U. of Louisville Howard Shipyard Pictures

http://digital.library.louisville.edu/collections/howard/  The University of Louisville, Louisville Kentucky granted me permission to publish pictures from their Howard Shipyard collection of Lee Line steamboats built at the Howard Shipyard.   The Howard Shipyard was run by three generations of Howard’s.  Howard steamboats had the reputation for building steamboats that outlasted steamboats built by other yards.  Non Howard steamboats had an average life of five years where as Howard built boats had an average life of seven years.   The book From Paddlewheels to Propellers tells the story of the Howard Shipyard which kept very detail records of the steamboats, barges, wharfboats etc that were built at the Howard yard.  The pictures on this web site must not be copied with out the permission of the University of Louisville Special Collection division.  Copies from the Howard Shipyard Collection can be purchased through the link above.

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