• Creator
  • Harry Lemen, photographer
  • Created Date
  • 1940
  • Description
  • The "Froman M. Coots" began life as a steam ferry built for the Wiggins Ferry Company of St. Louis. At that time she was called the "W. S. McChesney, Jr." She served the Louisville and Jeffersonville areas. It was converted to diesel-electric drive for her side wheels in 1925 and was renamed the "Froman M. Coots." She was later sold to the Ohio River Transit Company and made the Louisville to Cincinnati run. At the end of her life she was used... more
    The "Froman M. Coots" began life as a steam ferry built for the Wiggins Ferry Company of St. Louis. At that time she was called the "W. S. McChesney, Jr." She served the Louisville and Jeffersonville areas. It was converted to diesel-electric drive for her side wheels in 1925 and was renamed the "Froman M. Coots." She was later sold to the Ohio River Transit Company and made the Louisville to Cincinnati run. At the end of her life she was used as a wharf boat. Photograph taken late 1930s or early 1940s. less
  • Format
  • photograph
  • Rights
  • Permission to reproduce this image for other than personal use must be requested from the Director of the Madison-Jefferson County Public Library. Please contact at 420 W. Main St., Madison, IN 47250 (812) 265-2744.