Visual display of the French (Packet, 1903-1914)

French (Packet, 1903-1914)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Packet
  • BUILT: 1903 at Parkersburg, West Virginia
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Burned on November 14, 1914 at the mouth of the Sandy, Tennessee River
  • OWNERS: Captain Ben S. Pope and J.D. Robinson; Captain E.E. Varian, Point Pleasant, West Virginia (1906); Albert Monteith and George H. Fritz, Parkersburg (1908); E. Berry and A.J. Jacobs, Paducah (1914)
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Rush Burnside; Earl Bryan (engineer); Captain A.J. Jacobs (1914)
  • RIVERS: Little Kanawha River; Tennessee River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 2159; Much of her equipment came from the Oneida. Originally used in the Parkersburg-Creston trade on the Little Kanawha River. In 1907, she was adapted for towing the railroad transfer barge of the Little Kanawha Railroad by removing the forward boiler deck roof. She was named for the skipper J.D. Robinson who was called "French" Robinson. He had her up to Grantsville on several occasions. She burned after having run Paducah-McGhee's Landing with Captain A.J. Jacobs
  • French (A)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 13382
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