Visual display of the Virginia (Packet/Excursion, 1914-ca. 1919)

Virginia (Packet/Excursion, 1914-ca. 1919)

  • BOAT TYPE: Packet/Excursion
  • BUILT: 1898 at Brownsville, Pennsylvania as the I.C. Woodward, a packet
  • FORMERLY: I.C. Woodward
  • BECAME: City of Charleston, ca. 1919
  • OWNERS: 1915: Captain Fred Hornbrook
  • RIVERS: Ohio River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 5594; In 1914 the I.C. Woodward was built into an excursion steamer and was renamed Virginia. In August, 1915 she was in a U.S. marshal sale at Evansville, Indiana and was bid on by Captain Fred Hornbrook for $2,775. He then traded her in as part payment for the Tell City in early 1916. She operated at Louisville and vicinity in 1917 and in 1918 was a ferry between Charleston and Nitro, West Virginia during the construction of a munitions plant. In August, 1919 she was in the hands of a U.S. marshal at Point Pleasant, West Virginia. After the sale she became the City of Charleston
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Parked at wharfboat with passengers on decks and shore
  • Virginia (E)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 22582
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