No problem Jerry, glad I could help. I really didn't know if anyone would be interested in the story. You should really try to find the Botkin book; it's a fascinating read for anyone interested in river history. It's a collection of stories from original sources. You might try getting ahold of Travis at the Howard museum, they may have a copy for sale. Also I find many river "treasures" in the CJ archives. Up until about 1920 they had regular river news daily with the arrivals and departures each day; steamboats were a major part of the city's commerce.