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USED Kwasind

Sternwheel Snagboat:
  • Built in 1899 at Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Launched in 1899
  • Delivered to the US Army Engineers 1899
  • Assigned to the US Army Engineers District unknown
  • USED Kwasind worked on the upper Tennessee River and tributaries
  • Retired from Army service in 1905 or later
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 70'
    Beam 22'
    Draft 6'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    reciprocating steam engine(s)

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    Kwasind - Kwasind was a character in “The Song of Hiawatha,” an 1855 poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The name is appropriate for a snagbaot, since Kwasind helped his friend, Hiawatha, to remove roots, sandbars, and sturgeons from rivers and lakes. (
    Tommy Trampp
    120k USED Kwasind working on the Tennessee River, date unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Digital Library
    John Spivey
    30k USED Kwasind working on the Tennessee River, date unknown
    Tommy Trampp

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