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Vintage Mississippi Linen Postcard Vicksburg Moonlight Old Man River Steam Boat

Vintage Mississippi Linen Postcard Vicksburg Moonlight Old Man River Steam Boat

1812- Passenger steamboats begin sailing up the Mississippi River.

1816 - double decked steamboat, Washington, arrives in New Orleans

Steamboats were created by James Watt in 1769. The first steamboats carried passengers from Philadelphia and Burlington, New Jersey. John Fitch was granted his first patent for a steamboat in 1791.

The History of Steamboats

Daguerreotype A daguerreotype of the Ben Campbell steamship at landing, between 1852 and of Congress

Steamboat "William Howard" moored at a langing on the Ocklawaha River - Putnam County, Florida

Over digitized photographs from the State Library and Archives of Florida.

St. John's River

White Border Postcard Boating Through Tropical Scenery On The St.

Steamboat Parker.  The boat is stuck on the Mississippi river because the river has frozen over.  If you look closely, you can see three people walking across the river.  Vintage by Lins

The boat is stuck on the Mississippi river because the river has frozen over. If you look closely, you can see three people walking across the river. Vintage by Lins

River boat Okeehumkee of Hart's Line on the Ocklawaha River

River boat Okeehumkee of Hart's Line on the Ocklawaha River

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