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USED Towboat Isle De Bois
USED Towboat U.S.Engineer No.6 (1894 - prior to 1912)

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1894 at Jeffersonvile, IN.
  • Launched in 1894
  • Delivered US Army Engineering Department in 1894
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1894 by the U.S. Engineering Department as USED Towboat U.S. Engineer No.6
  • Assigned to the US Army Engineers St. Louis District
  • U.S. Engineer No.6 worked on the Mississippi River
  • Renamed USED Towboat Isle De Bois prior to 30 June 1912
  • Rebuilt in 1915, new hull 70' x 18' x 3.5'
  • Retired from Army service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 55'
    Beam 13'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 3.2
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Propulsion unknown
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    Isle De Bois
    65k USED Towboat Isle De Bois, right and USED Towboat Aux Vases, left
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Photograph Collection
    John Spivey

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