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USED Towboat Wave Rock

Sternwheel Towboat/Tender:
  • Built in 1898 at Louisville, KY.
  • Launched in 1898
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1898 as USED Towboat Wave Rock
  • Assigned to the US Army Engineers Louisville district
  • USED Wave Rock worked on the Ohio River
  • Retired from US Army service, circa 1920
  • Sold in 1920 to CAPT. John Klein
  • Rebuilt in 1923 at Mound City, renamed Billy Lepper
  • Sank on Ouachita River near Monroe, October 1924 and raised
  • Final Disposition, sank a second time on upper Ouachita at Columbia Saw Mill Landing and high water of 1926 finished her
    Displacement unknown
    Length 65.8'
    Beam 14
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 2.5'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    steam engines(s)
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    USED Towboat Wave Rock
    Wave Rock
    85k USED Wave Rock tied up to the bank of the Ohio River with Survey Quarterboat No. 2
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey
    Merchant Service
    Wave Rock
    66k Ex-USED Wave Rock underway with a tow while in merchant service as the Towboat Billy Lepper, circa 1923-1926, location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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