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USED Towboat Ada

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Laid down in 1889 at Keokuk, Iowa
  • Launched in 1889
  • Delivered in 1889 to US Army Engineering Department
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1889 by the US Engineering Department as USED Ada, a small job towboat
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers District Rock Island, IL.
  • Re-assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers District St. Paul, MN. in 1922
  • Ada was off the active list by 1923
  • Wintered over at Fountain City, Wisconsin
  • Turned over to the US Lighthouse Service circa 1923
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 76'
    Beam 11'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 3;
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Propulsion unknown
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    112k USED Towboat Ada underway circa 1889-1922
    Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
    John Spivey
    56k USED Towboat Ada moored along a riverbank, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Photograph Collection
    John Spivey

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