Visual display of the State of Missouri (Packet, 1890-1895)

State of Missouri (Packet, 1890-1895)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Packet
  • BUILT: Madison, Indiana, 1891
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Sank at Wolf Creek Bend, Ohio River, January 12, 1895
  • OWNERS: Memphis and Cincinnati Packet Company
  • OFFICERS & CREW: January 12, 1895: Captain Joe Conlin (master), Jules Wehrman (purser), Jim Pell (pilot)
  • RIVERS: Mississippi River; Ohio River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 5184; Built for St. Louis-Kansas City trade, Missouri River, but never ran it due to a drastic cut in rail freight rates during the time of her construction. The Memphis and Cincinnati Packet Company ran her Cincinnati-New Orleans. On January 12, 1895, downbound from Cincinnati, coming around Wolf Creek Bend she slid in among the rocks along the Kentucky shore and broke up, with a loss of four lives. One of the passengers rescued was Mrs. Lottie Best, Marietta, Ohio, who later ran the Marietta wharf boat
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: At the Madison, Indiana wharf boat; on the left, in back, the sternwheel packet State of Kansas; on the left, in front, the sternwheel packet City of Vevay; boat in center is the L. A. Fulton; the sternwheel packet State of Missouri is on the right
  • State of Missouri (A)


Other titles
  • State of Kansas (Packet)
  • City of Vevay (Packet)
  • L. A. Fulton
Local identifier
  • Neg. 14616
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