The Steamboat Rowena
of the Cumberland River

The Steamboat Rowena first appeared on the Cumberland River around 1912. Alexander Massey, a native of Burnside, was the first man to successfully develop a system of transporting cargo down the Cumberland River. He used temporary barges manned by a small crew to ship merchandise downstream. Massey started the foundation for future steamboat navigation and formed the Massey Transportation Company.

It sunk on June 20, 1934.