Near Melba in Owyhee County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
It was intended to ply 105 miles between here and Old's Ferry. Once it even explored the river for 60 miles above here, astonishing the jackrabbits with its ambitious whistle. But business was poor and firewood for the boilers was scarce, and service stopped after a few trips. Finally in a hair-raising ride, the 136-foot, 300-ton boat was run down through Hell's Canyon and to the Columbia.
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 194.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 20.454′ N, 116° 36.237′ W. Marker is near Melba, Idaho, in Owyhee County. Marker is on State Highway 45 at milepost 10, half a mile south of Ferry Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Melba ID 83641, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Guffey Bridge Snake River Idaho (approx. 5 miles away); Givens Springs (approx. 7.3 miles away); Givens Hot Springs The Otter Massacre (approx. 9 miles away); The Murphy School House District 14 (approx. 9 miles away); War Eagle Mines (approx. 13½ miles away); Diamond Gulch (approx. 13½ miles away).
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 854 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.