Visual display of the City of Hudson (Packet, 1899-1906)

City of Hudson (Packet, 1899-1906)

  • ca. 1905
  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Packet
  • BUILT: Stillwater, Minnesota 1899
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Burned at Brownsville, Minnesota August 29, 1906
  • OWNERS: Captain Doughty?; Captain V. J. Woolsey
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain George Winslow (master, circa 1905)
  • RIVERS: Minnesota River; St. Croix River; Mississippi River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 1080; Built in 1899 at Stillwater, Minnesota and named for the nearby town of Hudson, Wisconsin on the St. Croix River. When built the boat's dimensions were 61.6 by 12.7 by 2.9 feet. In March of 1901 Captain Doughty had the boat lengthened to 71.6 feet in preparation for the seasonal trade on the St. Croix River. She ran La Crosse-Brownsville, Minnesota in charge of Captain George Winslow circa 1905. She also ran excursions up the Minnesota River from St. Paul for the Minnesota Packet Company. She burned at Brownsville, Minnesota August 28, 1906; at this time she was under the command of La Crosse resident Captain V. J. Woolsey. According to the La Crosse Tribune of August 29, 1906, Captain Woolsey and his brother-in-law G. H. Berry were the only persons on board, asleep, and barely had time to escape. Only a small amount of cargo was lost, but the City of Hudson, valued at $3500, was beyond repair or salvage
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: At La Crosse, Wisconsin waterfront, looking west to Pettibone Park on Barron's Island; such excursion boats often pushed a barge to carry more passengers on short trips, and the craft on the right is probably such a barge
  • City of Hudson (A)


Krebaum, C. A.
  • ca. 1905
Local identifier
  • Neg. 5684
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