RUTH: Boat 4880 Way’s Packet Directory page 406. 160 x 31.5, 5 x 5. Stern Wheel, Packet, Wood Hull, built Paducah Kentucky 1888. Built for Capt. W.P. Hall, Memphis and ran Vicksburg – Greenville. Crew in 1900: Capt. Charles Nichols, master; Clarence Nichols and Henry Auter, pilots; Scott Phillips and John Schaffer, clerks; James O’Brien and James Gillespie, mates; Mike O’Keefe and Thomas Wylie engineers. She also went up the Yazoo River (Mississippi) to bring out trips. Still running in May 1900. Her whistle is said to have gone to the ROWENA LEE, JAMES LEE (2nd) and HARRY LEE (2nd).

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