Visual display of the Savanna (Packet/Towboat, 1863-1881)

Savanna (Packet/Towboat, 1863-1881)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Packet/Towboat
  • BUILT: 1863 at Brownsville, Pennsylvania
  • BECAME: Flying Eagle
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Renamed on March 28, 1881
  • OWNERS: Northern Line (1863); George W. Burnett and George Reese
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Isaac M. Mason (master); A.B. Jolly (master, 1866); James M. Gowan (master, 1867); Captain R.F. Isherwood (master, 1869); Captain M.A. Cox (1871)
  • RIVERS: Mississippi River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 5046; T2275; She originally ran Pittsburgh-St. Louis and was owned mostly at St. Louis. In 1871 she was hauling iron ore as a freight boat from St. Louis to Pittsburgh. She was inspected as a freight boat at St. Louis in 1876; by 1877 she was listed as a towboat. On December 12, 1876 she was mauled in an ice gorge at St. Louis. She was rebuilt with a new hull at La Crosse, Wisconsin and renamed Flying Eagle in March 1881
  • Savanna (A)


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