UNTIMELY RIVERBOAT DEMISES
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    UNTIMELY RIVERBOAT DEMISES

    UNTIMELY RIVERBOAT DEMISES
    http://www.riverboatdaves.com/docs/wrecks.html
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    1814
    NEW ORLEANS, Snagged and sunk
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    1817
    CONSTITUTION, Mar. 3, Sat. Boiler explosion. 10 - 12 lives lost.
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    1818 or 19
    MISSOURI PACKET, 1819 or 20? Mo. R.. snagged and sank near Hardeman's Island
    just above the mouth of the Lamine R..
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    1824
    HOPE (possibly), summer, Miss. R. near Iberville, LA., exploded.
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    1830
    HELEN McGREGOR, blew up near Memphis.
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    1832
    CAR of COMMERCE", May 6, sank.
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    1835
    EDGEFIELD, reportedly sank at Burton's Ferry on Savannah R..
    FAR WEST, St Charles, Mo.
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    1836
    DIANA, Oct. Snagged 2-1/2 mi above Rocheport Mo.
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    1837
    BEN SHARROD, May, near 19 mi. above Ft. Adams, Miss., burned
    CHARITON, Wrecked, Mo. R.
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    1838
    ORONOKO, Apr. 21, Princeton, Miss., Collapsed her flues and exploded.
    MOSELL, Apr. 25, just out of Cincinnati, boilers exploded killing 160.
    DANIEL G. TAYLOR, hit rocks 1 mi below Glasgow, Mo.
    DART, Wrecked near Glasgow or in Euphrase Bend, Mo. R.
    ELK ?Burned? at Massie's wood yard 5 mi. below Herman Mo..
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    1839
    KNICKERBOCKER, Miss. R., snagged
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    1840
    LEXINGTON, Jan. 13, cotton bales stacked along side decks were ignited by her hot stack.
    NORTH CAROLINA, July 26. Struck by the Gov. Dudley
    CHARLES H. GREEN, Mo. R. near Boonville, Mo.
    EUPHRASE, wrecked at Euphrase Bend, Mo. R.
    HINDS, Lost in tornado at Natchez
    PRAIRIE, in tornado at Natchez
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    1842
    EDNA, July 3. Blew up near Green Island at the mouth of Mo. R..
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    1843
    J. M. WHITE, Mar 28, snagged above Cairo, Ill.. 1 woman drowned.
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    1844
    CAPITOL, Dec. 27, burned at seventy-six Landing, Mo.
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    1845
    BIG HATCHIE, blew up near Herman Mo. killing 35 and wounding many more
    JOHN AULL, Sank Near Arrow Rock, Mo. on Mo. R.
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    1846
    1843 DR. FRANKLIN, Mar. 8, New Orleans, burned.
    NASHVILLE, July, Allegheny R. warf, burned.
    MAJESTIC, 1846, blew up
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    1847
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    1848
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    1849
    ACADIA, May 17, Fire at St. Louis Docks
    ADAMS JACOBS , May 17, Fire at St. Louis Docks
    ALEXANDER HAMILTON, May 17, fire at St. Louis docks
    AMERICAN EAGLE, May 17, fire at St. Louis docks
    BELLE ISLE, May 17, Fire at St. Louis docks.
    BOREAS No. 3, May 17, fire at St, Louis docks.
    EDWARD BATES, May 17, Fire at St. Louis docks
    ELIZA STUART, May 17, Fire at St. Louis docks.
    ENDORS, May 17, Fire at St.Louis docks
    EUDORA, May 17, Fire at St. Louis docks
    GENERAL BROOKS, May 17, Fire at St. Louis docks.
    KIT CARSON, May 17, fire at St. Louis docks
    LOUISIANA, Nov. Exploded leaving dock in ?
    MAMELUKE, May 17, Fire at St. Louis docks
    MANDAN, May 17, Fire at St. Louis docks
    MARTHA, May 17, Fire at St. Louis docks.
    MONTAUK, May 17, fire at St. Louis docks.
    PRAIRIE STATE, May 17, Fire at St. Louis docks
    AMELIA, Mo. R. Near Euphrase Bend
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    1850
    JULIA, Sept. 14, Bellefontaine Bend, Mo. R. snagged.
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    1851
    OCEAN WAVE, Feb. 11, Louisville, Ky., burned.
    CORA (No. 2), May 5, below Council Bluffs Iowa, Snagged and sunk, 15 lost.
