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Title Captain William D. Bowell Sr. Collection
Call Number MSS 75
Extent 1 folder
Dates of Creation 1886 - [ca. 1988]
Creator Captain William D. Bowell Sr. Collection
Scope & Content The collection contains information relating to the activities of the Paddelford Packet Boat Company which operated on Harriet Island in St. Paul, MN. It includes two brochures and Captain Bowell's business card when he acted as president of that organization. Also included are two photocopies of materials Captain Bowell used to research the Anson Northup, the namesake of a Minneapolis steamboat.
Admin/Biographical History Captain William D. Bowell Sr. founded the Paddelford Packet Boat Company in 1969. The Paddelford Company operated out of St. Paul, MN and offered riverboat tours of the Mississippi River from their home base on Harriet Island. Captain Bowell retired in 2001 and passed the company on to his nephew but only after supervising the construction of the University of Minnesota Centennial Showboat. He passed away in April of 2011.
Subjects Mississippi River
Padellford Packet Boat Company
Steamboats
Harriet Island (St. Paul, MN)
Access Conditions There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.
Copyrights The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright of the state of Minnesota which may be involved in the use of this collection.
Language of Material English
Archival History Donated by Captain Bowell ca. 1990
Containers Brochure – Historic Mississippi River Cruises (2 Copies), 1988
Business Card, William D. Bowell – President, [ca. 1988-1989]
Fifty Years in the Northwest by W.H.C. Folsom, 1888 (Photocopy)
The Anson Northrup, 1886 (Photocopy from MHS Collection)