Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Str. America at Louisville

Threaded View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Ohio River Mile 545.9


    Here are a couple of circa 1910 photos of river baptisms with the sternwheel ferry LEON. The first photo, which must have an entire congregation aboard, was probably taken with the LEON shoved-in at Carrollton. The other photo shows Carrollton in the distance, and was taken exactly where the BARBARA H landing is today, at Lamb, Indiana.
    The LEON came out in 1895, and was almost the first gasboat on the Ohio River, but the Turner Brothers of Madison came out with the gasboat/packet WHITE DOVE earlier that year.
    Alan, the chicken coop in our backyard was made from the cabin on the LEON, and the RESOLUTE is currently stored in it.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	leon_baptism1x.jpg 
Views:	377 
Size:	64.4 KB 
ID:	256   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	leon_baptism2x.jpg 
Views:	374 
Size:	24.8 KB 
ID:	257  

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts