Visual display of the Leroy (Packet, 1896-1925?)

Leroy (Packet, 1896-1925?)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Packet
  • BUILT: 1896 at Levanna, Ohio
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Sold to a sand and gravel firm at Parkersburg, West Virginia for use as a landing float (1925?)
  • OWNERS: Captain Oscar J. Webster; Captain Thad Thomas; Captain Henry Roe; Greene Line (1908); Captain Jesse P. Hughes (1919); William F. Hammell and George F. Bauersmith (1920); Brady C. Litman (1921); Harry C. Donnally and Grover Gill (1921); Sand and gravel firm, Parkersburg, West Virginia
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Jack Ward (1907); Thomas Jackson (clerk, 1907); Virgil E. Bennett (clerk, 1907); Captain William F. Syphers (master, 1920); Captain Eb Cline (master); Captain Frank Justice
  • RIVERS: Ohio River; Monongahela River; Kanawha River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 3427; Named for the son of Captain Oscar Webster. Ran Wheeling-Parkersburg and sometimes on the Muskingum to Beverly. Next ran in the Wheeling-Clarington trade for about a year, then ran Morgantown-Fairmont on the Monongahela River and connecting with the I.C. Woodward and Columbia to Pittsburgh. In the fall of 1907, she was in the Pittsburgh-Fairmont trade. She ran excursions from Pittsburgh to Neville Island in 1908 until purchased by the Greene Line to replace the Neva in the Winfield-Gallipolis trade. Later she ran Gallipolis-Charleston teamed up with the Evergreen. In 1910, while docked at Point Pleasant, her hull was rebuilt. In 1920, she ran Pittsburgh-Morgantown, then Wheeling-New Matamoras. After being sold in 1921, she ran Wheeling-New Martinsville. After being sold again in November 1921 to Donnally and Gill, she was taken to Point Pleasant to have work done on her hull. Gill claimed that he didn't order a new hull and refused to pay W.F. Smith who ran the dock. Mr. Smith eventually sold the Leroy to a sand and gravel firm at Parkersburg, West Virginina
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: The Leroy leaving the swing bridge at McConnelsville, Ohio and preparing to land at Muskingum Valley Transportation Company warehouse
  • Leroy (A)


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