Visual display of the Idlewild (Packet/Excursion boat, 1914-1948)

Idlewild (Packet/Excursion boat, 1914-1948)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Packet/Excursion boat
  • BUILT: 1914 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by James Rees and Sons Company
  • BECAME: Avalon (1948)
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Sold to J. Herod Gorsage and renamed in 1948
  • OWNERS: West Memphis Packet Company; New St. Louis and Calhoun County Packet Company (1928); J. Herod Gorsage (1947); Henry Meyer and Captain James Phillips
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Byrd Burton (1914); Ben Winters (captain, 1948); Captain William Heckmann, Jr. (master, pilot, 1943-44)
  • RIVERS: Ohio River; Mississippi River; Tennessee River; Cumberland River; Illinois River; Missouri River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 2728; Worked as a packet, excursion boat and ferry
  • Idlewild (B)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 41705
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