    JOHN A. SUTTER, June, Exploded on a run to Maryville, Calf..
    MISSOURI, July 8, St. Louis, Mo.
    MONTGOMERY, Nov. 7, New Carthage, Miss., 33 mi. below Vicksburg, burned.
    JOHN ADAMS, Snagged and sank
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    1852
    DEWITT CLINTON, Jan. 25, Dismal Point, opposite Presidents Island below
    Memphis, snagged and lost. 36 lives lost.
    POCAHONTAS, Mar. 14, Island 78, Miss. R., Burned Lost 10 lives
    HENRY CLAY, July 28, blew up during race with ARMENIA.
    BOSTONA, Nov. 25, At or near Ford's Ferry, Ky., above Cave In Rock,
    stranded and sank, then was cut down by ice
    DUROCK Snagged at St. Charles Bend, Mo. R.
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    1853

    1848 DR. FRANKLIN, 1853, July 7, St. Louis, burned
    COMANCHE, Suisun Bay, Calf. Run down and sunk by the JOHN BRAGDON
    EASTPORT A confederate Ironclad that was captured. Blown up to avoid recapture
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    1854
    NOMINEE, Apr. 8, snagged and lost at Britts Landing.
    1847 DR. FRANKLIN, May 7, McCartney, Wiss., Collision with GALENA
    CAPE MAY, Aug. 2, Mount vernon, Ind.. Snagged and lost. 18 died.
    HUNTSVILLE, Aug. 21, Ste. Genevieve, Mo., snagged and lost.
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    1855
    HINDOO, Jan. 28, Ste. Genevieve, Mo., snagged and lost.
    HUNTSVILLE No. 2, Mar. 24, Hamburg, Tenn.,Tenn. R., burned.
    EL PASO, Apr. 10, Snagged and sunk at Franklin's Island below Boonville, Mo.
    BANNER STATE, April 11, Mo. R., Brickhouse Bend, snagged and lost.
    ALTON, May 7, Yazoo river, Burned
    KEYSTONE STATE, May 13, Florence, Ill., burned.
    KATE SWINNEY, Aug., sank near Vermillion R..
    PRAIRIE CITY, Dec. 7, St. Louis docks, burned.
    PARTHEIA, Dec. 7, St. Louis docks, burned.
    TWIN CITY, Dec. 7, St. Louis docks, burned.
    PRAIRIE CITY, Dec. 7, St. Louis by fire
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    1856
    ADRIATIC, ?St Louis Ice Crush?
    AUSTRALIA, Apr. St.Louis Ice Crush
    N. J. EATON, Apr. 9: at Augusta Bend on her first trip up Mo. R..
    EMPIRE, Apr. 15, Island #37, snagged and lost.
    BRUNETTE, late Feb, St. Louis,
    torn from docks and swept downstream in ice flow.
    Don't know if was destroyed by this.
    CHALLENGE, late Feb, St. Louis,
    torn from docks and swept downstream in ice flow. Don't know if destroyed.
    BEN BOLT, late Feb, St. Louis,
    torn from docks and swept downstream in ice flow.
    Don't know if was destroyed by this.
    BON ACCORD, late Feb, St. Louis, torn from docks and swept downstream in ice
    flow. Crushed and sunk.
    CLARA, late Feb, late Feb, St. Louis,
    torn from docks and swept downstream in ice flow.
    Don't know if was destroyed by this.
    FEDERAL ARCH, Feb. St. Louis Ice Crush.
    FALLS CITY, late Feb, Torn from docks and swept downstream in ice flow during
    Great Ice Gorge at St. Louis. Don't know if destroyed.
    HIGHLAND MARY Feb., Torn from docks and swept downstream in ice flow during
    Great Ice Gorge at St. Louis. Crushed and sunk.
    JEANIE DEANS, Feb. 26, Torn from docks and swept downstream in
    ice flow during Great Ice Gorge at St. Louis. Crushed and sunk.
    LAMARTINE, Feb. 26, Torn from docks and swept downstream in ice flow. Crushed and sunk.
    EFFIE ALTON, June, Crashed into Rock Island Railroad bridge at Davenport IO.
    ARABIA, Sept, 5, snagged, sank.
    GENOA, Sept. 13, Nebraska City, snagged and lost.
