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NavSource Online: Army Ship Photo Archive
USED Towboat Ellen
Built in 1907 at La Crosse WI.
Launched in 1907
Delivered in 1907 to the Sawyer Austin Lumber Company, La Crosse, WI. where she was used as a rafter and for pleasure by W.W. Sawyer
Ellen sunk 3 miles miles south of Brownsville, TX., 8 October 1918, and was raised
Purchased by the US Army Corp of Engineers circa 1930
Ellen's wooden hull was replaced with a steel hull after purchase by the US Army
Christened, commissioned and placed in service, circa 1930 by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers as USED Ellen
Assigned to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Rock Island District
Ellen worked on the Mississippi River
Ellen was fitted with air conditioning and an elevator in anticipation of a visit by President Franklin D. Roosevelt which did not materialize
Sold in 1943 to Mr. Ralph M. James
Sold in 1944 to Standard Oil of Ohio in 1944 who in turn resold the towboat to Industrial Marine Service of Memphis, TN. who converted her in to a diesel twin prop
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Hull Depth unknown
Propulsion reciprocating steam engine
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||USED Towboat Ellen tied up to a river bank, date and location unknown
University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Photograph Collection
||USED Towboat Ellen on the Mississippi River with bluffs in the background, date and location unknown.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Great Lakes Maritime History Collection, Donor William Petersen
||Post card image of USED Towboat Ellen pushing USED Hydraulic Dredge No.3 at Lansing IW., circa 1910.
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Last Updated 9 December 2022
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