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USED Towboat Sachem


Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1899 at Dubuque, IA. by the Iowa Iron Works for the Mississippi River Commission
  • Launched in 1899
  • Delivered to the Mississippi River Commission, circa 1899
  • Turned over in 1902 to the US Army Engineers, St. Louis District
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service, circa 1902, by the U.S. Engineering Department as USED Towboat Sachem
  • Sachem worked on the Mississippi River
  • Transferred in 1919 to the Mississippi River Dredging District
  • Transferred in 1921 to the US Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District
  • Retired from Army service, circa 1925
  • Sold at public sale by USE Memphis, 10 September 1925
  • Final Disposition, Dismantled
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 171.5'
    Beam 36'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 5.5'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Propulsion
    two steam engines, 22ís-8 ft. stroke
    boiler(s)i
    sternwheel
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    Choctaw
    303013301
    134k USED Towboats Sachem and Choctaw steaming in tandem probably on the Mississippi River, date unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Photograph Collection
    John Spivey

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