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USED Towboat Arethusa

Sternwhel Towboat:
  • Built in 1894 at US Army Corps of Engineers Boat Yard, Gasconade, MO.
  • Launched in 1894
  • Delivered to the Missouri River Commission, date unknown
  • Acquried by the US Army Corps of Engineers, date unknown
  • Commissioned and placed in service by US Army Corps of Engineers, as USED Arethusa
  • Assigned to the Sioux City and Kansas City districts
  • Arethusa worked on the Missouri and Gasconade Rivers
  • Final Disposition, struck railroad bridge at St. Joseph, MO. in 1915, considered a total loss
    Displacement 45 t.
    Length 91'
    Beam 18'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4'
    Speed unknown
    Crew Accommodations unknown
    reciprocating steam engines
    two stern-wheels

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    116k US Army Corps of Engineers towboat USED Arethusa underway, date and location unknown
    University of Missouri-St. Louis Digital Library
    John Spivey
    37k USED Towboat Arethusa underway with her crew on deck, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Photograph Collection
    John Spivey

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