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USED Towboat Bixby

International Radio Call Sign:
Whiskey - Yankee - Echo - Oscar
Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1929 at Gasconade, MO.
  • Launched in 1929
  • Delivered to the US Army Engineering Department in 1929
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1929 by the U.S. Engineering Department as USED Towboat Bixby
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District
  • Bixby worked on the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers
  • Retired from Army service, circa 1956
  • Sold to Economy Boat Store, Wood River, IL. in 1956
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 288 t.
    Length 159'
    Beam 30'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 5'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    reciprocating steam engines

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    91k USED Towboat Bixby underway near Gasconade, MO. in 1929
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Photograph Collection
    John Spivey
    74k USED Towboat Bixby underway in the Missouri River, 1930.
    Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
    John Spivey

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