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USED Towboat James Rumsey

  • Built in 1903 at Charles Ward Engineering, Charleston W.VA.
  • Launched in 1903
  • Sold to the Louisville Sand & Gravel Co., name changed to Steve Click, Jr.
  • Purchased by the US Army Engineers, date unknown
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service, date unknown, as USED Towboat James Rumsey
  • Assigned to the US Army Engineers District, unknown
  • Retired from US Army service, circa 1934
  • Sold to the Louisville Sand & Gravel Co. in late 1934, renamed Steve Click, Jr.
  • Sank in the canal at 12th Street, Louisville, KY. in September, 1936 and was raised in three weeks
  • Sold in June 1946
  • Final Disposition, sank at Helena, AR, 3 July 1947 and was lost
    Displacement unknown
    Length 119.6'
    Beam 22'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4.1'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    one engine
    single screw

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    James Rumsey
    108k USED Towboat James Rumsey at Sisterville, W.VA. on the Ohio River, circa 1915.
    Photo from Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
    John Spivey
    James Rumsey
    108k USED Towboat James Rumsey underway, date and location unknown.
    West Virginia University, West Virginia and Regional History Center On View
    John Spivey
    James Rumsey
    80k USED Towboat James Rumsey underway, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historical Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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