Str Iron Queen

Str Iron Queen (From the Collection of the UW La Crosse Murphy Library

According to an article in the Pittsburgh Daily Post dated 23 Mar 1895, Capt Thomas S Calhoon took command of the Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Packet Line str Iron Queen.  To honor the change of command, a leather chair was presented to Capt Calhoon by Capt James Henderson on behalf of the crew of the str Keystone State.

A paragraph in the article also describes the coal shipping industry which was having “a good, steady run of business” even though there was not a large amount of coal in the Monongahela harbor.











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