Visual display of the Tom Greene (Packet, 1923-1950?)

Tom Greene (Packet, 1923-1950?)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Packet
  • BUILT: 1923 at Point Pleasant, West Virginia by Marietta Manufacturing Company
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Bought by Walker Boat Yard in Paducah, Kentucky and converted into a landing boat with offices
  • OWNERS: Greene Line Steamers; Commercial Barge Line (1950)
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Gordon C. Greene (1923-27); Captain Tom R. Greene (1927-?); Jesse P. Hughes (pilot, 1939); F. Way (pilot, 1939)
  • RIVERS: Ohio River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 5415; Named for Captain Tom R. Greene, the son of Captain Gordon C. Greene. Built for the Cincinnati-Huntington trade. After Captain Tom Greene became master, she ran Cincinnati-Pomeroy-Charleston with the Chris Greene as partner. In 1929 and 1930 she won two celebrated races with the Betsy Ann at Cincinnati. She docked at Madison, Indiana in November 1930. In May 1931 she entered the Cincinnati-Louisville trade and continued there until the trade was discontinued by the Greene Line in February 1947. In October 1936, her passenger cabin was removed to make room for carrying new automobiles. She had extensive hull work done at the Dravo Marine Ways at Neville Island, Pennsylvania in March 1939. She made the trip from Cincinnati to the Dravo Marine Ways in 51 hours. In November 1950 she was sold to the Commercial Barge Line who had planned to convert her into a triple-deck auto-carrier but never did. She was then sold to the Walker Boat Yard who used her as a landing boat
  • Tom Greene (A)


Steinhardt, Mrs. Norbert
Local identifier
  • Neg. 38230
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