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USED Towboat Hyacinth

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1904 at Patterson, LA.
  • Launched in 1904
  • Purchased by US Army Engineers in 1905
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1905 as USED Towboat Hyacinth
  • Assigned to the US Engineers New Orleans District
  • Rebuilt in 1923 with a new hull (119 x 23 x 5.3)
  • USED Hyacinth operated on the lower Mississippi River
  • Retired from US Army service, 1938 (off the listed by 1939)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 102.5'
    Beam 28'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 2.5'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    steam engine(s)

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    75k USED Hyacinth tied up to a riverbank, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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