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Steamboats on the upper Tombigbee

John Rodabough

Steamboats on the upper Tombigbee

by John Rodabough

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Published by Tombigbee Press in Hamilton, MS (P.O. Box 51, Hamilton 39746) .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Tombigbee River Valley (Miss. and Ala.),
  • Tombigbee River (Miss. and Ala.)
    • Subjects:
    • Steamboats -- Tombigbee River (Miss. and Ala.) -- History.,
    • Tombigbee River Valley (Miss. and Ala.) -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby John E. Rodabough ; edited by Helen M. Crawford ; drawings by Marilynne Bradley.
      ContributionsCrawford, Helen M.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF332.T6 R63 1985
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 87 p. :
      Number of Pages87
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2617068M
      LC Control Number85182508

      The Black Warrior/Tombigbee River Project has 6 locks and dams. The water areas above each of these is called a "pool". Pool levels may fluctuate due to local rain events but the pool's surface elevation should never fall below the "mean pool elevation", or M.S.L. Whether it is a ferry, a yacht, or an ocean liner, the sights and sounds of any passenger boat casting off from shore always call out to me. Last September, on a pellucid St. Louis evening, I was not merely an envious onlooker; I was aboard the luxurious steamboat Mississippi ing up the Mississippi River at about eight miles an hour, this stern-wheeler, built eleven years ago as a.

      The young boy was wearing a mint condition broad brimmed felt hat so I searched until a period style straw hat turned up in an early daguerreotype worn by a gent holding an Colt dragoon pistol. The image of the St. Louis steamboat landing was taken in by Thomas Easterly. T he 3 steamboats on the Mississippi behind "Huck" were the following. In light of COVID, community members are encouraged to create their own discussion groups — think mini book club — and to support these individual efforts, the library is providing discussion guides, a list of additional resources and a schedule of One Book watch parties to .

      The Eliza Battle was a Tombigbee River steamboat that ran a route between Columbus, Mississippi and Mobile, Alabama during the s. She was destroyed in a fire on the river near modern Pennington, Alabama on March 1, It was the greatest maritime disaster in Tombigbee River history, with an estimated thirty-three people killed, out of roughly sixty passengers and a crew of forty-five.   Book Profiles 19th Century Murder On Ohio River Steamboat. in his new book, majority leader is not the only Kentuckian to rise into significant power in the U.S. Congress's upper .


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Steamboats on the upper Tombigbee by John Rodabough Download PDF EPUB FB2

The title is a bit misleading since the book is really about steamboats on the upper Tombigbee and not the entire river. The subtitles imply more in-depth coverage of crews and river hazards than actually is contained. AT places there are repititious statements that are distracting/5(7). Steamboats on the upper Tombigbee Unknown Binding – January 1, by John Rodabough (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer Author: John Rodabough. The title is a bit misleading since the book is really about steamboats on the upper Tombigbee and not the entire river.

The subtitles imply more in-depth coverage of crews and river hazards Steamboats on the upper Tombigbee book actually is contained. AT places there are repititious statements that are distracting. Nevertheless, the author's depth of research is quite good and /5(7).

While visiting relatives in LA (Lower Alabama) I came across a copy of Rufus Ward’s book The Tombigbee River Steamboats: Rollodores, Dead Heads, and takes a look at Alabama’s almost forgotten steamboat era from the s to the s, in which the steamboats plying the Mobile, Alabama, Warrior and Tombigbee rivers dominated the economic scene.

The title is a bit misleading since the book is really about steamboats on the upper Tombigbee and not the entire river. The subtitles imply more in-depth coverage of crews and river hazards than actually is contained.

AT places there are repititious statements that are distracting/5. A steamboat was first constructed on the lower river at St. Stephens, Alabama, in and steamers were on the upper part of the Tombigbee by Tombigbee River History Historian Rufus Ward, project coordinator for the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Transportation Museum, which is being developed in Columbus, MS, has identified approximately.

