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USED Towboat Chicot

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1925 as a wooden steamer by Howards Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN.
  • Launched in 1925
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1925 by the U.S. Engineering Department as USED Towboat Chicot
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District
  • Chicot worked on the Mississippi River
  • Retired from Army service, after June 1941
  • Sold in 1941 to Commercial Barge Lines, Evansville, IN., renamed Jerome D. Beeler
  • In 1943 Commercial Barge Lines renamed her Alec Parnie
  • Sold in 1946 to C.C. Stone of Point Pleasant, W.VA. with plans convert her power plant to diesel, this never happened
  • Final Disposition, dismantled, superstructure removed in 1954, her steel hull became a floating wharf. Her hull was later abandoned
    Displacement 160 t.
    Length 126.5'
    Beam 23'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4.5
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    two reciprocating steam engines, 10's stroke 5'
    two boilers
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    100k USED Towboat Chicot on the builders ways, Howard Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN., circa 1925
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Photograph Collection
    John Spivey
    71k USED Towboat Chicot under construct, tied up to the riverbank at Howards Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN., circa 1925
    Howards Steamboat Museum
    John Spivey

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