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USED Towboat Kaskaskia
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USED U.S. Engineer No.9 (1900 - 1911)


Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1900 by Howard Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN. for U.S. Army Engineers
  • Launched in 1900
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service as USED U.S. Engineer No.9 in 1900
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District
  • Renamed USED Towboat Kaskaskia in 1911
  • U.S. Towboat Engineer No.9 / USED Towboat Kaskaskia worked on the Ohio River
  • Retired from US Army Service, circa 1940
  • Bought at public sale by P. McCarthey, Davenport, IA.
  • Sold to Crain Bros., Pittsburgh, PA., circa 1942
  • Sank, 20 January 1942 near the L&N Bridge at Cincinnati, OH.
  • Raised by Crain Bros and taken to Pittsburgh and sold to Charles Zubik, in 1944
  • Final Disposition, sank at Aspinwell PA. in 1944 and was removed from documentation
    Specifications:
    Displacement 150 t.
    Length 100'
    Beam 24'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4.3'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Propulsion
    reciprocating steam engine(s)
    boiler(s)
    sternwheel

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    USED Engineer No.9
    US Engineer No.9
    303017002
    91k Closeup view of USED Towboat U.S. Engineer No.9 pilot house while tied up to a riverbank, circa 1900-1911
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey
    USED Kaskaskia
    Kaskaskia
    303017001
    56k USED Towboat Kaskaskia tied up to a river bank, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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