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USED Towboat Nokomis


Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1899 at Dubuque, IA.
  • Launched in 1899
  • Delivered to the Mississippi River Commission in 1899 at Dubuque IA.
  • Turned over to the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1905
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service as USED Towboat Nokomis in 1905
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District
  • Retired from US Army service, circa 1918
  • Acquired in 1918 by Federal Barge Line
  • Sold to Emmett "Skeeter" Williams circa 1927
  • Final Disposition, sank in February 1927 at the SP docks, New Orleans, LA.
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 199'4"
    Beam 36'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 3'6"
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Propulsion
    As Built - Gillett & Eaton reciprocating steam engines
    1916 - compound steam engines
    sternwheel

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    Nokomis
    303018701
    85k USED Nokomis underway, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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