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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

This paddle wheeler makes us wish we were cruising the Mississippi River.

This paddle wheeler makes us wish we were cruising the Mississippi River.

Shorpy Historic Picture Archive :: Nettie Quill (Colorized): 1906 high-resolution photo

Shorpy Historic Picture Archive :: Nettie Quill (Colorized): 1906 high-resolution photo

mississippi river boat

George Devol

mississippi river boat

Mississippi River Boat, The "American" Paddle Wheels her way along the River

Mississippi River Boat, The "American" Paddle Wheels her way along the River

The SS Sultana, a Mississippi River paddlewheel steamboat, packed with 2,400 passengers, left Memphis and headed north.  Most of the passengers were union troops who had just been released from duty and were headed home.  The capacity of the ship was 376.  This severe overcrowding made the vessel top heavy and unstable.

The SS Sultana, a Mississippi River paddlewheel steamboat, packed with 2,400 passengers, left Memphis and headed north. Most of the passengers were union troops who had just been released from duty and were headed home. The capacity of the ship was 376. This severe overcrowding made the vessel top heavy and unstable.

St. Louis river front, mid 1800s

St. Louis river front, mid 1800s

America, Mississippi riverboat, circa 1900-1910. Note the group of convicts in prison stripes.

America, Mississippi riverboat, circa 1900-1910. Note the group of convicts in prison stripes.

steamboat images | left close up of a steamboat owned by william whigham right steamboat ...

steamboat images | left close up of a steamboat owned by william whigham right steamboat ...

Steamboat Carrying Bales of Cotton on the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 19th century

Steamboat Carrying Bales of Cotton on the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 19th century

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