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USED Towboat Coosada

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1882 as the wooden sternwheel steamer New Haven at New Haven, MO.
  • Sold to the US Army Corp of Engineers in 1892, renamed Coosada
  • Commissioned in 1892 as USED Towboat Coosada
  • Assigned to the Corps of Engineers Mobile District
  • From 1892 to 1898 Coosada operated in the Coosada River in Georgia and Alabama
  • In 1898 she was operating on the Alabama River
  • Retired from Army service and listed as condemned in 1902
  • Sold at public auction in 1906, renamed New Haven
  • Final Disposition, snagged and lost downbound on the Tombigbee River bound from Demopolis to Mobile in January, 1910
    Displacement unknown
    Length 136'
    Beam 24'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 3'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    steam engine(s)

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    USED Towboat Coosada
    63k USED Towboat Coosada and USED Dredge No. 8, tied up to a riverbank on the Alabama River or Coosada River, date unknown
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Digital Photo Archive
    Merchant Service
    66k Towboat New Haven, probably before being acquired by the Army, tied up to a river bank, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historical Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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