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USED Emerald

Stern-wheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1899 at Cincinnati, OH. for the US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Launched in 1899
  • Christened and and put into service as USED Emerald in 1899
  • Emerald was a small single deck one-stack towboat assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District
  • USED Emerald worked on the Kentucky, Green and Barren rivers
  • In 1915 her dimensions were increase to 76'8" x 14' x 3'3"
  • Retired from Army service, date unknown
  • Sold in 1918 to unknown buyer, renamed Sailor Boy
  • Resold in 1920 to CAPT. Ino F. Klein
  • Final Disposition, stranded at Madison, IN. 28 March 1920
    Displacement unknown
    Length 65'
    Beam 14'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 2'2"
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Propulsion unknown

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    102k USED Emerald moored, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Digital Library.
    John Spivey

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