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NavSource Online: Army Ship Photo Archive
Sternwheel Towboat / Snagboat / Dredge:
Built in 1908 at Aitken, MN.
Launched in 1908
Purchased by the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1910, at Libby MN.
Delivered, christened, commissioned and put into service by the US Army Corps of Engineers as the towboat USED Oriole in 1910
Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers District, unknown
Oriole worked the Mississippi River and Big Sandy Lake
Converted to a snagboat in 1914
Converted to a bucket dredge in 1916 (dimensions changed to 107’ x 22'3" x 5’)
Retired from Army service in 1918
Sold in 1916 to George Matoon, Big Sandy Lake, less machinery, for use as a summer hotel until 1941
Final Disposition, pilot house is now in visitors center of the Big Sandy Lock house
Hull Depth unknown
Crew Accommodations unknown
reciprocating steam engine
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||US Army Corps of Engineers USED Towboat Oriole underway at Aitkin MN. on the Mississippi River, date unknown.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Library
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Last Updated 13 August 2021
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