Visual display of the Alabama (Packet, 1912-1934)

Alabama (Packet, 1912-1934)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Packet
  • BUILT: Point Pleasant, West Virginia, 1912
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Rebuilt into a quarter boat in 1934
  • OWNERS: St. Louis and Tennessee River Packet Company
  • OFFICERS & CREW: J. O. Tayon (Captain)
  • RIVERS: Ohio River; Tennessee River; Mississippi River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 0096; Ran the Paducah-Shiloh trade in 1929, the last regular steam packet on the Tennessee River. Was in the Cincinnati-Louisville trade under charter to the Louisville and Cincinnati Packet Company, in spring of 1931. Chartered to George Partin, Memphis, in 1932 for the Memphis-Caruthersville trade. Was retired soon after and made into a quarter boat
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: At shore, sternwheel packet Tom C. Powell on left and sternwheel packet Alabama on right, bridge in background
  • Alabama (C)

Publication Details

Other title
Tom C. Powell (Packet)
Local identifier
Neg. 6687
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