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ALLENA MAY formerly the General Meigs
Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 115’ X 20’ X 3’, 144 tons
Launched: 1864, Wheeling W. Va. p. Area: 1865, short trade upper Ohio R. Parkerburg – Pittsburgh trade. : later, went to New Orleans
Owners: Taken over by the United States Quartermaster Corps upon completion. : 1865, either Sept.12 or Oct 12, sold and renamed ALLENA MAY after daughter of Capt. Jonathan Hamilton, Gallipolis, Ohio, part owner.
Captain: 1865 – 1866, Jonathan Hamilton.