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USED Towboat Ottawa

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1916 at Cincinnati, OH.
  • Launched in 1916
  • Acquired in 1916 by the US Army Corp of Engineers Louisville District
  • Christened, commissioned and and put into service as USED Towboat Ottawa in 1916
  • Ottawa operated on the Ohio River
  • Retired from US Army service in 1943
  • Sold in 1943 to Arrow Transportation Co.
  • Sold in March 1945, to CAPT Bisso
  • In 1949 her machinery and boilers were removed with plans to replace them with equipment from the towboat Jos. Chotin
  • Final Disposition, the plan was never completed and Ottawa was totally dismantled in 1949
    Displacement 157 t.
    Length 164'
    Beam 31'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Fuel Oil Capacity unknown
    Potable Water unknown
    reciprocating steam engine

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    55k USED Towboat Ottawa underway, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Steamboat gallery
    John Spivey
    68k USED Towboat Ottawa tied up to a riverbank on a snowy day, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Steamboat collection
    John Spivey

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