Nice set of cards for the Clipper! She was a post WW2 reconstruction project for George Sharp ( she started life as the Juniata built about the turn of the century). Nice set of cards … and they are all there with 2 jokers in the original box!
A nice little blue matted print of the Belle! She is still chugging along today … long after the DQ went to retirement in Tennessee. I wonder who challenges her in the Great Steamboat Race at Derby Dime … Maybe the little Julia Belle Swan? The artist is Robert Conely.
Here is a rare one … nice souvenir pennant for the paddle steamer Avalon. She started life as the Idlewild .. and since the 60’s has been the beloved Belle of Louisville! I have been aboard a few times …and I stop and see her any time I cross the 31/ Stansifer street bridge in Louisville. Excellent condition except the typical pin holes from display use and missing one set of the tiebacks.
Nice little pamphlet for the Winona Steamboat Museum and their little steamboat Julius C Wilkie. Concisely covers steamboat history all around the Minnesota region of the Mississippi river.
After the Columbian exposition , The whaleback Christopher Columbus was purchased by the Goodrich line for use as passenger service form Chicago to points north (specifically Milwaukee). There is an amazing model of the CC at Navy Pier in Chicago … very interesting maritime hull design that was specific to the great lakes system.
Great historical work on the Howard Ohio river ship/ boat building. The Howard works still churn out maritime work today … mostly barge work for the inland river fleets. I have been to the Howard home and Steamboat museum … it is a beautiful place packed with Hoosier riverboat history.
Oh if only these 3 were still plying the American inland waters! Only the Americian Queen is in active service today (under different owners). The DQ herself is currently a B&B type hotel … and the MQ was deemed so full of mold that she is slowly being scrapped. Buying this plate was a way to support saving these ladies way before thier final demise! Great condition!
As I type this , I am about 1/2 mile from where the Milwaukee Clipper is docked today. This photo pack would have been offered in her gift shop before she was withdrawn from her daily service between Milwaukee Wi and Muskegon MI. Nice views from all over her decks and interiors!
SS Delta King and Queen: A wonderful book on the DK and DQ which tells their 2 very different stories right up till the 1990’s. Full of photos and author signed. Great like new condition
12 Riverboat images in a folio by noted artist Lexie Palmore. These are nicely done and printed on medium weight stock …very suitable for framing … sample Delta Queen image is shown. This folio was from the Frank Braynard collection.
1938 Route map for the HRDL services.Great map of the route on one side … the other side panels with Information and a few pictures. Shows the steamers Alexander Hamilton, Robert Fulton, Hendrick Hudson and Peter Stuyvesant on the covers. Excellent little phamplet and map.
Giant post card for the George Sharp designed Aquarama. she was the “oceanliner” of the great lakes durning the 50’s and 60’s. She was just towed to turkey for scrapping about 2 years ago after languishing at several locations on the Great Lakes for the past 3 decades. Mint and Unused