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Lunga Point

  • Built in 1944 for the Defense Plant Corp (DPC 613) by Mt. Vernon Bridge, Ironton, OH.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Leased in 1944 by Inland Waterways Corporation and chartered to Butcher-Arthur Co. for the duration of World War II
  • Sold in 1947 to Ore Steamship Corp., a subsidiary of Bethlehem Steel, for Orinoco River service but never went there
  • Reboilered in 1947 to receive two steam generators and two smokestacks. In these and other mechanical aspects, she differed from the other 20 Defense Plant Corporation towboats
  • Laid up, date unknown, at Beaumont, Texas
  • Sold in 1954 to Ohio Barge Line. She was the last DPC boat operated by Ohio Barge Line
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Sold in 1968 to a Pittsburgh dentist who planned to make her into a restaurant. That didn't happen
  • Resold, date unknown, to Port Allen (Louisiana) Marine Service who put offices and shops aboard and used her boilers for barge cleaning
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 1016 t.
    Length 180'
    Beam 52'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 11'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    two reciprocating steam engines
    two propellers

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    k Ohio Barge Co. Towboat Lunga Point underway on th Ohio River with a tow, circa 1954-1968.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historic Steamboat Photographs
    John Spivey

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