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Riverboats were frequently chartered for picnic excursions on the St. Here 3 are seen after depositing their passengers at a river wharf. Steamboats, Vintage Florida, New Brunswick, The St, Canoe, Vintage Prints, Picnic, River, History

Canoe to Steamboat: St. John River Travel

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

This early spring photograph shows the Majestic passing a river lighthouse. These structures were very important navigation markers on the St. Steam Boats, New Brunswick, The St, Early Spring, Canoe, Lighthouse, Markers, Photograph, Florida

Canoe to Steamboat: St. John River Travel

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

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. Old Boats, Steamboats, Old Florida, New Brunswick, The St, Pennies, Steamer, Canoe, Sailing

Canoe to Steamboat: St. John River Travel

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.

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. Vintage Florida, Old Florida, Steamboats, Steamers, New Brunswick, Summer Picnic, The St, Canoe, Vintage Prints

Canoe to Steamboat: St. John River Travel

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.

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. Steamboats, Saint John, The Dj, New Brunswick, One And Only, Canoe, Paddle, Diesel, Community

Canoe to Steamboat: St. John River Travel

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.

This small 93 foot vessel, the Belleisle, had a unique feature, a deck extension over the stern paddlewheel. She lasted from 1885 till Steamboats, Saint John, New Brunswick, Model Ships, The St, Canoe, Paddle, Deck, Florida

Canoe to Steamboat: St. John River Travel

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

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 Mississippi Queen, Steam Boats, Paddle Boat, Saint John, New Brunswick, Model Ships, The St, Pennies, Anchors

Canoe to Steamboat: St. John River Travel

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 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. St Lawrence, Steamboats, New Brunswick, The St, Steamer, Canoe, Community, River, History

Canoe to Steamboat: St. John River Travel

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 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. Steamboats, New Brunswick, The St, Canoe, Community, River, History, Outdoor, Outdoors

Canoe to Steamboat: St. John River Travel

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 Majestic negotiating the spring ice flows during a spring passage on the St. Steamboats, New Brunswick, The St, Canoe, Ice, History, Spring, Travel, Outdoor

Canoe to Steamboat: St. John River Travel

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

This image depicts the retirement of the last major riverboat, the D. Purdy Here she is in 1946 being escorted to a bay near Saint John by two tugboats. There she burned in Tugboats, Steamboats, Saint John, The Dj, New Brunswick, Canoe, Retirement, River, History

Canoe to Steamboat: St. John River Travel

This image depicts the retirement of the last major riverboat, the D.J. Purdy 1. Here she is in 1946 being escorted to a bay near Saint John by two tugboats. There she burned in 1948.