Caption: Capt. William H. "Buck" Leyhe of St. Louis at the wheel of the Golden Eagle steamboat in April 1939. Leyhe's father and uncle established the Eagle Packet Co., and Leyhe began working on the Mississippi River when he was 18. He was company president for many years and sold the company in 1946. He was a passenger aboard the Golden Eagle, the company's last steamboat, when it sank near Tower Island in the Mississippi River on May 18, 1947. Among its owners on that day was Herman Pott, St. Louis boatbuilder. Leyhe died in 1956 in St. Louis at 83. (Post-Dispatch)
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