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Steamboat Building   in Elizabeth, PA

A Journal of daily activities at the Elizabeth Marine Ways 1898 to 1925 

Packet COLUMBIA

Home ] Up ] Tug WASH GRAY ] TOM DODSWORTH ] JOHN MOREN ] RIVAL ] SAILOR ] RELIEF ] Bulldozer Barge ] HARRY BROWN ] ALICE BROWN ] JOSH COOK ] J.C. RISHER ] S.H.H. CLARK ] TRANSIT ] J.B. FINLEY ] H. M. HOXIE ] RESOLUTE ] MARGARET ] Model Barge EMPEROR ] Model Barge DELAWARE ] [ Packet COLUMBIA ] TOM REES NO.2 ] MONITOR ] DUQUESNE ] W C. JUTTE ] Dredge #1 ] BOAZ ] CRUISER ] VESTA ] Dredge WESTERN ] Dredge W. C. JUTTE ] Dredge CYCLONE DIGGER ] STELLA MOREN ] LEE. H. BROOKS ] Model Barge 70 ] Model Barge MISSISSIPPI ] Model Barges 97 & 58 ] Model Barge 87 ]

 

 

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The Packet Columbia at the wharf in Monongahela, PA   Packet COLUMBIA at Pittsburgh Wharf    Postcard dated 1907   This photo of the Packet COLUMBIA is from the June 1969 S&D Reflector

This photo postcard of the Packet COLUMBIA at Morgantown, WV is dated 1909   Packet COLUMBIA at Morgantown Lock, postcard dated 1910.   Packet COLUMBIA at Greensboro, PA  1910  Photo from collection of Monongahlea River Buffs

Packets COLUMBIA and SUNSHINE dock at Pittsburgh wharf, dated 1910   Close up of Packet COLUMBIA   

Their were a total of eleven different boats with the name of COLUMBIA between 1845 and 1915, I believe the photos on this page are of the boat built in 1893 and the one built in 1903.

This COLUMBIA ran as a Packet Boat from 1893 to 1905 when she was sold to tow the showboat TEMPLE OF AMUSEMENT, the COLUMBIA sank in 1908 while towing the showboat. The photo below shows the COLUMBIA and TEMPLE OF AMUSEMENT at Elizabeth, PA .  JW writes in his journal during June 1907 that he does some repair work to the COLUMBIA and I will make an assumption that this could of been when the photo below was taken.

A promotional card for Crystal Pharmacy   

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