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USED Towboat George G. Keith


Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1914 as the wooden steamer George G. Keith at US Engineers Boatyard, Gasconade, MO.
  • Launched in 1914
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1914 by the U.S. Engineers as USED Towboat George G. Keith
  • Assigned to the U.S. Engineers Kansas City District
  • In 1925 George G. Keith was given a new steel hull and changed to a single stack at Gasconade, MO. (129'3" x 26' x 4')
  • On 27 May 1927 George G. Keith, turn over and sank at Glasgow, MO., CAPT. and Mrs. Edgar Freemonth and their children were drowned
  • Final Disposition, hull raised and towed to Leavanworth, KS. where the hull was destroyed with dynamite
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 127'7"
    Beam 22'8"
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Propulsion steam
    sternwheel
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    George G. Keith
    303015301
    85k USED Towboat George G. Keith underway with a tow, circa 1925-1927, location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historical Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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