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USED Towboat Loma

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Originally built in 1899 as the single-deck towboat Ohio at Cincinnati, OH.
  • Launched, in 1899
  • Acquired by the US Army Engineers in 1905
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service as USED Towboat Loma in 1905
  • Assigned to the US Army Engineers Wheeling District
  • USED Loma worked on the Ohio River
  • Retired from US Army service, circa 1916
  • Sold, circa 1916, to private owner, renamed W.H. Muller
  • Sold in 1917 to Campbell's Creek Coal Co., renamed Helper
  • Final Disposition, dismantled in the winter of 1919/1920
    Displacement unknown
    Length 83'
    Beam 15.6'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4.6'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    steam engine(s)
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    USED Towboat Loma
    34k USED Towboat Loma underway with a tow, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey
    Merchant Service
    174k Ex-USED Towboat Loma tied to a riverband while in merchant service as the Campbell's Creek Coal Co.'s towboat
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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