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Hyku Cookbook: Operating Area

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Operating area

This field is recommended if available for Howard Steamboat Museum images. 

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Yes. Enter each operating area in the same field, separated by a semicolon and a space.

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Definition Describes the areas where the steamboat operated.

Sue Finley researched this in published sources:

  • Way, Frederick. Way’s Packet Directory, 1848-1994: Passenger Steamboats of the Mississippi River System Since the Advent of Photography in Mid-continent America, Athens, Ohio: Ohio University, 1994.
  • Way, Frederick. Way’s Steam Towboat Directory. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University, c. 1990.
  • Fishbaugh, Charles Preston, From Paddle Wheels to Propellers: the Howard Ship Yards of Jeffersonville in the Story of Steam navigation on the Western Rivers. Indianapolis, Indiana: Indiana Historical Society, 1970.

Use the correct form of the place name when available in Library of Congress Authorities.


Mississippi River; New Orleans (La.); Lake Providence (La.)

Black Warrior River (Ala.)