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USED Towboat Neenah

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1928 by Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding & Drydock, Sturgeon BAy, WI.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered to the US Army Corps of Engineers, date unknown
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service as USED Towboat Neenah, date unknown
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers District, date unknown
  • USED Neenah was used for repairs on the Fox River
  • Retired from Army service, date unknown
  • Acquired by Gallagher Marine Construction of Escanaba, MI.and renamed Shamrock
  • Rebuilt in1 950, propeller, (56.5 x 20.16 x5) 91 gross tons
  • Resold 1954 to the Arnold Transit Company of Mackinac Island, MI.
  • In 1955 Shamrock was converted to a barge and had her deckhouse removed, 46 gross tons
  • She was then used for hauling hay and other freight to Mackinac Island from the mainland and nicknamed the "hay barge"
  • Shamrock was sold by Arnold around the early 90s and has been used for various jobs in the area since then
  • Current Disposition, Shamrock is currently laid up on the Cheboygan River in Cheboygan, MI., with her original steam engine still in place
    Displacement unknown
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    reciprocating steam engine

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    35k USED Neenah moored, pierside, date and location unknown.
    Historical Collection of the Great Lakes, Bowling Green State University
    John Spivey
    72k USED Neenah moored on the Fox River in 1929
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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