Steamboat up the Missouri

by Marian T. Place

Publisher: Viking Press in New York

Written in English
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  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction

Edition Notes

Statementby Dale White, pseud. Illustrated by Charles H. Geer.
LC ClassificationsPZ7.P69 St
The Physical Object
Pagination185 p.
Number of Pages185
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6263983M
LC Control Number58059956

  Missouri History Museum image First steamboat, The Zebulon Pike, the first steamboat to reach St. Louis, labors up the Mississippi River for its inaugural landing here on Aug. 2, . Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a (c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital projects include the Wayback Machine, and   Fires were not uncommon, boilers blew up on occasion, but by far the most dangerous risk which steamboats often encountered was a submerged obstruction, called a "snag." Of the estimated steamboats which sank, victims of the river, about were downed by snags. Such was the fate of the steamboat Arabia. Snags sometimes stuck out of the water. Steamboat pilots could steer around these snags. But sometimes the snags were hidden under the river surface. Jagged tree limbs could tear open the bottom of a wooden hulled steamboat. Hundreds of steamboats were wrecked on the Missouri in .

  Although the steamboat was not engaged on the Lower Mississippi during the Civil War, it did witness some mild activity on the lower Missouri, where sentiment was strong for the Confederacy. In late , the vessel was involved in the movement of Confederate prisoners from the federal prison on Gratiot Street in St. Louis to the Missouri State.   The Missouri River had moved east a half-mile, leaving the steamboat shell and its mystery cargo buried under 45 feet of river-bottom silt. Once . The engine once had powered the Packet, a foot, ton steamboat that sank in the Missouri River in , one year before Missouri became a state. In , the Hawleys installed the engine in. This is such a riveting story about a loaded steamboat that sank after being stabbed by a walnut trunk in the Missouri River. The ship was full of cool stuff being brought to the wild Wild West that was everywhere west of Missouri in the mid ’s before the civil war/K TripAdvisor reviews.

The first book to reveal the secrets of steamboat cooking! The much awaited book, Delta Queen: A Culinary History , by Cynthia LeJeune Nobles, foreword by Captain Clarke C. "Doc" Hawley. Buy it from the publisher: Full Steam Ahead: Reflections on the Impact of the First Steamboat on the Ohio River,   On This Day In , The Unthinkable Happened In Missouri. The infamous St. Louis Fire of was a devastating fire that occurred on May 17 th of that year and destroyed a significant part of St. Louis and many of the steamboats using the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. At the time of the fire, the population of St. Louis was aro, and the city was about ¾ miles wide with three. The Ida Stockdale was a sternwheeler of tons, built at Pittsburg, PA in The cover and enclosed letter were written on board the steamboat Luella, as it traveled up the Missouri River to Fort Benton, MT: “Str Luella July 1st/very unexpectedly I have a chance to send you a letter. An early spring could send ice chunks downstream damaging boats that were tied up for winter. An Report of the Chief of Engineers included a report of the Missouri River Commission, which included a list of steamboat wrecks on the Missouri River from the opening of steamboat navigation up to

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Steamboat Up The Missouri book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. A young boy travels up the Missouri during the Civil war. Facats /5(1). The book’s index lists 56 individual boats by name. That may seem like a lot, but as the authors explain: “The steamboats that operated on the Missouri River were cheap to.

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White] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. the first freight haul by steamboat up the Missouri. Yes, siree, the Missouri River was right up to date.

It was only two years before that the first steamboat had arrived at the St. Louis waterfront. She was the Zebulon M. Pike. She was such a freaky-lookin' craft that her master, who had an eye for business, made.

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An excellent book on the voyages of the Yellowstone is Donald Jackson’s Voyages of the Steamboat Yellow Stone (University of Oklahoma Press, ). Two fur company boats went up the Missouri River in the spring ofthe Yellowstone and a new boat, the Assiniboine.

The INDEPENDENCE was NOT the first steamboat into the Missouri River as the history books tell us. I have found evidence that the first was the CONSTITUTION in October of This steamboat was only a couple Steamboat up the Missouri book months behind the PIKE in arriving at St.

Louis and the CONSTITUTION sold tickets for an excersion to Bellefontaine. The steamboat Arabia was a side wheeler steamboat which hit a snag in the Missouri River and sank near what today is Parkville Missouri, on September 5, It was rediscovered in by a team of researchers.

Today, the artifacts recovered from the site are housed in the Arabia Steamboat Museum. Resources and Links. Dig deeper for more info on Missouri River steamboating: Books “History of Early Steamboat Navigation on the Missouri River – The Life and Adventures of Joseph LaBarge” by Hiram Chittenden – an online version of the classic ().

“Navigating the Missouri – Steamboating o Nature’s Highway, ” – by William E. Lass ( pp). Steamboat School is an inspirational and educational children's book. The setting of the book takes place in St. Louis, Missouri in This was a time in society where discrimination took place/5().

