• Created Date
  • 1930
  • Description
  • This boat was built in 1910 by Howard as the "J. H. Menge" and later the "M. A. Burke," a cotton packet. It was sold to the Louisville and Cincinnati Packet Company in 1919 and then was sent to Mount City for extensive alterations before being given the name "John W. Hubbard." Hubbard was the general manager of the company. The main reason for the purchase of the John W. Hubbard was that, after the winter of 1917-1918 when the "City of Cincinn... more
    This boat was built in 1910 by Howard as the "J. H. Menge" and later the "M. A. Burke," a cotton packet. It was sold to the Louisville and Cincinnati Packet Company in 1919 and then was sent to Mount City for extensive alterations before being given the name "John W. Hubbard." Hubbard was the general manager of the company. The main reason for the purchase of the John W. Hubbard was that, after the winter of 1917-1918 when the "City of Cincinnati" and "City of Louisville" were lost in the ice gorge, the company was reduced to two small steamers. Then they bought the "Queen City" and the "Andes," built from the ice damaged "Loucinda." They also purchased the "M. A. Burke" and christened her "John W. Hubbard." Finally, they added the "Kentucky" and built the "Cincinnati." At first it seemed the company would make a success of it, but in a few years good overland roads and the success of the railroads brought the hundred year old company down. The Greene Line purchased the "John W. Hubbard" but never ran her. She was beached at the upper end of Jeffersonville. Picture taken circa 1930. 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.