SAM BROWN that JW knew was built in 1896, the third boat with this
name. JW writes about her during
she has various repairs detailed on several separate entries.
October 15, 1904 and again on
13, 1907 this boat has new fenders. JW writes about a big job
that started on
August 23, 1911.
Final entry is on
February 2, 1916 when the
SAM BROWN blows up in West Virginia.
The photos below show the destruction of a boiler explosion:
Photos above are from the collection of Captain Robert