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

International Radio Call Sign:
Whiskey - Yankee - Delta - Charlie
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
    Displacement 150 t.
    Length 100'
    Beam 24'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4.3'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    reciprocating steam engine(s)

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    USED Engineer No.9
    US Engineer No.9
    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
    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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