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Visual display of the City of Cairo (Excursion boat, 1923-1924?)

City of Cairo (Excursion boat, 1923-1924?)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Excursion boat
  • BUILT: 1900 as the snagboat David Tipton; renamed City of Cairo about 1923
  • FORMERLY: David Tipton; Ursie Boyce
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Laid up in Alton Slough the winter of 1924? and sank. F.X. Ralphe, Hastings, Minnesota took her to Mound City for repairs where she again sank and was lost
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Oakley Doolan (master); Captain Gerald H. Friemonth (pilot); Everett Hicks (chief); Dave Mangum (purser)
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 1058; About 1923 John F. Klein made an excursion boat of the Ursie Boyce and renamed her City of Cairo. Operated at Cairo one season, then went to St. Louis where Andrew J. Franz chartered her for a tramping trip up the Missouri River. She got up to Jefferson City and was one of the few sidewheel excursion boats ever on the Missouri
  • City of Cairo (C)

Publication Details

Local identifier
Neg. 29106
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