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USED Towboat Pearl

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1897 at Keokuk, IA.
  • Launched in 1897
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service by the US Army Engineers as USED Towboat Pearl in 1897
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District
  • USED Pearl worked on the Illinois River and Mississippi River
  • Rebuilt and enlarged in 1909 at Beardstown, IL. in 1909 (85.1 x 18 x 4.1.)
  • Retired from US Army service, circa 1935
  • Sold circa 1935 to Kahike Bros.
  • Final Disposition, sank at the Kahike Bros. yard in 1951
    Displacement unknown
    Length 79.3'
    Beam 16.6'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 3.7'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    one steam engine, 10ís-4 ft. stroke, rated 150 hp
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    62k USED Towboat Pearl underway with a tow on the Illinois River, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey
    120k USED Towboat Pearl tied up to a riverbank, date and location unknown.
    Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
    John Spivey

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