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USED Towboat Margaret


Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1910 by Sherdian-Kirk Contracting Co., Guild, TN.
  • Launched, in 1910
  • Placed in service in 1910 by Sherdian-Kirk Contracting Co.
  • Acquired by the US Army Corps of Engineers, circa 1920 at Portsmouth, OH.
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service as USED Towboat Margaret circa 1920
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Cincinnati District
  • Margaret was employed by Corps of Engineers in the construction of Dam 34 on the Ohio River
  • On 18 December 1920 Margaret overturned about three miles below Augusta, Kentucky while near the Kentucky shore, Thirteen persons drowned
  • Margaret was raised and rebuilt (113 x 23 x 3.5)
  • Retired from US Army service, circa 1920s
  • Sold to John F. Klein, circa 1926, renamed Gerard Klein
  • Final Disposition, burned at Manchester, OH., 20 September 1934
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 95.5'
    Beam 19.9'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 3'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Propulsion
    reciprocating steam engine(s)
    boiler(s)
    sternwheel
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    USED Towboat Margaret
    Margaret
    303017801
    128k USED Towboat Margaret working on a lock, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey
    Merchant Service
    Margaret
    303017802
    116k >Ex-USED Towboat Margaret tied to a riverbank while in merchant service as the towboat Gerald Klein, circa 1928-1934, location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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