Supplement: what we know about the Steamer 'St. Paul'
about Riverboats. Has a picture of the St. Paul, launched 1883 in
St. Louis by St Louis and St Paul Packet Co.
Destroyed: 1953, Jan 19, was towed below St. Louis for abandonment.
- Other images:
"The Saint Paul was a side-wheel wood hull packet and excursion boat built
in St. Louis, Mo., in 1883. She measured 300 x 37.4 x 6.4. Rebuilt at
Dubuque, 1903 to measure 276.6 x 37 x 6.4. Built by St. Louis and St. Paul
Packet Co., and ran that trade under the Diamond Jo banner for many years.
Ran St. Louis-Vicksburg, chartered to Anchor Line, December 1886, Capt.
Charles Zeigler, with W.H. Pritchat and Oscar Moore, clerks. Diamond Jo
rebuilt her 1892-1894 and had her on the ways over a year, the work done
at the Eagle yard, Dubuque, Capt. John Killeen superintending. Streckfus
Line acquired her in 1911, continued her in the St. Paul trade into 1917
and then rebuilt her into an excursion boat for St. Louis service, in
charge of Capt. Ben Winters and Capt. Oscar Olson. Capt. Thomas W. Posey
became her pilot and was on her until the end. First came to Pittsburgh
summer of 1937, Capt. Hilmar Lax. Again ran Ohio River excursions based at
Pittsburgh 1938-1939, Capt. Edgar F. Mabrey, with Tom Posey and Fred Way,
Jr. pilots. In winter of 1939-1940 was rebuilt at Paducah and renamed
Senator." (All information obtained from Captain Fred Way's Packet
Directory 1848-1983. Copyright 1983 by the Sons and Daughters of Pioneer
Rivermen. All Rights Reserved.)