Steamboat Rockledge


Title
Steamboat Rockledge
Description
Steamboat Rockledge, which was operated by Richard Porson Paddison, on the Indian River, Florida.
Date
1888
Original Format
negatives
Extent
2cm x 3cm
Local Identifier
0327-b4-fg-i3
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
Rights
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Comments

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. http://bgibson135.wordpress.com/2009/06/07/the-steamer-rockledge/

Bill Gibson, II Sep 28 2009

Captain Richard P. Paddison and wife, Mary Simpson (State Archives of Florida Online:http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/reference/rc17990.jpg

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