Visual display of the Washington (Excursion boat, 1921-1938)

Washington (Excursion boat, 1921-1938)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Excursion boat
  • BUILT: 1880 as the Sidney; built at Murraysville, West Virginia (hull) and completed at Wheeling, West Virginia; rebuilt at Mound City, Illinois in 1921 and renamed Washington
  • FORMERLY: Sidney
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled at St. Louis, 1938
  • OWNERS: Streckfus Steamers, Inc., St. Louis
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Coburn Pratt (master); Captain Edgar F. Mabrey (master); Captain C. W. Elder (master); Lee Willis (pilot); Grover Litten (pilot); Homer Litten (pilot); Charles H. Ellsworth (pilot); William I. Weldon (pilot), Phil C. Elsey (pilot); William S. Pollock and Fred Way, Jr. (pilots, 1934-1937)
  • RIVERS: Ohio River; Mississippi River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 5711; Had four boilers from the Greater New Orleans; operated on the Ohio River managed by Captain D. Walter Wisherd, based at Cincinnati, then at Pittsburgh. She damaged her bow when she struck the lower lock gate at Dam #8, Ohio River on August 16, 1936, with no injury to passengers. In 1937 she operated part of the season, and she was dismantled at St. Louis in 1938
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Steamboats at St. Louis; left to right: Washington, Admiral, President
  • Washington (A)


Other titles
  • Admiral
  • President
Local identifier
  • Neg. 40987
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