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 John W Cannon

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John W Cannon

  • Birth 17 Jun 1820 Hawesville, Hancock County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 18 Apr 1882 Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 52926299

During his adult life, John W. Cannon built, owned, and commanded 15 large sidewheel riverboats. The most famous of these was the "Robert E. Lee."

In July of 1870, Cannon and the "Robert E. Lee" took part in a Mississippi River race against a rival steamboat, the "Natchez". The "Robert E. Lee" completed the 1200 mile journey between New Orleans and St. Louis in 3 days, 18 hours. The "Natchez" would finish nearly 7 hours behind the "Lee."


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  • Created by: Iowa Owl
  • Added: 27 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52926299
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John W Cannon (17 Jun 1820–18 Apr 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52926299, citing Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Iowa Owl (contributor 46772324) .