Visual display of the R. C. Gray (Packet, 1866-1874)

R. C. Gray (Packet, 1866-1874)

  • ca. 1869
  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Packet
  • BUILT: 1866 at Shousetown, Pennsylvania
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled in 1874
  • OWNERS: Captain William B. Anderson, Ezra P. Young, John C. Anderson, J.N. and Nathan Porter and E. and N. Porter; Louisville and Arkansas River Packet Company (1871)
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain William B. Anderson (master)
  • RIVERS: Ohio River; Mississippi River; Arkansas River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 4630; First home port, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Named for Captain Richard C. Gray who ran Gray's Iron Line. She ran the tramp trades, usually Pittsburgh-Cincinnati, St. Louis and sometimes to St. Paul. In April 1870 she was on the Arkansas River, running Little Rock-Fort Smith
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: The R.C. Gray is in the foreground at Cincinnati circa 1869. Behind her are the Argosy No. 3, Ohio No. 4, and the Andes
  • R. C. Gray (A)


Other titles
  • Argosy No. 3
  • Ohio No. 4
  • Andes
  • ca. 1869
Local identifier
  • Neg. 5545
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