CHICKASAW: Boat 1010 Way’s Packet Directory page 85. Sternwheeler, Packet, wood hull, built Pittsburgh, Pa. 1883, 185 x 38 x 6. Engines, 16’s – 7 foot, three boilers each 48” x 26 ft, seven flues. Designed to carry 1650 bales of cotton. Owned by the Memphis & White River Packet Co. and later owned by the Lee Line, Memphis. The Lee Line sold her to New Orleans in November 1897 where she ran to Bayou Lafourche, Capt. J.J. Dodd master with Leonard Noyes clerk. The machinery in 1904 was placed on the towboat CHARLEY JUTTE at Jeffersonville Ind.

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3 Responses to Chickasaw

  1. Bruce Burkhart says:

    I am looking for information about a sternwheeler, the “Chickasaw” that plyed the Ohio between Cannelton and Evanville Indiana for a sand and gravel company at least into the 60’s. Does anyone know what has become of her ?
    Thank you.

    • leelinesteamers says:

      Bruce, thank you for your interest in Way’s Packet Directory
      list 3 steamers named Chickasaw. Way’s boat #1008 was built a Cincinnati in 1851
      and was built for the Cincinnati-Memphis trade. She collided with the W.B. CLIFTON
      on April 26, 1852 at French Island Ohio River below Owensboro Kentucky and went down
      in 40 ft. with the cabin parted from the hull. Twenty people drowned.

      Way’s boat #1009 was a iron hull Federal monitor gunboat built in 1863. She had 4 propellers
      and saw active service in the war.

      Way’s boat #1010 was a sternwheel packet built at Pittsburg 1883 185 x 35 x 6
      and was designed to carry 1650 bales of cotton. Owned by the Memphis & White River
      Packet Co. and later by the Lee Line Memphis.

      You might try looking for the Chickasaw you are interested in at the following link

      Jim Lee

  2. Bruce Burkhart says:

    Thank you very much Jim.

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