Visual display of the Albatross (Ferry, 1907-1937?)

Albatross (Ferry, 1907-1937?)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Railroad transfer ferry
  • BUILT: 1907 at Dubuque, Iowa
  • BECAME: Admiral
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Converted into an excursion boat and renamed in the late 1930s
  • OWNERS: Louisiana and Mississippi Valley Transfer Company
  • RIVERS: Mississippi River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 0104; Built by the Dubuque Boat and Boiler Company. She could load 16 railroad cars and operated at Vicksburg, Mississippi. In the winter of 1920-21 she went into drydock at Keokuk, Iowa where the hull was enlarged. The work was done by the Ripley Boat Company. In February 1921 she left Keokuk and became one of the few boats ever to make the run to St. Louis at that time of year. She was sold to Streckfus Streamers, Inc. around 1937. Over the next several years she was converted into the excursion boat Admiral
  • Albatross (A)

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  • Neg. 11853
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