Vessel Blueprint Database
Over 2,500 blueprints have been entered into this database from the Golden Eagle River Museum Collection (P25) which had been donated to the Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library. Most of these blueprints were given to the Golden Eagle River Museum from a dredgeboat captain in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Geroid Lix around 1998 or 1999 (1).And as can be seen in the following general drawer contents most of the original Golden Eagle River Museum blueprints relate to Mississippi River dredgeboats .
Drawer 1 Potter and Ockerson
Drawer 2 Potter and Ockerson
Drawer 3 Potter and Ockerson
Drawer 4 Ste. Genevieve
Drawer 5 Ste. Genevieve and Grafton (18.1 - 18.1.50)
Drawer 6 Ste. Genevieve and Grafton (18.1.51 - 18.4.12)
Drawer 7 Ste. Genevieve and Grafton (18.5 - 18.5.30)
Drawer 8 Ste. Genevieve and Grafton (18.6 - 18.6.65E)
Drawer 9 Ste. Genevieve and Grafton (18.6.66 - 18.8.49)
Drawer 10 Ste. Genevieve and Grafton (18.8.50 - 18.10.3E
Drawer 11 Ste. Genevieve and Grafton (18.10.4 - 18.10.39 - 18.11.63)
Drawer 12 Kennedy (18.12 - 18.35)
Drawer 13 Ft. Gage and Kennedy
Drawer 14 Pontoons
Drawer 15 Crane, Gaston G. Crane, Elsah
Blueprints from the Neil H. Whitehead Marine Collection (P16) and some from Streckfus Steamers Collection (P11) have also been added. Other blueprints are in the following Pott Library collections: Federal Barge Lines Collection (P2) and Claude N. Strauser, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (P12).
Howard Shipyards, Jeffersonville, IN blueprints have been indexed by the Lilly Library, Indiana University, who generously shared their database structure. Another large collection of blueprints are indexed in the Guide to the Records of the Ward Engineering Company: Maritime Innovators of Charleston, West Virginia.
1.Rahe, Ed, Steam-Powered Dredge Potter Still Going Strong, The Waterways Journal, November 4, 1996, Vol. 110, No. 32, p. 5, 13.