Visual display of the City of Cincinnati (Packet, 1899-1918)

City of Cincinnati (Packet, 1899-1918)

  • BOAT TYPE: Packet
  • BUILT: 1899 at Jeffersonville, Indiana by Howard Ship Yards
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Lost in ice at Cincinnati, Ohio in January 1918
  • OWNERS: Louisville and Cincinnati Packet Company; Commodore Laidley (White Collar Line)
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Jack Lindenburn (master); William C. Lepper, Sr. (purser); Baylor Spratt (chief engineer); Charles W. Brasher (pilot, circa January 1910)
  • RIVERS: Ohio River, Licking River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 1066; Home port or owner's residence 1899, Cincinnati, Ohio. Original price $40,000. Engines from Anchor Line's City of Hickman. Teamed up with City of Louisville in the Louisville-Cincinnati trade. This was a well-proportioned sidewheeler. She came out carrying the whistle from the last Telegraph but it sounded so much like the Tell City, it was exchanged and after 1907 she had the old Bonanza whistle which had last been on the double-cabin Cincinnati. On January 20, 1910 while ascending the Ohio River, the City of Cincinnati's wheel hit the corner of a coal barge; the coal barge sank
  • City of Cincinnati (A)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 13808
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