Visual display of the Klondike (1897-1917)

Klondike (1897-1917)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Packet
  • BUILT: 1891 at Harmar, Ohio at the Knox Yard
  • FORMERLY: Vesper
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Sank and was lost at the head of Pogue Shoals at Ashland, Kentucky, circa 1917
  • OWNERS: Harry Donnally; Elmer Varian (1916); W.L. Berry (1917)
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain M.M. Brown (master); N. Stone (clerk); Wilsie Miller (pilot)
  • RIVERS: Ohio River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 3300; She was rebuilt at Point Pleasant, West Virginia in 1897 and renamed the Klondike. Ran in the Gallipolis-Syracuse trade originally. Between 1912 and 1915, she ran Portsmouth-Rome. May have been made into a towboat in April 1916. In June 1917, she was sent to Pittsburgh to get new barges for delivery downriver
  • Klondike (A)


Barrette, Thornton
Local identifier
  • Neg. 12205
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