Visual display of the Indiana (Sidewheel, 1900-1916)

Indiana (Sidewheel, 1900-1916)

  • BOAT TYPE: Packet/excursion
  • BUILT: 1900, Jeffersonville, Indiana by Howard Ship Yards
  • BECAME: Rebuilt after fire and renamed America
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Partially burned at the foot of Main Street, Cincinnati, May 1, 1916
  • OWNERS: Louisville & Cincinnati Packet Company; Howard Gard?; Commodore Laidley (White Collar Line)?
  • RIVERS: Ohio River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 2754; Original price was $30,000. She was built for the Louisville-Cincinnati trade. She was considered a low water boat and ran during low water periods. She was also quite wide; too wide to get through the Louisville Canal locks. She once ran Cincinnati-Maysville trade filling in for the sternwheel Courier. In the spring of 1901 she ran the Cincinnati-Pomeroy trade
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Near shore at Madison, Indiana
  • Indiana (B)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 18436
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