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USED Towboat Miami

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1912 by the Charles Barnes Co., Cincinnati, OH.
  • Launched, in 1912
  • Delivered to the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1912
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service as USED Towboat Miami in 1912
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers District, unknown
  • Miami worked on the Kanawha River
  • Retired from US Army service, circa 1936
  • Sold to Charles Zubik in 1936, where she towed on contact towing slag between Weirton and points up the Kanawha River
  • Final Disposition, dismantled in October 1946, used as a landing boat at Pittsburgh, PA.
    Displacement 83 t.
    Length 135'2"
    Beam 30'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4'4"
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    reciprocating steam engine(s)

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    USED Miami
    326k Inboard to Outboard: USED Towboat Guyandot; USED Towboat Miami and USED Towboat Scioto at Cincinatti, OH. in 1913 , while under construction by the Charles Barnes Co.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Steamboat Collection
    Tommy Trampp
    254k USED Miami moored aft of USED Towboat Scioto and USED Towboat Guyandot at Cincinatti, OH., in 1916.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Steamboat Collection
    Tommy Trampp
    59k USED Miami underway with a tow, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey
    Merchant Service
    72k Ex-USED Miami after sale to Zubik Towing in 1936, tied up to a river bank, location unknown.
    Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
    John Spivey

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