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. Thank you Henry for this very nice picture of the USS Amphitrite and the history. The white building just to her stern appears to the US Custom house.
Credit: From Monitor Amphitrite. Sysid 97315. Scanned as tiff in 2008/03/03 by MDAH. Credit: Courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Don’t think the date is correct. U.S.S Amphitrite was decommissioned in 1901.
Jack, thank you for your interest in Memphis steamboat history. Googled
the USS Amphitrite and recall finding the info on her history from Wikipedia.
Nice to run into one of my grandfather’s photographs….He took many of the Kate Adams during her time on the Mississppi along with this one of the Amphitrite……
Judy, thank you for contacting me. This picture is a great piece of Memphis history.
Do you have copies of your grandfathers photographs? I would love to hear your family
history of your grandfather’s involvement with photographing river boats.. Do you have
copies of his work? I am always interested in Kate Adams pictures since my family
had good working relations with the Adams.
My Grandfather served on the Amphitrite during WWI. It patrolled NYC Harbor and inspected anti Submarine nets.