The first steamboat arrived at Columbus in For almost years they were the principal means of shipping and passenger service along the Upper Tombigbee River. According to Rufus Ward, author of The Tombigbee River Steamboats: Rollodores, Dead Heads, and Side-wheelers, the Eliza Battle was a side-wheeler steamboat that weighed tons.

She had a reputation for great quality and great size among the steamboats of the Upper Tombigbee trade. The steamboat Magnolia, shown at the Claiborne, Ala. landing’s cotton slide in The Magnolia was in the Upper Tombigbee River trade in the.

A steamboat is a boat that is propelled primarily by steam power, typically driving propellers or oats sometimes use the prefix designation SS, S.S. or S/S (for 'Screw Steamer') or PS (for 'Paddle Steamer'); however, these designations are most often used for steamships.

The term steamboat is used to refer to smaller, insular, steam-powered boats working on lakes and rivers. (ebook) Tombigbee River Steamboats: Rollodores, Dead Heads and Side-Wheelers () from Dymocks online store.

The Tombigbee River flows through the history of Alabama. In "Steamboats," he plumbed 19th century documents, newspapers and magazines to recreate the dynasty and decline of the storied boats on the Upper Tombigbee River from the s to the s. Inthe first steamboat, "Cotton Plant" under Captain Chandler, reached as high as the Port.

Navigation on the upper Tombigbee was seasonal at best. During the winter when the river was high, steamboats could travel as high as Camargo on Town Creek or Fulton on the river. Tombigbee River Boat Landing at Columbus, Mississippi postcard post marked Febru No.

C Published by Divelbiss Book Store Columbus, Mississippi Printed in Germany by LITHO CHROME Leipzig, Berlin, Dresden Larger boat in background: MARY S.

BLEES Sternwheel Packet Way's Packet Directory Numbers The Tombigbee River flows through the history of Alabama and Mississippi, connecting the Black Prairie cotton belt of northeast Mississippi and west Alabama to Mobile and the Gulf of Mexico.

In the early s, it became the regional artery of commerce and trade, with steamboats carrying cotton to the port of Mobile and then returning upriver. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations, maps ; 23 cm: Contents: Introduction: The Tombigbee River --The beginnings: pirogues, keelboats, and flats --The first steamboats --Evolution of the Tombigbee steamboat --The crews --Floating palaces --The Eliza Battle --War time and the Alice Vivian --Railroads and revival --Vienna and the turn of.

The miles long White River flows through Arkansas and Missouri. As many smaller rivers at that time, in the mid 19th century the White River was important transportation facility for the farmers to bring their crops to market, mainly Memphis and New Orleans.

Massive, richly documented history of Mississippi steamboating from voyage of the Virginia in to about Experiments of Robert Fulton, steamboats as cargo carriers, steamboats in Indian affairs, during the Civil War, much more. Over illustrations, including numerous rare 19th-century photographs and engravings, maps and other documentation.4/5(1).

Commercial steamboat traffic on the Tombigbee River, between Columbus or Aberdeen and Mobile, was all but ended by the Civil War. The winter high water of saw nine different steamboats.

Old Times on the Upper Mississippi Recollections of a Steamboat Pilot from to (Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage Book Series), by George Byron Merrick. Read book review at this site: click here. Click here to buy it now. A-Rafting on the Mississip' (Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage Book Series), by Charles Edward Russell Click here to buy it now.

But in general steamboat history is not big business – usually you’ll find a river room or even only a small corner in a museum that takes care of river related memorabilia and some pieces from old steamboats like a steam gauge, a captain’s hat, some log books or a name sign of a boat.When talking about the Lower Mississippi River, it’s the section downriver from the confluence of the Ohio River and Mississippi River at Cairo, IL, all the way to the delta, about 1, miles.

There are no locks and dams like on the Upper Mississippi River, however the river is constrainedby levees and dikes for flood control and to maintain a safe navigation channel for the towing industry.An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip.

Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio An illustration of a " floppy disk. DTIC ADA Historic Settlement in the Upper Tombigbee Valley.

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