Visual display of the Henry M. Stanley (Packet, 1890-1907)

Henry M. Stanley (Packet, 1890-1907)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Packet
  • BUILT: Murraysville, West Virginia, Flesher Yard, 1890
  • FORMERLY: Engines came from towboat, John Hanna
  • BECAME: Whistle went to the Island Queen; machinery went to the Greenland
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Sank September 3, 1907, then burned at Gallipolis Island
  • OWNERS: 1890: Bay Brothers; 1895: White Collar Line; 1904: Greene Line Steamers
  • RIVERS: Ohio River; Kanawha River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 2602; Henry M. Stanley was built for the Bay Brothers for the Cincinnati-Charleston trade and ran competition with the White Collar Line's boats. She was the last boat built at the Flesher Yard, Murraysville, West Virginia. In 1895, White Collar Line manager, Fred A. Laidley purchased the Stanley ending the competition. She was the most elaborate packet operating between Cincinnati and Pomeroy, Ohio. February 1, 1900 she hit the Southern Bridge, Cincinnati, sank, drowning one. Raised March 20 and repaired at Madison, Indiana. April 4, 1900, just off the ways, she collided with the coal tow of the Joseph Walton at Rising Sun, Indiana and again sank. She was raised April 10, and returned to Madison to again go on the ways. Greene Line Steamers purchased her in 1904 to run Cincinnati-Pomeroy-Charleston. On September 3, 1907, she was downbound in fog at Gallipolis Island and hit the U.S. dredge, Oswego, which was engaged in dredging the channel. The Stanley sank and as preparations were under way to raise her, she burned
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: At shore. Passengers on top decks; crew on shore
  • Henry M. Stanley (A)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 37018
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