Steamboat Rockledge

Steamboat Rockledge
Steamboat Rockledge, which was operated by Richard Porson Paddison, on the Indian River, Florida.
Original Format
2cm x 3cm
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Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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Oct 04 2013

The Steamer ROCKLEDGE was originally called the GOVERNOR WORTH (after NC Governor). It ran on the Cape Fear river for many years and then was brought to Florida and the India River by Capt. Richard P. Paddison. It was used as a floating hotel by railroad workers and eventually made its way to the Miami, FL shoreline. It became a derelict, rotting on the shore and was towed out and sunk about 3 miles offshore in Nov. 13, 1913.

Bill Gibson, II Sep 28 2009

Captain Richard P. Paddison and wife, Mary Simpson (State Archives of Florida Online:

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