Riverboat postcards


Riverboat postcards



Set of 5 black and white postcards in envelope labeled "Riverboat postcards." Images show steamboats in various locations on the Mississippi River. All images copyright John M. Zielinski or Dave Garrison. Undated, possibly produced in 1960s-1980s. Part of the Cal R. Fremling collection. Postcard index: - Mississippi Steamboats. Three boats (steamers St. Paul, Silver Crescent and J.S. [John Streckfus]) docked at Davenport, Iowa. The Silver Crescent was a log rafting boat, while the larger boats ran mostly excursions. - Steamboat "Burlington." Built in Pittsburgh in 1837. Shipped furs, and such notable passengers as John C. Fremont and artist George Catlin. Photo courtesy of Dave Garrison. - Steamboat "Saint Paul." An expensive excursion boat built in St. Louis in 1883. It weighed well over 200 tons and was 300 feet long. Paddlewheel had 26' diameter. - Steamboat "North Star." A Mississippi River log raft boat, built in the mid 1850s. Photo was taken in Davenport, Iowa. - Steamboat "J.S." A popular excursion boat of the early 1900s, named for John Streckfus, of the Streckfus Line that operated on the Upper Mississippi.

Publication Date





Winona, Minnesota


Mississippi River; Post cards; Post card; Postcard; Steam boat; River boats; Davenport Iowa


Special Collections-Library

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Requests to reproduce this image must be granted by the Winona County Historical Society.

Contributing Institution

Winona County History Center-Armory Museum

Riverboat postcards