Visual display of the St. James (Packet/Excursion, 1898-1916)

St. James (Packet/Excursion, 1898-1916)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Packet/Excursion
  • BUILT: 1898 at Cincinnati, Ohio
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Burned at New Orleans during 1916 Mardi Gras
  • OWNERS: 1898: Merchants & Planters Packet Company; Mississippi Packet Company; Captain W.A. Duke; 1914: John F. Klein; 1916: People's Packet Company
  • OFFICERS & CREW: ca. 1905: E.R. Daigre (pilot); 1914: Captain Frank Gill (master), Elmer Good (pilot)
  • RIVERS: Mississippi River; Ohio River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 4936; Under ownership of Merchants & Planters Packet Company she ran tri-weekly New Orleans-Baton Rouge. Later under ownership of Mississippi Packet Company, she ran New Orleans-Bayou Sara semi-weekly. John F. Klein ran her on excursion at St. Louis in 1914, then ran excursions at Pittsburgh and the upper Ohio in 1915. Apparently owned by People's Packet Company by 1916. She departed Pittsburgh on a one-way Mardi Gras trip. She burned soon after arrival at New Orleans, ca. March 20, 1916
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: At shore in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • St. James (A)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 40165
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