Visual display of the Hard Cash (Packet, 1876-1914)

Hard Cash (Packet, 1876-1914)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Packet
  • BUILT: 1876 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Laid up in Bayou Sara Creek, Alabama in 1910 and dismantled in 1914
  • OWNERS: Captain Edward Postal
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain James Rees, Jr. (master, 1876); G. Wash Floyd (clerk, 1876); Captain William Pettus (master, 1887-90)
  • RIVERS: White River; Mississippi River; Tombigbee River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 2529; She was built for the Memphis-White River trade. In September 1879 she sank on a snag below St. Louis. In 1885 she was sold to Mobile, Alabama. She made regular trips to Columbus during the navigation season; her last visit there was in 1909
  • Hard Cash (A)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 36809
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