    LADY FRANKLIN, Oct. 23, foot of Coon Slough at Warren Landing, snagged
    and sunk. 5 lives lost.
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    1857
    J. M. CONVERS, Mar., at Fairy Island
    A. C. GODDIN, Apr. 20, snagged and lost
    BEN COURSION, 1857? La Crosse, Ill. Collision
    DELAWARE, Snagged near Smith's Bar in Mo.
    DENNING, Snagged near Smith's Bar in Mo.
    EXPLORER, U. S., left tied to a tree on Colorado R. on first voyage.
    GALENA, fall, burned at Red Wing.
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    1858
    MONTGOMERY, Feb. 20, Algiers, La., burned.
    CITY of CAIRO, Apr. 12, Wabash R., Grand Chain, Ill. snagged and lost.
    DUNCAN S. CARTER, Aug. 28, Mo. R., Agusta Bend on downtrip from Weston, Mo..
    DAN CONVERSE, Island No. 15, 10 mi above St Joseph Mo.
    HAMBURG, Lake Pepin, lost to ice.
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    1859
    MARION, Jan. 7, Soda Lake, La., snagged and lost.
    MARTHA JEWETT POLKA, Jan 3, Cairo, Ill., Burned and lost
    PRINCESS, Feb. 27, Exploded at Conrad's Point below Baton Rouge.
    70 lives lost.
    MORNING STAR, June 21, St. Louis, Burned
    C. W. SOMBART, June, Burned near St. Louis.
    DUNCAN S. CARTER, Aug. 28, Augusta Bend, Weston, Mo. to St. Louis. Snagged.
    ST. NICHOLAS, 1859, Apr 24, 9 mi. above Helana, Ark., Exploded boilers. 60 lost lives, 16 saved.----------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------
    J. H. OGLESBY, Wrecked near Euphrase Bend, Mo. R.
    KATE HOWARD, snagged and sunk, in the Osage Chute on Mo. R..
    1850s, DATE UNKNOWN
    GEORGE LAW/CENTRAL AMERICA Sank in gale.
    GOVERNOR RAMSEY 185?, U. Miss. R.
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    1860
    DEW DROP, June. Mouth of Osage R.. Burned.
    A. B. CHAMBERS NO. 2, Snagged above Mo. R. mouth.
    JULIA, Dec. 17, Arkansas R., snagged.
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    1861
    BELLE CREOLE, Feb. 1, Plum Point, Tenn., snagged
    CHIPPEWA, caught fire near Montana's Poplar R..
    GRAY EAGLE N0. 1, spring, Smashed against a bridge piling.
    MESSENGER, Dec. 7, Rochester, Pa., lost by stranding.
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    1862
    COLONEL LOWELL, June 6, rammed and sunk in battle
    DACOTAH, Mar. 15, St. Joseph, Mo., tornado. 4 lives lost.
    DR. BUFFINGTON, Dec. lost on White R.
    FANNIE HARRIS, Dec. 27, Point Douglass, Hastings, Minn., lost in ice.
    LIBERTY, Dec. 27, Twelve Pole Creek, W.Va., snagged and lost.
    KEY WEST, Van Buren, Ark., burned
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    1863
    LANCASTER, Mar. Shelled in Civil War
    CINCINNATI, Apr. Union Gunboat. sunk by 10 inch cannon balls.
    GRAND DUKE, Sept. 25, burned at Shreveport.
    KEY WEST No. 2, Oct 26, Chester, Ill, snagged and lost.
    ALHAMBRA, Commerce, Mo. Burned
    MOUND CITY, Sunk in battle
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    1864
    HANNIBAL CITY, Sept. 4, Below Lousiana, Mo., snagged. Lost.
    KEY WEST No. 4, Apr. 1, Stove in on a snag, lost.
    CITY BELLE, May 4, Red R. near Snaggy Point, Was hit by shell from Rebel guns.
    JOHN WARNER, May 5, Red River, Dunns Bayou, shelled by Rebels. Sunk
    NORTHERNER, July 13, St. Louis, burned
    EMPERESS, Island 34, Miss. R. snagged and lost
    KEY WEST Nov. 3, Nov. 4, Johnsonville, tenn., burned to avoid capture
    KATIE, Nov. 22, Diamond Island, struck and sunk by DES MOINES
    BARKMAN, 18?64 or 5?, Burned
    ISLAND CITY, Snagged
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    1865
    HARVEST MOON, March 1, Winyah Bay 5 miles SSE of Georgetown, S.C., Struck mine
    JAMES WATSON, Mar. 2, sank near island # 76, 35 lives lost.
