Mike Fink (also spelled Miche Phinck) (c. 1770/1780 – c. 1823) called "king of the keelboaters", was a semi-legendary brawler and river boatman who exemplified the tough and hard-drinking men who ran keelboats up and down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.
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... They meet and trick Mike Fink out of his keelboatboat and set off down the Allegheny River, having turned the boat into a casino showboat ... They almost catch up to Jacky in Pittsburgh with the help of Mike Fink, who wishes to kill Jacky for stealing his boat, but Jaimy and Mike land in jail for a few weeks while Clementine finds work aboard Jacky's boat ... soon catches up with them after escaping Mike Fink and their jail term ...
... The recorded exploits of Mike Fink featured mostly in American broadside ballads, dime novels, and other subliterary texts from before the Civil War era ... Here, Fink appears as the stereotypical bully and braggart ... He appears frequently in stories involving the Davy Crockett cycle, but Fink lacked Crockett's more admirable traits ...
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