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USED Towboat Warioto (I)

  • Built in 1915 for the US Army Corps of Engineers, at Dubuque Boat & Boiler Works Dubuque IA
  • Launched in 1915
  • Delivered to the US Army Corps of Engineers, in 1915
  • Christened and and put into service as USED Towboat Warioto in 1915
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District
  • Decommissioned and retired from Army service, date unknown
  • Sold in the spring of 1941 to Nugent Sand Co., rename to Edith Nugent
  • Sold to Tell City, IN. Boat Club in April, 1949
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 365t.
    Length 141'
    Beam 27'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 5'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Fuel Oil Capacity unknown
    Potable Water unknown
    reciprocating steam engine

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    Warioto is the native American name for the Cumberland River
    Convergence of the Cumberland and Obey Rivers at the western border of Celina, OH., once a major river port. Many goods were taken downstream to Nashville on the Cumberland from Celina and points north.
    Clay County Partnership Chamber
    Tommy Trampp
    449k USED Towboat Warioto moored, 18 April 1932, location unknown
    US Army photo 320418-A-CE999.050
    US Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District
    98k USED Towboat Warioto tied up to the riverbank on the Cumberland River at Burnside, KY., date unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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