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USED Towboat Altair

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1926 at Wabasha, Minnesota for W.G. Peter
  • Launched in 1926
  • Delivered to W.G. Peter in 1926
  • Purchased by the US Army Engineers, in 1926
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1926 as USED Altair
  • Assigned to the US Army Engineers St. Paul District
  • USED Towboat Altair was employed on the upper Mississippi River
  • Retired from US Army service in 1930
  • Acquired by Federal Barge Line in 1930
  • Final Disposition, Sank and dismantled at Seneca, Illinois in 1943
    Displacement unknown
    Length 131.5'
    Beam 26.4'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 3.9'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    two boiler(s)
    steam engine(s)
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    Merchant Service
    74k W.G. Peter's Towboat Altair tied up to the riverbank on the upper Mississippi River, probably at Wabasha, MN., when she was a new boat in 1926.
    John Spivey
    99k Probably the Federal Barge Line towboat Altair underway, location unknown, circa 1930-1943.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historical Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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