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USED Towboat Cayuga

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1916 by the Charles Barnes Co., at Cincinnati, OH.
  • Launched in 1916
  • Delivered to the US Army Engineering Department in 1916
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1916 by the U.S. Engineering Department as USED Towboat Cayuga
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District
  • Cayuga worked on the Ohio River
  • Retired from Army service, circa 1949
  • Sold in October 1949 to Richvein Coal Company of Cincinnati, OH.
  • Re-sold in December 1949 to the River Transportation Company of Cincinnati, OH. and converted to a sparboat
  • Final Disposition, dismantled in 1949
    Displacement 335 t.
    Length 163'7"
    Beam 31'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4'2"
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    condensing reciprocating steam engine, 15's-6ft. stroke
    return flue boilers
    single stack
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    84k USED Towboat Cayuga underway, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Photograph Collection
    John Spivey
    272k USED Towboat Cayuga moored to a riverbank, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Steamboat Photograph Collection
    Tommy Trampp
    168k USED Towboat Cayuga during ceremonial trip to U.S. Grant's birthplace. President Warren G. Harding is on the second deck forward, 27 April 1920.
    Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
    John Spivey

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