Paducah's Riverfront

Paducah's Riverfront (HMX6E)

Location: Paducah, KY 42001 McCracken County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 5.27', W 88° 35.632'

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Paducah's Riverfront was a critical break-in-bulk point on the nation's inland waterways system. Cargo from deeper draft vessels, as well as passengers and mail, would be loaded and unloaded on to packet boats that ran regular routes on the Tennessee, Cumberland and Ohio rivers from Paducah. The most famous locally owned packet boats belong to the Fowler Brothers Company. During the heyday of river packets from 1870 to 1915, the Fowler Brothers' boats were among the fastest and best known on the Ohio River. The steamer Joe Fowler operated from 1881 to 1912 and ran from Paducah to Evansville, making the round~trip in 25 hours.
HM NumberHMX6E
Placed BySponsored by Victor F. Speck, Jr. and Annie Robertson Speck in memory of Fred Speck and Victor F. Speck, Sr. Founders of Paducah Iron Co
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 8:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 358342 N 4105804
Decimal Degrees37.08783333, -88.59386667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 5.27', W 88° 35.632'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 5' 16.20" N, 88° 35' 37.92" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 S Water St, Paducah KY 42001, US
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