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USED Towboat George G. Keith

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1914 as the wooden steamer George G. Keith at US Engineers Boatyard, Gasconade, MO.
  • Launched in 1914
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1914 by the U.S. Engineers as USED Towboat George G. Keith
  • Assigned to the U.S. Engineers Kansas City District
  • In 1925 George G. Keith was given a new steel hull and changed to a single stack at Gasconade, MO. (129'3" x 26' x 4')
  • On 27 May 1927 George G. Keith, turn over and sank at Glasgow, MO., CAPT. and Mrs. Edgar Freemonth and their children were drowned
  • Final Disposition, hull raised and towed to Leavenworth, KS. where the hull was destroyed with dynamite
    Displacement unknown
    Length 127'7"
    Beam 22'8"
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Propulsion steam
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    George G. Keith
    85k USED Towboat George G. Keith underway with a tow, circa 1925-1927, location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historical Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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