Visual display of the J. S. Deluxe (Excursion boat, 1919-1939)

J. S. Deluxe (Excursion boat, 1919-1939)

  • ca. 1934
  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Excursion boat
  • BUILT: 1896 at Dubuque, Iowa
  • FORMERLY: Quincy (1896)
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled at St. Louis in the winter of 1938-39
  • OWNERS: Streckfus Steamers, Inc.
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Verne Streckfus (master)
  • RIVERS: Ohio River; Mississippi River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 2882; She was entirely rebuilt into a "deluxe" excursion boat by Streckfus Steamers in 1919. She handled the carriage trade at St. Louis until July 4, 1934 when the President came out. Often worked on the upper Mississippi and was well known at all towns up to St. Paul, Minnesota. In June 1934, she was on the Ohio River to Parkersburg, West Virginia and in 1935 she went to New Martinsville, West Virginia
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: The J. S. Deluxe heading upstream between McGregor and Marquette, Iowa after boarding passengers at McGregor for an afternoon excursion on the Mississippi
  • J. S. Deluxe (B)

Details

Photographer
Goergen, Margery
Date
  • ca. 1934
Collection
Subjects
Place
Local identifier
  • Neg. 2621
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