Packet Officers

Five luxurious packets were expressly designed and built for the Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Packet Line:

                                                            Built     End
    (1)  Katie Stockdale                          1877     1888-9
    (2)  Keystone State                          1890     1926
    (3)  Iron Queen                                1892     1895
    (4)  Virginia                                      1895-6   1926
    (5)  Queen City                                 1897     1929
 

The names of the officers of each packet have been gleaned from various sources.  By no means is the list deemed complete or ordered by date of service.  Names to fill in the gaps of information will be greatly appreciated.   

 

Katie Stockdale          

Str Katie Stockdale (From the Collection of the UW La Crosse Murphy Library Special Collections)

Str Katie Stockdale (From the Collection of the UW La Crosse Murphy Library Special Collections)

Built 1877.
Dismantled 1888-9.  Engines, whistle, and roof bell installed on the Keystone State.

 

 

Captain Clerk Pilot Mate Engineer
Thomas S Calhoon
AJ McConnell
Thomas S Sandford
 
 
 
Nat Eathart
J Harry Ollum
 
 
 
Mart F  Noll
 
 
 
 
Chas M Buchanan
 
 
 
 
Clark Barringer
 
 
 
 
Chas W Knox
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Keystone State           

Keystone State steam12059r[1] (2)Built 1890.
Sold 1926.

 

Captain Clerk Pilot Mate Engineer
Thomas S Calhoon
Charles W Knox
Thomas S Sandford
Ben Baker
George Knox
Charles W Knox
William Kimble
J Harry Ollum
Richard Pharris
Charles McDaniel
 
Augustus Martindill
William Anderson
Thos Martin
Grant Paige
 
Karl Crawford
Dayton Randolph
Eugene Morris
 
 
J Presley Ellison
Chas Prall
 
 
 
AL Voeghtley
Ed McLaughlin
 
 
 
Daniel Lacey
 
 
 
 
Henry Best
 
 
 
 
Logan Noll
 
 
 
 
George Donally
 
 
 
 
William Barringer
 
 
 

 

 

Iron Queen    

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

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

Built 1892.
Burned 1895.

 

Captain Clerk Pilot Mate Engineer
John M Philips
Robert H Kerr
Dayton Randolph
Ort Shriver
William Bell
Thomas S Calhoon
George McCollough
James Rowley
Hod Knowles
James Ellison
 
Clayton Agnew
Ed McLaughlin
 
 
 
AL Voeghtley
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Virginia          

 

 

The Virginia Postcard (F Nash Collection).

The Virginia Postcard (F Nash Collection).

Built 1895-6.
Sold 1926.

 

Captain Clerk Pilot Mate Engineer
Thomas S Calhoon
Robert H Kerr
Thomas S Sandford
John Sweeney
George Johnston
Thomas S Sandford
William Kimble
J Harry Ollum
Hod Knowles
 
Alfred Pennywit
Daniel Lacey
James Martin
 
 
 
George McCollough
William Anderson
 
 
 
Clayton Agnew
Dwight Hollister
 
 
 
Wm C Lepper
 
 
 
 
Clyde Packard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Queen City     

Queen City on Ohio 1912Built 1897.
Sold before 1929.

 

Captain Clerk Pilot Mate Engineer
Thomas S Sandford
James Gardener
J Harry Ollum
 
George Knox
Robert R Agnew
Daniel Lacey
Philip Anshutz
 
Charles Paige
Arthur B Brown
Unk Chapman
Anthony Meldahl
 
CA Watson
J Presley Ellison
C Boyd Taylor
 
 
William Watson
John Sweeney
William R Barringer
 
 
 
 
AB Browne
 
 
 
 
Charles Howard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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