Description and Location
Sidewheel steamboat Thealka.
A sidewheel, batwing, steamboat built Paintsville, Ky., 1899.
Boat was supposed to have been named “The Alka” after the captain’s daughter, but painter ran the two words together.
Still running in 1902.
River (ferryboats, steamboats, towboats, wharves)
Photographic print copy
steamboats, Big Sandy River, Thealka, Batwing boats