Visual display of the Island Maid (Excursion boat, 1922-1932)

Island Maid (Excursion boat, 1922-1932)

  • ca. 1929
  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Excursion boat
  • BUILT: Jeffersonville, Indiana by Howard, 1909 as the G. W. Hill
  • FORMERLY: G. W. Hill
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Burned on the marine ways at Madison, Indiana, December 7, 1932
  • OWNERS: Coney Island Company (1922)
  • RIVERS: Ohio River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 2796; Excursion boat G. W. Hill was sold to the Coney Island Company of Cincinnati in 1922; they renamed her Island Maid. She caught fire early spring 1929 at Cincinnati and burned off much of her upper works. She was rebuilt, then caught fire and burned at the marine ways, Madison, Indiana on December 7, 1932. The fire also consumed the towboat Fred Hall. Cincinnati's Coney Island had enjoyed two-boat service until this happened, and thereafter the Island Queen cared for the park business
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: On the ways after the fire at Madison, Indiana, 1929; towboat Duquesne is on the left, higher on the ways; Island Maid is the boat in the middle and to the right of the Duquesne
  • Island Maid (A)

Details

Other title
  • Duquesne (Towboat)
Date
  • ca. 1929
Collection
Subjects
Local identifier
  • Neg. 15319
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