Visual display of the Tidal Wave (Packet, 1870-1878)

Tidal Wave (Packet, 1870-1878)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Packet
  • BUILT: 1870 at Brownsville, Pennsylvania
  • BECAME: Grand Pacific, October 1878
  • OWNERS: 1879: John Kouns, W.T. Scovell, W.C. Newton, H.H. Bailey and James Newton; 1872: Diamond Jo (Joseph) Reynolds; 1877: Davidson Line
  • OFFICERS & CREW: 1870: Captain W.T. Scovell; 1873: Abe Mitchell (master), John W. Carlyle (clerk), Jesse Mifford (pilot), Alex Lamont (master), E. A. Johnston (clerk); 1875: Robert J. Isherwood (master), Thomas Burns (pilot), W.R. Tibbals (pilot), E.R. Paul (clerk); 1878: Charles E. Sencerbox (master); Unknown dates: Fred A. Bill (clerk)
  • RIVERS: Missouri River; Mississippi River; Red River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 5387; Her original cost was $28,000 and she ran New Orleans-Red River. In 1872, Diamond Jo Reynolds took her the upper Mississippi. Sold to the Davidson Line in October 1877, she was lengthened and renamed the Grand Pacific. See the La Crosse Republican Leader 08/21/1878 and the La Crosse Morning Chronicle 09/02/1878, and 09/04 - 09/06/1878
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: The Tidal Wave at Reads Landing, Minnesota with cargo on dock and decks
  • Tidal Wave (A)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 3446
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