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USED Horatio G. Wright


Sidewheel Snagboat:
  • Laid down in 1880 for the US Engineers at Western Iron Boat Co. Carondelet, MO.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered to the US Army Engineers, circa 1881
  • Assigned to the US Army Engineers St. Louis District
  • USED Horatio G. Wright worked on both the upper and lower Mississippi and Missouri Rivers
  • Sold in 1938 to Patton-Tully Transportation Co.
  • Final Disposition, dismantled in the fall of 1941
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 190'5"
    Beam 62'
    Draft 8'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Propulsion
    four boilers
    reciprocating steam engines
    two sidewheel

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    Wright
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    Namesake
    Horatio G. Wright (March 6, 1820 July 2, 1899) was an engineer and general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Commanded the VI Corps beginning in May 1864 and was responsible for building the fortifications around Washington D.C. He also commanded the first troops to break through the Confederate defenses at Petersburg. After the war, he was involved in a number of engineering projects, including the Brooklyn Bridge and the completion of the Washington Monument, and served as Chief of Engineers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. (Wikipedia
    US Army
    Wright
    303201308
    103k USED Horatio G. Wright moored in winter quarters at Chester IL., in January 1887.
    Army Corps of Engineers River Snagboat Horatio G. Wright Photographs, Louisiana Digital Library, Baton Rouge, La.
     
    Wright
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    100k USED Horatio G. Wright moored at the St. Louis riverfront, circa 1900. Wright is in the background positioned in front of the steamer tug Ella St. Clair which operated on the riverfront from 1898 to 1902. An excursion steamer and another boat are to the right in this image.
    University of Missouri, St Louis Digital Library
    John Spivey
    Wright
    303201302
    55k USED Horatio G. Wright moored at a city landing astern of the Lee Line steamer Lady Lee
    Dave Thomson Collection at Steamboats.com
    Tommy Trampp
    Wright
    303201303
    192k Pilot house interior of USED Horatio G. Wright featuring huge and impressive pilot wheel.
    Dave Thomson Collection at Steamboats.com
    Tommy Trampp
    and John Spivey
    Wright
    303201306
    89k USED Horatio G. Wright underway, date and location unknown.
    University of Missouri, St Louis Digital Library
    John Spivey
    Wright
    303201307
    140k USED Horatio G. Wright removing snags from the river, date and location unknown.
    University of Missouri, St Louis Digital Library
    John Spivey

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