Visual display of the Island Queen (Excursion boat, 1896-1922)

Island Queen (Excursion boat, 1896-1922)

  • BOAT TYPE: Excursion boat
  • BUILT: Cincinnati, Ohio, by Cincinnati Marine Railway Company, 1896
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Burned at Cincinnati, Ohio, November 4, 1922
  • OWNERS: Coney Island Company, Cincinnati
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Sterling McIntyre (master, 1896); Captain James DuPuy (mate, 1896; later became master); Captain Ben I. Pattison (master after Captain DuPuy); Harry and Wes Doss (pilots)
  • RIVERS: Ohio River; Mississippi River; Kentucky River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 2799; Reported to have a carrying capacity of 4000, she operated between Cincinnati and the Coney Island amusement park upstream; her partner boat in the Coney run was the Princess until 1918, and then the Morning Star. The Island Queen tramped in off seasons, was at New Orleans but never above Pomeroy on the Ohio. Captain McIntyre was the first master; James DuPuy became master next and was with the boat 28 years. Captain Ben I. Pattison succeeded DuPuy as master. Homer Denney played the calliope. In January 1918 she broke loose in ice and drifted below Madison, Indiana, where she was safely landed and taken to the Louisville Canal. Upbound from Cincinnati to Point Pleasant on April 27, 1922, during a marine celebration of the centennial of the birth of U. S. Grant, the forward hurricane deck collapsed, injuring 28 boys. The Island Queen and her partner boat Morning Star burned at Cincinnati, along with the Tacoma and Chris Greene
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: On the ways
  • Island Queen (A)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 33473
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