Visual display of the Kalitan (Packet, 1909-1944)

Kalitan (Packet, 1909-1944)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Packet
  • BUILT: 1909 at Rock Island, Illinois
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Laid up in the Atchafalaya River from 1942-1944; then sold to the Bisso Ferry Company and dismantled
  • OWNERS: Deere family; Menke Brothers (1929-1944)
  • RIVERS: Mississippi River; Atchafalaya River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 3202; Built as a private yacht for the Deere family using the former C.W. Cowles. The Kalitan was used to tow the family's private houseboat, the Markatana. In the winter of 1927-28, she took a party to New Orleans and back. She was later sold to the Menke brothers who used her to tow their showboat
  • Kalitan (A)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 3458
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