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Coeur d'Alene in Kootenai County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Lake Steamers

 
 
Lake Steamers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 9, 2018
1. Lake Steamers Marker
Inscription.   Built by the army in 1880 to carry hay and supplies for Fort Coeur d'Alene, the "Amelia Wheaton" was the first of a long list of steamers on this lake.
Commercial steamboating began in 1884 with the mining rush. In later years, fleets of tallfunnelled boats hauled freight, towed logs, and carried passengers and excursionists. Steamers served the lake and river communities until highways changed the transportation pattern.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 268.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 47° 38.888′ N, 116° 44.143′ W. Marker is in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, in Kootenai County. Marker is on East Coeur d'Alene Lake Drive near South Silver Beach Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6500 East Coeur d'Alene Lake Drive, Coeur D Alene ID 83814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coeur d'Alene Lake (approx. 4.4 miles away); Submerged Valley
Lake Steamers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 9, 2018
2. Lake Steamers Marker
(approx. 14 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Steamboats of Lake Coeur d'Alene -- Visit Harrison. Around 1900, excursion boats carrying as many as 1,000 people featured moonlight cruises, dining, and dancing. Amenities on the steamers were plush by standards of the day. They had comfortable stuffed couches, carpets and rugs, and electric lights. People from the booming frontier cities of Spokane and Coeur d'Alene dressed up and boarded the boats for pleasure excursions on the lake and up the Coeur d'Alene and St. Joe Rivers. (Submitted on September 3, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
The Steamer Idaho image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
3. The Steamer Idaho
The Steamer Georgia Oaks image. Click for full size.
By Vintage Postcard
4. The Steamer Georgia Oaks
Last Voyage of the Flyer image. Click for full size.
By Museum of North Idaho
5. Last Voyage of the Flyer
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 3, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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