Visual display of the Hudson (Packet, 1886-1905)

Hudson (Packet, 1886-1905)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Packet
  • BUILT: 1886, hull at Freedom, Pennsylvania by James Rees & Sons; completed at Pittsburgh
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Burned at Cincinnati, February 5, 1905 at 9:00pm
  • OWNERS: 1886: Captain J. Frank Ellison which became Pittsburgh & Cincinnati Packet Line
  • OFFICERS & CREW: 1886: Captain J. Frank Ellison (master); 1889: Captain J. Frank Ellison (master), Al Slavin (clerk) and later Dan Lacey (clerk); ?: Captain Robert R. Agnew (master)
  • RIVERS: Mississippi River; Ohio River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 2678; She was built to run the Paducah-St. Louis trade and then the St. Louis-Grafton trade. About 1889, she ran the Pittsburgh-Cincinnati trade. Captain Ellison took stock in Pittsburgh & Cincinnati Packet Line and became the superintendent at Cincinnati. In fall of 1898 she went to Memphis. Her last running in the Pittsburgh-Cincinnati trade was spring 1903. That summer she ran Cincinnati-Memphis and often helped out at Cincinnati taking people to Coney Island. She sank at Cincinnati at 7:30pm June 25, 1904, she was laid up at the time. She was raised and docked. Then at Cincinnati on February 5, 1905 at 9:00pm she burned
  • Hudson (B)


Barrette, Thornton
Local identifier
  • Neg. 12612
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