Visual display of the J. P. Davis (Packet, 1921-?)

J. P. Davis (Packet, 1921-?)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Packet
  • BUILT: Point Pleasant, West Virginia, 1909 as the Greendale
  • FORMERLY: Greendale
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Laid up above the upper guide wall at Ohio River Lock Number 16 and sank
  • OWNERS: Captain John F. Davis, Fullerton, Kentucky; Marietta Packet Company
  • RIVERS: Allegheny River; Ohio River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 2873; John F. Davis bought the Greendale at Point Pleasant in 1920, remodeled her into an excursion boat, and operated her Portsmouth, Ohio-Fullerton, Kentucky, where the Davis family had an amusement park called Coney Island. In January 1921 she entered Big Sandy River trade and made three trips, first to Paintsville, then Prestonburg and last to Pikeville. She sank in shallow water near Paintsville while downbound on this last trip, but was raised. This was the last packet operation on this river. She was sold to the Marietta Packet Company and ran Wheeling-Marietta briefly with poor results
  • J. P. Davis (A)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 25807
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