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MRC Mississippi (II)
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USED Towboat Leota (II) (1899 - 1922)


Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1899 at Dubuque, IA.
  • Launched, in 1899
  • Delivered to the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1899
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service as USED Towboat Leota in 1899
  • Assigned to the US Army Engineers St. Louis District
  • USED Leota worked on the Mississippi River
  • Designated for use of the the Mississippi River Commission (MRC) in 1920
  • Rebuilt and returned to service in 1922 as Mississippi (II) for the use of the Mississippi River Commission (MRC) spring and fall inspection trips
  • Placed out of service in 1926
  • Final Disposition, rebuilt at New Orleans as Mississippi (III)
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 199.4'
    Beam 36'
    Compliment unknown
    Height unknown
    Speed unknown
    Draft 5.6'
    Depth unknown
    Propulsion
    two steam engines 22ís-8 ft. stroke
    boiler(s)
    sternwheel

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    US Engineering Department Towboat - Leota (II)
    Lota (II)
    303001202
    109k USED Leota (II) underway on the Coosa River passing the Alabama Consolidated Plant, date unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historical Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey
    Mississippi River Commission Inspection Boat - Mississippi (II)
    Mississippi (II)
    303001201
    97k MRC Mississippi (II) underway, date and location unknown
    The Historical Marker Database
    John Spivey
    Mississippi (II)
    303001203
    68k MRC Mississippi (II) underway on the Coosa River passing the Alabama Consolidated Plant, date unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historical Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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