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USED Towboat CAPT. Charles D. Harris

  • Built in 1920 at Hays PA. by Eichleay Contracting Co. for the US Army Engineering Department
  • Launched in 1920
  • Delivered in 1920 to US Army Corps of Engineers, district unknown
  • Commissioned in 1920 as USED Towboat CAPT. Charles D. Harris
  • Retired from Army service, date unknown
  • Machinery moved to USED Snagboat Arkansas (II) in 1949
  • Sold at public sale in 1940 to Charles Zubik
  • Rebuilt with a 450 hp Fairbanks Morse diesel engine coupled to a center gear driving a split sterwheel, tall stacks removed, renamed M/V Harry Z
  • Sold in 1970 to Capt. Robert H. Bosworth's G&C Towing, Point Pleasant, W.Va. and partially dismantled, with the sternwheels, pilothouse and forward sections of the cabins removed
  • Remainder of the boat was sold to Capt. Clarence Boggs' C&J Towing, Ashland Ky. to serve as a headboat
  • Final Disposition, sank, date unknown, cut up for scrap
    Displacement unknown
    Length 116'
    Beam 29'
    Draft 5.6"
    Speed unknown
    Hull Depth unknown
    Potable Water unknown
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    Propulsion and Machinery
    one steam engine
    one boiler

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    USED Towboat CAPT. Charles D. Harris
    CAPT. Charles D. Harris
    CAPT. Charles D. Harris Memorial Marker (6th Engineers).
    Remembering the late Capt. Charles Harris and events in northeast France 100 years ago.
    Tommy Trampp
    CAPT. Charles D. Harris
    62k USED Towboat CAPT. Charles D. Harris underway on a river, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historical Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey
    Merchant Service
    CAPT. Charles D. Harris
    210k M/V Harry Z tied up to a river bank, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historical Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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