Visual display of the Matt F. Allen (Packet, 1887-1896)

Matt F. Allen (Packet, 1887-1896)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Packet
  • BUILT: 1887 at Jeffersonville, Indiana by Howard Ship Yard
  • BECAME: Carrier
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Sold to Captain Walter Blair and renamed in April 1896
  • OWNERS: Lovell Line; Captain Henry R. Kraft (1891); La Clede Packet Company
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Thomas Peel (master, circa 1894); S.K. Tracey (master and pilot, 1892-96); W.M. Goodwin (clerk, 1891)
  • RIVERS: Ohio River; Cumberland River; Canary Fork River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 3852; Home port or owner's residence circa 1887, Cumberland River; original price $5,800. She was built for the Lovell Line on the Cumberland River and ran Nashville-Burnside. In 1891 she went to the upper Ohio River and ran Wheeling-Parkersburg. Around 1893 she ran between Burlington and Fort Madison
  • Matt F. Allen (A)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 47250
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