Riverboats were frequently chartered for picnic excursions on the St. John River. Here 3 are seen after depositing their passengers at a river wharf.

Riverboats were frequently chartered for picnic excursions on the St. Here 3 are seen after depositing their passengers at a river wharf.

Summer picnicking along the St. John River formed a big part of the business for the riverboats by the early 1900's. Here we see the Victoria and other steamers moored near a picnic grounds.

Summer picnicking along the St. John River formed a big part of the business for the riverboats by the early Here we see the Victoria and other steamers moored near a picnic grounds.

This early spring photograph shows the Majestic passing a river lighthouse. These structures were very important navigation markers on the St. John River.

This early spring photograph shows the Majestic passing a river lighthouse. These structures were very important navigation markers on the St.

The last stern-wheeler built to serve on the St. John River, the Hampton had a long career, from 1906 till 1930.  The last stern-wheeler built to serve on the St. John River, the Hampton had a long career, from 1906 till 1930.

The last stern-wheeler built to serve on the St. John River, the Hampton had a long career, from 1906 till The last stern-wheeler built to serve on the St. John River, the Hampton had a long career, from 1906 till

This small, but economical steamer sailed on the St. John River from 1917 until 1933. The Premier is one of the few boats to consistently make a profit.

This small, but economical steamer sailed on the St. John River from 1917 until The Premier is one of the few boats to consistently make a profit.

The Ida Whittier served on the upper St. John River between 1868 and 1875, till she and several others were put out of service by the New Brunswick Railway.

The Ida Whittier served on the upper St. John River between 1868 and till she and several others were put out of service by the New Brunswick Railway.

This small 93 foot vessel, the Belleisle, had a unique feature, a deck extension over the stern paddlewheel. She lasted from 1885 till 1892.

This small 93 foot vessel, the Belleisle, had a unique feature, a deck extension over the stern paddlewheel. She lasted from 1885 till

The first and only diesel propelled riverboat, the D.J. Purdy 1 voyaged from 1924 till 1946. She was the last boat to give regular service on the St. John River.

The first and only diesel propelled riverboat, the D. Purdy 1 voyaged from 1924 till She was the last boat to give regular service on the St.

The last large steamer to enter service on the St. John River was the Westchester.  She served from 1930 till 1938 then was transferred in the latter year to the St. Lawrence River.

The last large steamer to enter service on the St. John River was the Westchester. She served from 1930 till 1938 then was transferred in the latter year to the St.

The Majestic negotiating the spring ice flows during a spring passage on the St. John River.

The Majestic negotiating the spring ice flows during a spring passage on the St.


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