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USED M/V Towboat Oki-Chobi
USACE M/V Towboat Chico (1945 - 1984)

  • Built in 1945 by the US Army Corps of Engineers at Sacramento, CA.
  • Launched in 1945
  • Delivered, Christened and and put into service as USED M/V Towboat Chico in 1945
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District
  • Transferred to the US Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas, City District, in 1984
  • Transferred to the US Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville, District, date unknown, renamed USACE M/V Towboat Oki-Chobi
  • Current Disposition, active
    Displacement unknown
    Length 42'
    Beam 12'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 5'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Fuel Oil Capacity unknown
    Potable Water unknown
    Propulsion twin engine diesel powered
    twin propellers

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    USED Towboat Chico
    Chico - The city of Chico is the most populous city in Butte County, California. Located in the Sacramento Valley region of Northern California, the city had a population of 101,475 in the 2020 census. Chico is the cultural and economic center of the northern Sacramento Valley, as well as the largest city in California north of the capital city of Sacramento. The city is known as a college town, the home of California State University, Chico, and for Bidwell Park, one of the largest urban parks in the world.
    Photo - Chico Creek in Upper Bidwell Park, (Wikipedia)
    Map - Showing the location of Butte County in the State of California DemocraticLuntz at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    Tommy Trampp
    151k USED M/V Towboat Chico underway with a tow, 28 September 1961
    US Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District negative # 72893
    John Spivey
    USACE Towboat M/V Oki-Chobi
    Oki-Chobi - from the Hitchiti Indian words for "big water" (oki meaning water and chobi meaning big).
    Lake Okeechobee is the largest freshwater lake in Florida. It is the tenth largest natural freshwater lake among the 50 states of the United States and the second-largest natural freshwater lake contained entirely within the contiguous 48 states. Okeechobee covers 730 square miles and is exceptionally shallow for a lake of its size, with an average depth of only 9 feet. The Kissimmee River, located directly north of Lake Okeechobee, is the lake's primary source.
    Photo - Lake Okeechobee as seen from space, NASA photo.
    Map - Map of South Florida hydrology and habitats. Indicating natural surface water flow routes supplying the swamps and wetlands, the diversion canals, and the protected areas. Showing: Lake Okeechobee, the Everglades, Big Cypress National Preserve, and other features. United States Geological Survey, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
    Tommy Trampp
    162k USACE M/V Towboat Oki-Chobi underway, 30 October 1985, location unknown
    US Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District picture # 00-8176
    Brian R. Murtaugh, CIV US ARMY CEMDC (USA)
    56k USACE M/V Towboat Oki-Chobi removed from the water for repairs to the keel cooler, 2008.
    US Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District photo.
    Brian R. Murtaugh, CIV US ARMY CEMDC (USA)

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