The "America" was built in Jeffersonville from the hull and machinery of the old "Indiana" in 1917. She ran as a packet for several years and then was converted to an excursion boat. She burned at Jeffersonville, Indiana in 1930. The "America" is seen here at the Madison riverbank taking on passengers for an American Boy excursion trip to Rose Island sponsored by the Marks and Benson Clothing Store. Photograph taken circa 1927
Harry Lemen, photographer
River to Rail and Lemen Collection
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