Visual display of the City of Memphis (Packet, 1898-1910)

City of Memphis (Packet, 1898-1910)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Packet
  • BUILT: Jeffersonville, Indiana by Howard, 1898
  • BECAME: S.B. Duncan, 1910
  • OWNERS: St. Louis and Tennessee River Packet Company
  • OFFICERS & CREW: 1908: Captain T.B. Simms (master)
  • RIVERS: Tennessee River; Mississippi River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 1102; Original price of the City of Memphis was $12,000. She was placed in the St. Louis-Memphis trade in opposition to the Lee Line which had the Georgia Lee in the same run. A compromise was reached and she was taken to the Tennessee River trade where she remained until 1910. At that time she was bought by Captain Tom Morrissey, Vicksburg and was renamed S.B. Duncan
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Left to right: Chattanooga, Kentucky, John S. Hopkins, City of Memphis
  • City of Memphis (B)

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Other titles
Chattanooga (Sternwheel packet)
Kentucky (Sternwheel packet)
John S. Hopkins (Sternwheel packet)
Local identifier
Neg. 8210
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