This past year has once more confirmed for your editor that fellow S&Ders and members of our River Family make up a close-knit group that turn up in the darnedest places, and at most unexpected times.
In company with the article about the 1988 and 2012 expeditions to the wreck site of J. M. WHITE reported on page 7 of our December issue, Capt. Doc Hawley kindly sent a photocopy of this Baton Rouge newspaper account of the fire that destroyed the palatial steamer on December 13, 1886. By a strange twist of fate, Capt. Tobin had recently chartered the boat and placed some of the WHITE’s elegant furnishings in temporary storage prior to the fire.… Continue reading
John White’s compilation of steamers from 1831-40 reflects the rapid growth in the number of boats built during this third decade. The ten-year span requires three separate listings published in the December 2013, March 2014 and June 2014 issues. The first of these spreadsheets shown here covers steamers A-F of the period.
This is the complete listing of John White’s 1821-30 compilation of Western Rivers steamboats, continuing the index for the first decade 1811-20 previously published in the June 2013 issue and also on our website.