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USED Towboat Jupiter

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1912 by Howard Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN.
  • Launched in 1912
  • Delivered in 1912 to the US Army Engineers
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1912 by the U.S. Army Engineers as USED Towboat Jupiter
  • Assigned to the U.S. Army Engineers Memphis District
  • Jupiter worked as a sounding and survey boat on the Mississippi River
  • Retired from US Army service, circa 1950
  • Sold in 1950 at public sale to Weymouth Construction Co. of Memphis, TN.
  • Sold in 1951 to CAPT. A.C. Johnson
  • Rebuilt in 1953 at Vicksburg Marine Ways as a twin-prop twin diesel boat towboat
  • Renamed Point Landing in 1957
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 136 t.
    Length 99'
    Beam 20'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4.5'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    As Built in 1912 - two reciprocating steam engines, 10ís-4 ft. stroke
    two boiler
    Rebuild in 1957 - twin-prop diesel

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    97k Ex-USED Towboat Jupiter underway, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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