Visual display of the President (Excursion boat, 1934-?)

President (Excursion boat, 1934-?)

  • ca. 1940
  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sidewheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Excursion boat
  • BUILT: 1924 at Midland, Pennsylvania (hull)
  • FORMERLY: Cincinnati
  • OWNERS: Streckfus Steamers (1933); New Orleans Steamboat Company (1981)
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Verne Streckfus (master)
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 4578; After being sold to Streckfus Steamers, she received an entire new superstructure and came out on July 4, 1934 as the best excursion boat on the rivers. She could carry 3,100 passengers. In 1944, after she became the full-time excursion boat in New Orleans, her guards were glass-enclosed. In 1978 she was converted to diesel. She was still operating in 1983
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: The President passing under the new Cass Street bridge in La Crosse, Wisconsin about 1940
  • President (A)

Details

Photographer
Olson, Leonard
Date
  • ca. 1940
Collection
Subjects
Place
Local identifier
  • Neg. 182006
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