Visual display of the Princess (Packet/Excursion, 1905-1918)

Princess (Packet/Excursion, 1905-1918)

  • January 30, 1918
  • BOAT TYPE: Packet/Excursion
  • BUILT: 1900 by Knox Yard at Harmar, Ohio. Named Francis J. Torrance
  • FORMERLY: Francis J. Torrance
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Destroyed in ice flow in January, 1918
  • OWNERS: 1905: Coney Island Company
  • OFFICERS & CREW: 1905: Captain Jim Mace (pilot); 1914: Captain Harry Doss (pilot)
  • RIVERS: Ohio River; Kentucky River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 4596; The Princess and the Island Queen teamed in the Cincinnati-Coney Island trade from 1906-1917. She was being wintered in the mouth of the Kentucky River, 1917-1918 when ice broke her loose. She landed above Madison, Indiana with her hull upside down
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: The Princess caught in ice flow. Left: Princess; right Eugene Dana Smith. Photo taken January 30, 1918 as the Princess is floating past Madison, Indiana and Carrollton
  • Princess (F)


Other title
  • Eugene Dana Smith (sternwheel towboat)
  • January 30, 1918
Local identifier
  • Neg. 30793
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