Visual display of the Whisper (Ferry, 1881-1924)

Whisper (Ferry, 1881-1924)

  • May 16, 1897
  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Ferry
  • BUILT: 1881 at Ashland, Kentucky
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled in 1924 at Athalia, Ohio
  • OWNERS: Captain George Smith
  • RIVERS: Ohio River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 5764; Worked between Proctorville-Guyandotte and also Augusta, Kentucky-Ferry, Ohio and at Athalia, Ohio where she was dismantled in 1924. Parts from her were used to build the ferry Alco
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Underway at Crown City, Ohio in May 1897 with a full load of passengers including men lined up on the roof next to the pilot house
  • Whisper (B)

Details

Photographer
Barrette, Thornton
Date
  • May 16, 1897
Collection
Subjects
Place
Local identifier
  • Neg. 5497
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