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USED Towboat Venus


Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1899 at Howard Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN. for the Mississippi River Commission
  • Launched, in 1899
  • Delivered to the US Army Engineers in May 1899
  • Transferred to US Army Engineers in 1905
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service as USED Towboat Venus in 1905
  • Assigned to the US Army Engineers St. Louis District
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Advertised for sale in January 1927
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 83 t.
    Length 80'
    Beam 17'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 3.8'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Propulsion
    steam engine(s), 8 s 4 ft. stroke
    boiler(s)
    sternwheel
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    Venus
    303018101
    98k USED Towboats Venus, Mars and Mercury moored at Howard Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN., 30 April 1899
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat gallery
    John Spivey

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