According to Way's Packet Directory the "Homer Smith" was build by Howard's in 1914. The "Homer Smith" ran excursions on the lower Ohio in 1915 and briefly tried the Louisville and Cincinnati trade. It became a regular excursion boat at Pittsburg running tramp excursions in the spring. The "Homer Smith" was sold in 1928 to the Pittsburg Amusement Company. They renamed it the "Greater Pittsburgh". The boat burned in April of 1931. Arson was suspected but not proven. Photograph taken circa 1915
River to Rail and Lemen Collection
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