Monthly Archives: March 2016

Dual Turret Monitor USS Amphitrite from collection of Milton McFarland Painter Sr. , Mississippi River, Memphis TN – Circa 1911

The Monitor USS Amphitrite was moored at the mouth of the Wolf River where it meets the Mississippi & apparently caused silt buildup causing the eventual forming of Mud Island.   This picture and above caption was sent by Henry Carlyle Acosta.  … Continue reading

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Monitor USS Amphitrite correctly identified

                    Charles Ipcar says: March 6, 2016 at 9:47 pm (Edit) Love this website! I and some of my friends have been puzzling over the above photo for a bit on … Continue reading

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ROWENA LEE Insurance claim for Oct. 3, 1897 sinking

The value of the ROWENA LEE as insured by 3 insurance companies was $22,500. The Greenwich Insurance Co. insured $5000 and paid $675.56 of the claim The St. Paul Insurance Co.            ”       … Continue reading

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