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USED Towboat Coal Bluff


Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1877 as Coal Bluff No.2, at Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Launched in 1877
  • Purchased in 1881 by the US Army Corp of Engineers Rock Island District
  • Christened, commissioned and and put in service in 1893 as USED Towboat Coal Bluff (No.2 was dropped from her name)
  • USED Coal Bluff operated on the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers
  • Retired from US Army service, circa 1930
  • Sold at public auction, in August 1930 to CAPT. Phillips for $1,325
  • Sold to Kingston Gravel Co. in the spring of 1935, renamed Calvin B. Beach
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 124'
    Beam 21'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Fuel Oil Capacity unknown
    Potable Water unknown
    Propulsion
    two reciprocating steam engines, 15's-5' stroke
    boiler
    sternwheel

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    Coal Bluff
    303028701
    176k USED Towboat Coal Bluff tied up to a riverbank, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Steamboat gallery
    John Spivey
    Coal Bluff
    303028702
    1117k USED Towboat Coal Bluff tied up to a riverbank, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historical Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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