Visual display of the Island Maid (Excursion boat, 1922-1932)

Island Maid (Excursion boat, 1922-1932)

  • ca. 1929
  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Excursion boat
  • BUILT: Jeffersonville, Indiana by Howard, 1909 as the G. W. Hill
  • FORMERLY: G. W. Hill
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Burned on the marine ways at Madison, Indiana, December 7, 1932
  • OWNERS: Coney Island Company (1922)
  • RIVERS: Ohio River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 2796; Excursion boat G. W. Hill was sold to the Coney Island Company of Cincinnati in 1922; they renamed her Island Maid. She caught fire early spring 1929 at Cincinnati and burned off much of her upper works. She was rebuilt, then caught fire and burned at the marine ways, Madison, Indiana on December 7, 1932. The fire also consumed the towboat Fred Hall. Cincinnati's Coney Island had enjoyed two-boat service until this happened, and thereafter the Island Queen cared for the park business
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: At Madison, Indiana boat ways; Island Maid is on the left, the towboat Duquesne on the right. This photo was taken sometime after the 1929 fire; the Island Maid is shown here with her upper works damaged by fire
  • Island Maid (A)

Details

Other title
  • Duquesne (Towboat)
Date
  • ca. 1929
Collection
Subjects
Local identifier
  • Neg. 15320
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