck bought her to replace the Express in the Winona, Minnesota-Fountain City, Wisconsin passenger and freight service. She ran Winona-Fountain City until 1906. According to the La Crosse (Wisconsin) Tribune dated January 1, 1905, she was sold and then was to be dismantled
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: The Robert Harris is the boat in the middle (mistakenly identified on the picture caption as the "steamer Fountain City") docked at Winona, Minnesota on the Mississippi River. In the background is the Chicago and Northwestern railway bridge
  • Robert Harris (A)


  • 1899
Local identifier
  • Neg. 3557
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