    BERTRAND,?Apr. 1?. Hit snag and sank some 20 mi. north of Omaha, Neb.
    CORA (No. 6), May 1at, 9A.M., Mo. R., about 50 mi. above Omaha, sank.
    BROTHER JONATHAN/COMMODORE, July 27: Off Crescent City, Calf.
    Struck a large rock in a heavy sea and was lost.
    GOVERNOR MORTON, Aug. 6, Indianapolis, Ind., sank.
    BEN STICKNEY, Nov. 16, Island 18, Miss. R. snagged and sunk.
    OMAHA, Dec. 16, St. Louis, lost in ice crush.
    IDA MAY, Dec. 28, Red R., sank
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    1866
    HATTIE MAY, Jan. 12, St. Louis, Mo., lost in ice crush.
    MISSOURI, Jan. 30, boilers explosion upbound on Ohio R. at mouth of Green R.
    LEVIATHAN, Feb. 26, St. Louis, Burned.
    LUNA, Feb. 26, St. Louis, burned
    EFFIE DEANS, Apr. 7, burned to the waterline at levee in St. Louis.
    NEVADA, Apr. 7, St. Louis, burned.
    NORTHERN LIGHT, Apr. 11, Coon Slough, Stern struck pile of ice, sank.
    IDA HANDY, 1866, June 2, St. Louis, Burned.
    POCAHONTAS, Aug. 9, Near Ft. Randall, S.D. on Mo. R., Snagged and lost
    MOLLIE DOZIER, Oct. 3, snagged back of Stoner Island in chute
    opposite Chamiois, Mo.
    HENRY VON PHUL, Nov. 15, Above Donaldsonville, La., burned. 5 lives lost.
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    1867
    NAUMKEAG/MONTGOMERY, Jan. 19, Erie, Ala., burned. 3 lives lost.
    DE SOTO (the 3rd one)/GENERAL LYON/ALABAMA(the 3rd one),
    Apr. 1, Grandview Reach above New Orleans, burned.
    LUMINARY, Mar. 8, below Helena Ark., snagged and lost.
    JULIA, May 10, within 4 mi. of Mankato, Minn., snagged
    DENVER No. 1, May 16, St, Joseph, Mo., Burned while lying at warf.
    G. W. GRAHAM, July 11, St. Louis, Burned with YELLOWSTONE
    D.A. JANUARY/NED TRACY, Dec. 18, Chester, Ill., snagged and lost
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    1868
    OHIO VALLEY, Sat. Jan. 4, 10:00 am, Walker's Landing 2 mi. below Gallipolis,
    Oh., boiler explosion. 5 persons lost.
    MAGNOLIA, Mar. 16, Exploded at the Coal Haven Bar, at the mouth of the Crawfish R..
    AMERICA, Dec 4 Collided with UNITED STATES
    ALTA, stuck in mud near Elkhorn Calf on Upper San Jaquine R.. abandoned.
    OCEAN WAVE, Lake Pipin, Wis., burned
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    1869
    JUDGE FLETCHER, early, Red R., hit a rock
    IDAHOE, Jan. 10, Ouachita R., Columbia, La., sank and lost
    ANTELOPE, Apr. 12, burned 5 mi. below Bonhomme Isl. on Mo. R.
    NINA SIMMES, Apr. 17, near Baton Rouge, snagged and lost.
    INTREPID/BENTON, May 9, a few miles below DeSoto, Neb., snagged and lost.
    LOUISVILLE/OUACHITA/VICKSBURG (No. 2), July, burned at Cairo, Ill.
    CORA NO. 3 (Actually No. 7), Aug. 13, snagged near the mouth of the Mo. R.
    HAVANA, Aug. 16, Parlor Grove near north Bend Oh., Burned
    GEM, Nov. 9, Nebraska City, Neb., lost.
    JENNIE LEWIS, Burned at St. Louis
    CLIFTON, burned at Cincinnati docks. Gunpowder magazine exploded.
    MITTIE STEVENS, Near Swanson's Landing, Burned. 60 lives lost
    MOUNTAINEER, ran aground with broken wheel.
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    1860s, date unknown
    HUNTSMAN, Grounded
    JOHN J. ROE, Sank in Madrid Bend
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