Visual display of the City of Florence (Packet, 1909-1913)

City of Florence (Packet, 1909-1913)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Packet
  • BUILT: Jeffersonville, Indiana by Howard Ship Yard, 1909
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Sank near Coffee Landing on the Tennessee River, February 11, 1913
  • OWNERS: St. Louis and Tennessee River Packet Company
  • RIVERS: Tennessee River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 1071; Original price was $14,000. On the morning of February 11, 1913, she came in collision with towboat Tomahawk at Coffee Landing, Tennessee River; she drifted about four miles down, sank and was lost. Several lives were lost. Many relics were found in 1975 by scuba divers led by Dave Wilson, Jackson, Tennessee.
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: The City of Florence where she sunk near Coffee Landing, Tennessee River
  • City of Florence (B)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 35563
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