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USED Towboat Scioto

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1913 at Charles Barnes Co., Cincinnati, OH.
  • Launched in 1913
  • Acquired in 1913 by the US Army Corp of Engineers Cincinnati District
  • Christened, commissioned and and put into service as USED Towboat Scioto in 1913
  • Scioto operated on the Ohio River
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Sold at public auction in March 1948 to R.J. Nugent, renamed R.J. Nugent
  • 31 March 1948, she collided with the tourist steamer Gordon C. Greene at Twelve Mile Island, Ohio River resulting in damage to both.
  • Sold in April 1951 to J. W. Menke of St. Louis who took her around under her own steam and moored her at the wharf with his showboat Goldenrod
  • Sold in October 1951, to Bernard Bros Auto Supply Co., New Iberia, LA., converted into a quarterboat
  • Renamed Miss Louisianain 1953
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 229 t.
    Length 158'
    Beam 31'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Fuel Oil Capacity unknown
    Potable Water unknown
    reciprocating engine

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    USED Towboat Scioto

    Scioto - The Scioto River is a river in central and southern Ohio more than 231 miles in length. It rises in Hardin County just north of Roundhead, Ohio, flows through Columbus, Ohio, where it collects its largest tributary, the Olentangy River, and meets the Ohio River at Portsmouth. (Wikipedia)
    Photo - Scioto River at Columbus, Ohio, 2 September 2013. Photo by AddisWang, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    Map - Scioto River watershed by Kmusser, CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons
    Tommy Trampp
    326k Inboard to Outboard: USED Towboat Guyandot; USED Towboat Miami and USED Towboat Scioto at Cincinatti, OH. in 1913 , while under construction by the Charles Barnes Co.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Steamboat Collection
    Tommy Trampp
    254k USED Scioto moored forward of USED Towboat Miami and to port of USED Towboat Guyandot at Cincinatti, OH., 1916.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Steamboat Collection
    Tommy Trampp
    113k USED Towboat Scioto moored to the river bank, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Steamboat gallery
    John Spivey
    Merchant Service
    95k Ex-USED Towboat Scioto in merchant service as the Nugent Sand Co/, Louisville. KY towboat R.J. Nugent, moored location unknown, circa 1948-1952.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Steamboat Gallery
    John Spivey

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