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Built in Mound City, IL.

1911 – First Mississippi tour.

1917-18 – Jan. Sank near Mt. Vernon, IN. Towboat: Jewell. Capt. Otto Hitner. [1]

1927 – Starts season April 25th in Evansville, IN. [2] (09/30) Ends season due to an accident. [3]

1930 – (01/17) Mt. Vernon (18 years ago last visit). [4]

1931 – (01/25) New Orleans. [5]

1933 – 3rd showboat sold to New Orleans (built after the war). Captain Daniel Otto Hitner. Daughter: Hope Wallace Marcott. [6]

1939 – Hitner home in St. Petersburg, Fl. [7] Died 05/31/1939 [8]

  1. http://www.riverboatdaves.com/riverboats/sboats.html
  2. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=gKELAAAAIBAJ&sjid=0FQDAAAAIBAJ&dq=otto%20hitner&pg=6061%2C108794
  3. The Evening Independent 09/30/1927
  4. http://fultonhistory.com/Newspaper 18/Mount Vernon NY Daily Argus/Mount Vernon NY Daily Argus 1930/Mount Vernon NY Daily Argus 1930 - 0289.pdf
  5. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=uM1PAAAAIBAJ&sjid=slQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5659%2C4716940
  6. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=uM1PAAAAIBAJ&sjid=slQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5659%2C4716940
  7. The Evening Independent 04/19/1939 “Famed Showboat Folks Now Making Home Here”
  8. St. Petersburg Times

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