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USED Snagboat Bear

Sternwheel Snagboat:
  • Built in 1920-21 by Schultz & Schultz, San Francisco, CA.
  • Launched in 1921
  • Delivered to the US Engineers Department, Sacramento District in 1921
  • Commissioned, USED Bear in 1921
  • Bear served on the Sacramento, Mokelumne, and San Joaquin Rivers removing debris and sunken obstacles hazardous to navigation
  • Bear struck and object on the Sacramento River and sank in 4 feet of water in 1928
  • She was refloated and repaired and served as a quarterboat
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 242 t.
    Length 157'9"
    Beam 35'8"
    Draft 4'6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Propulsion steam

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    229k USED Snagboat Bear moored pierside, date and location unknown
    US Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District Photo # 300101-A-A1419-001
    John Spivey

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