The goods brought by steamboat up the Missouri from St. Louis were unloaded at Fort Benton and were dispersed throughout Montana Territory for use in gold camps and frontier towns.

After passing up the Missouri en route to Oregon inMeriwether Lewis launched his canoe back to St. Louis in from the area that would become Fort Benton. In the critically acclaimed Steamboat Legacy, the first book of her Missouri River trilogy, Dorothy Heckmann Shrader told the poignant tale of her grandparent's Steamboat Treasures, she traces the writing and career of her wonderfully outspoken uncle, Steamboat Bill Hechmann, the Mark Twain of the Missouri River.

The Piasa. According to the book “Hidden Animals: A Field Guide to Batsquatch, Chupacabra, and Other Elusive Creatures,” by Michael Newton, inpassengers on a steamboat traveling up the Missouri River saw a “great undulating serpent” in the sky that breathed fire.

Buy Steamboat up the Missouri, by Marian T Place (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Marian T Place. The Missouri River --The extension of steamboating from St. Louis to Fort Benton --The expansion of steamboating on the Upper Missouri, --The peak of St.

Louis dominance of trade on the Upper Missouri, --Sioux City replaces St. Louis as headquarters from Upper Missouri navigators --The rise of steamboat ports above Sioux.

History of Early Steamboat Navigation on the Missouri River: Life and Adventures of Joseph La Barge Volume 4 of American explorers series Volume 1 of History of Early Steamboat Navigation on the Missouri River: Life and Adventures of Joseph La Barge, Hiram Martin Chittenden: Author: Hiram Martin Chittenden: Publisher: F.

Harper,   The Missouri went through open country that was subject to tornadoes, violent thunderstorms, and fierce gales that could literally blow the shallow-drafted steamers over. Prairie fires could blister the paint when the current forced a steamboat close to the bank and passengers were often tormented by clouds of mosquitoes.

Missouri River Steamboats. likes. Steamers on the Big Muddy and life along the Missouri River. Please feel free to contribute your photographs. History of Early Steamboat Navigation On the Missouri River: Life and Adventures of Joseph La Barge by Chittenden, Hiram Martin and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.

About the Book Very late in the Civil War Confederate Colonel Thaddius Kingsley and the tattered remnants of his regiment board the steamboat West Wind in St. Joseph, Missouri. He tells Captain Zachary Cole that the war is lost and they are heading for the goldfields in Montana so they can return to their homes with the resources needed to rebuild.

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The first steamboat up the Missouri River, the INDEPENDENCE, ran from St. Louis to the vicinity of the Chariton River as early as The second boat up the river was the WESTERN ENGINEER, which made it almost up to the Yellowstone River – a journey of almost 3 months, one way.

Book recommendations: Wild Rivers, Wooden Boats, Michael Gillespie. This is a still from the movie Steamboat Round the Bend. Stakes were so high in the race, the lead boats had flames coming from their stacks.* Search thousands of historic images indexed below, including waybills, documents, steamboats in the movies, model boats, ephemera, illustrations, photos, and Dave Thomson pages.

Please write to us* concerning commercial use. The Arabia is a side wheeler steamboat that sank in the Missouri River near what today is Kansas City, Kansas, on September 5, The boat sank after hitting a tree snag submerged in the river, and was rediscovered in by a team of local researchers.

Today, the artifacts recovered from the site are housed in the Arabia Steamboat Museum. The Bertrand, was carrying cargo up the Missouri River to Virginia City, Montana Territory, when, on April 1,under the command of Captain James Yore, the steamboat struck a submerged log in the Desoto Bend of the Missouri River, about 25 miles (40 km) upstream from Omaha, less than ten minutes, it sank in 12 feet ( m) of water.

In the steamboat’s glory days right before the Civil War, there would be on average, 60 boats traveling through different ports along the Missouri River each day.

Cargo of agricultural products, furs and settlers would move up and down the river. From St. Louis to Montana. But, the river was turbulent and unpredictable back then. The trouble was that ice closed the upper Missouri four to six months of the year, preventing steamboat traffic. Marsh made his first trip to the upper Missouri as mate of Marcella intransporting supplies for Brig.

Gen. Alfred Sully’s inconclusive expedition against the Sioux. Marsh saw the river’s potential. Steamboats played a major role in the 19th-century development of the Mississippi River and its tributaries by allowing the practical large-scale transport of passengers and freight both up- and down-river.

Using steam power, riverboats were developed during that time which could navigate in shallow waters as well as upriver against strong currents. After the development of railroads.

But Kansas City residents are not so quick to give it up. "It needs to be in Kansas City. It belongs here," said Mertensmeyer.

"That steamboat was running up .Credit: ~ Brackenridge's Journal of a Voyage up the Missouri River inby H. Brackenridge. Quote: ~ The keel-boat which my brothers had inI think, was the first which navigated the Kansas river.

After I came the keel boat was used altogether on the Kaw River (Kansas River).