P-025: Golden Eagle River Museum Collection

The Golden Eagle River Museum Collection consists of documents and photographs related to the inland rivers of the United States, especially the vessels and people that work them. For a complete finding aid of the collection, including its non-digitized materials, please see the Golden Eagle River Museum Collection page.
Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library
Golden Eagle River Museum Photographs and Images
The images of the Golden Eagle River Museum Collection consist of photographs, drawings and other images of vessels and people that work or worked on the inland waterways of the United States, as well as towns and landmarks along the rivers.
Golden Eagle River Museum Scrapbooks, Logbooks and Ledgers
These logbooks and ledgers contain steamboat-related documents such as coal books, boat logs, and Eagle Packet Company ledgers.
P-025 Bruckner, Edward Narrative About Breaking of 1910 Ice Gorge at St. Louis
This narrative was written by Edward Thomas Bruckner, a mate aboard the steamer Republic, on January 15, 1910. In it, he details the breaking of the 1910 ice gorge at St. Louis. The damage caused by this event would forever reshape river commerce on the Mississippi. Entire fleets were destroyed and companies collapsed, paving the way for new names in the river trade.

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