How old is the Natchez riverboat?
Founded more than 200 years ago in 1817, it is one of the oldest passenger cruise lines in the world (keep in mind the first steamboat, the New Orleans, launched just six years earlier in 1811.)
What steamboat beat the Natchez?
To this day no commercial boat has beaten the speed record set by Robert E. Lee during the race. However, Bogie, a 1929 motor boat built by Leroy Craft, beat Robert E. Lee’s record. It usually ran between New Orleans and Natchez, Mississippi.
Who built the steamboat Natchez?
The most famous and colorful steamboat commander of the nineteenth century, Captain P. T. Leathers, built eight boats named Natchez.