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Kanawha was a 200 foot long steam-powered luxury yacht initially built in 1899 for millionaire industrialist & financier Henry Huttleston Rogers (1840–1909). One of the key men in the Standard Oil Trust, Rogers was one of the last of the robber barons of the Gilded Age. He was also a "secret" philanthropist. Rogers was a major developer of coal & railroad properties in West Virginia along the Kanawha River. Aboard the Kanawha, he frequently hosted his friends, including humorist Mark Twain

Kanawha was a 200 foot long steam-powered luxury yacht initially built in 1899 for millionaire industrialist & financier Henry Huttleston Rogers (1840–1909). One of the key men in the Standard Oil Trust, Rogers was one of the last of the robber barons of the Gilded Age. He was also a "secret" philanthropist. Rogers was a major developer of coal & railroad properties in West Virginia along the Kanawha River. Aboard the Kanawha, he frequently hosted his friends, including humorist Mark Twain

USS Wadena (SP-158) was a converted yacht patrol vessel of the United States Navy during World War I]. She was built in 1891 in Cleveland, Ohio as a steam yacht for Jeptha Homer Wade II of Cleveland and New York City. During her Navy career, Wadena made several trips escorting submarine chasers across the Atlantic Ocean, and, later, patrolling in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Wadena came to the aid of sinking tug Mariner and rescued all of her crew.

USS Wadena (SP-158) was a converted yacht patrol vessel of the United States Navy during World War I]. She was built in 1891 in Cleveland, Ohio as a steam yacht for Jeptha Homer Wade II of Cleveland and New York City. During her Navy career, Wadena made several trips escorting submarine chasers across the Atlantic Ocean, and, later, patrolling in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Wadena came to the aid of sinking tug Mariner and rescued all of her crew.

Delphine-steam yacht, Great Lakes Ship, Registry No. US. 221218, Built 1921

Delphine-steam yacht, Great Lakes Ship, Registry No. US. 221218, Built 1921

Halvorsen Boat, Endeavor 38

Halvorsen Boat, Endeavor 38

Harrison T. Drummond's steam yacht White Heather seen in 1901.

Harrison T. Drummond's steam yacht White Heather seen in 1901.

Cornelius Vanderbilt III’s North Star (233 long, 30 feet wide) was Neily’s first ocean-going steam yacht named for his great-grandfather’s yacht in which he cruised around the world. He and Mrs. Vanderbilt entertained the King and Queen of England (Edward VII), Kaiser Wilhelm II and President Theodore Roosevelt. Mrs. Vanderbilt’s dinner service made for the yacht included 108 plates. As his wife’s social calendar became more active, Mr. Vanderbilt spent more time aboard his yacht.

Cornelius Vanderbilt III’s North Star (233 long, 30 feet wide) was Neily’s first ocean-going steam yacht named for his great-grandfather’s yacht in which he cruised around the world. He and Mrs. Vanderbilt entertained the King and Queen of England (Edward VII), Kaiser Wilhelm II and President Theodore Roosevelt. Mrs. Vanderbilt’s dinner service made for the yacht included 108 plates. As his wife’s social calendar became more active, Mr. Vanderbilt spent more time aboard his yacht.

The 143-ton steam yacht "Dungeness" was built by Maryland Steel at Sparrows Point, MD. The original owner was listed as Mrs. L. C. Carnegie. It was delivered on June 12, 1894.

The 143-ton steam yacht "Dungeness" was built by Maryland Steel at Sparrows Point, MD. The original owner was listed as Mrs. L. C. Carnegie. It was delivered on June 12, 1894.

The steam yacht Warrior, date and location unknown. This may have been owned by Alexander S. Cochran.

The steam yacht Warrior, date and location unknown. This may have been owned by Alexander S. Cochran.

Russian Imperial Yacht Standart.  The c5,500 ton Standart was commissioned by Tsar Alexander III in Copenhagen. It was launched in 1895 and was 116 meters long, which made it the largest yacht in the world at that time. Outfitted with ornate fixtures, including mahogany paneling, crystal chandeliers, and other amenities (including a stable with a cow to provide the imperial children with fresh milk) it was a floating palace for the Russian Imperial Family for their vacations in the Baltic…

Russian Imperial Yacht Standart. The c5,500 ton Standart was commissioned by Tsar Alexander III in Copenhagen. It was launched in 1895 and was 116 meters long, which made it the largest yacht in the world at that time. Outfitted with ornate fixtures, including mahogany paneling, crystal chandeliers, and other amenities (including a stable with a cow to provide the imperial children with fresh milk) it was a floating palace for the Russian Imperial Family for their vacations in the Baltic…

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