Visual display of the City of Savannah (Packet, 1902-1911)

City of Savannah (Packet, 1902-1911)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Packet
  • BUILT: Jeffersonville, Indiana at Howard Ship Yards, 1902
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Sank and was lost between Cairo and St. Louis December 5, 1911
  • OWNERS: St. Louis & Tennessee River Packet Company
  • RIVERS: Mississippi River; Ohio River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 1136; Built at Jeffersonville, Indiana, Howard Ship Yards 1902; owned by St. Louis & Tennessee River Packet Company; homeport or owner's residence circa 1902 was St. Louis, Missouri; original price $17,000. On November 2, 1909, at Paducah, Kentucky, she collided with the gas launch Hagg No. 2, sinking the launch and throwing its two occupants into the river. Both men were rescued, and a December 28, 1909 investigation of the accident cleared the packet's officers of any blame; launch was a total loss, $400. On December 5, 1911, the City of Savannah struck a snag and sank at Elkins Landing in Dog Tooth Bend, at Buffalo Island on the Mississippi River, about 22 miles above Cairo, Illinois. The Stacker Lee took off the passengers and much of the freight
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Bringing lemonade up to the captain
  • City of Savannah (B)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 38493
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