Museum of North Idaho: TRW-04-002 - The steamer "Amelie Wheaton" is at the Coeur d'Alene dock with people on the boat. The "Amelia Wheaton" was designed and built by Capt. C. P. Sornesen in 1880 for use by the Army in transporting wild hay cut on the meadows of the Coeur d'Alene river to the fort as forage for the Army Cavalery horses. Capt. Sornesen was retained by the Army as skipper of the steamboat. While so employed he charted the lake and gave most of its bays, points and other land marks the names they still have. The "Amelia Wheaton" was named for a daughter of Gen. Wheaton, who was one of the Army post's first commanders. Circa 1885.