Visual display of the Kit Carson (Rafter, 1880-1916)

Kit Carson (Rafter, 1880-1916)

  • ca. 1906
  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Rafter
  • BUILT: South Stillwater, Minnesota circa 1880
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Condemned at Memphis and dismantled in 1916
  • OWNERS: A. R. Young and Burlington Lumber Company; J. C. Daniels Lumber Company, Keokuk, Iowa, circa 1880; McDonald Brothers, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1890; Patton-Tully Lumber Company, Memphis
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain A. R. Young (master circa 1880); N. B. Lucas (pilot); Captain R. N. Cassidy (master, 1886-1889); William Wooders (pilot, 1886-1889); Sol S. Fuller (chief engineer, 1888-1889); Ira Fuller (on her for a time); Harry Walker (master, 1890); Captain Charley Meeds (first engineer, April 8, 1890); Captain William Slocumb (master and pilot, 1890-1894); Captain B. B. Bradley (master, 1892); Captain John Bradley (pilot, 1890-1891); Frank D. Wettenhall (pilot, 1890, 1891); George Dunbar (pilot, 1894); Captain H. Bresee (master and pilot, 1899); Captain William Dobler (master and pilot, 1900-1904); John Schmidt (pilot, 1901-1902); Captain Cornelius Knapp (master, 1916); Captain George Nichols (master and pilot for a time); Captain Peter O'Rourke (master and pilot for a time)
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T1522; Built by Captain A. R. Young. Owned in 1883 by Burlington Lumber Company and Captain A. R. Young who commanded her. McDonald Brothers of La Crosse, Wisconsin, owned her in 1890. Later she was sold south to the Patton-Tully Lumber Company of Memphis, Tennessee
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: With raft log; taken by Pryor of La Crosse, Wisconsin off the old railroad bridge
  • Kit Carson (A)


  • ca. 1906
Local identifier
  • Neg. 26017
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