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USED Towboat Ruth

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1895 at Keokuk, IA.
  • Launched in 1895
  • Delivered to the US Army Engineers in 1895
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1895 as USED Towboat Ruth
  • Assigned to the US Army Engineers Rock Island District
  • Ruth worked on the upper Mississippi between St. Paul and the Missouri River
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown (Off the list by 29 May 1931)
  • Sold to W.A. Cooley for $2,500 by the Rock Island District, 29 May 1931
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 88'
    Beam 17'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 3.3'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    steam engine(s)
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    93k USED Ruth tied to a riverbank, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historical Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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