As to steamboats — this feature may be of help —
The entry on the Pennsylvania is on this page —
The most knowledgeable steamboat scholar who I know who continues to
research Twain’s steamboat career is Michael Marleau.
On Monday, August 30, 2021, Peter Clark <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Following up some more on Sam's first trip to New Orleans that Scott is
> (Thanks, Miki, for your clarification regarding the reference you
> 1) Does anyone have any insight as to the identity of Ward- who Sam
> mentioned accompanying to South America?
> 2) Has anyone done research on the steamboats that Sam worked on, similar
> to what Scott is doing regarding Sam/MT's train trips? Most importantly,
> Re: the Pennsylvania:
> a) Details of Sam first coming on board the Pennsylvania.
> b) Details re: the Vicksburg ramming the Pennsylvania while Sam was on
> 3) Could anyone help with documentation of:
> a. Who owned the Pennsylvania?
> b. Where was the Pennsylvania built?