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USED Towboat Louise

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1884 at Keokuk, IA.
  • Launched, in 1884
  • Completed and delivered to the US Army Engineers in 1884
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service as USED Towboat Louise in 1884
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District
  • USED Louise worked on the Mississippi River and Little Wabash River
  • In 1905 Louise received a steel hull at Dubuque, IA. (78 x 12 x 3.2)
  • Retired from US Army service circa 1928
  • Sold at public sale to Clat L. Adams
  • Resold in 1935 to CAPT. A.C. Johnson, to tow logs but proved to be under powered to do the job
  • Laid up at Helena, AR. for several years
  • Final Disposition, sank in the late 1930s at Helena, AR.
    Displacement unknown
    Length 61'
    Beam 12'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 3'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    steam engine(s)
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    84k USED Towboat Louise underway, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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