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USED Towboat Itasca

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1881 at Carondelet,MO. for the Mississippi River Commission
  • Launched in 1881
  • Put into service in 1881 at Memphis, TN.
  • Transferred to the US Army Engineers in 1906
  • Christened and and put into service as USED Towboat Itasca in 1906
  • Assigned to the US Army Engineers Memphis District
  • Retired from Army service, date unknown
  • Sold in 1942 to Patton Tully Transportation Co., converted to diesel and renamed Charles Norvell
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 105 t.
    Length 93'
    Beam 16'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 5'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    As Built - reciprocating steam engine
    1942 - diesel

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    102k USED Towboat Itasca underway while passing an unidentified dredge, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Digital Library.
    John Spivey
    25k USED Towboat Itasca underway in March 1923, at Memphis, TN.
    US Army Corps of Engineers Digital Library.
    John Spivey

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