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USED Towboat General T.L. Casey

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1893 for the U.S. Army Engineers
  • Launched in 1893
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1893 as USED Towboat General T.L. Casey
  • Assigned to the US Army Engineers St. Louis District
  • Retired from US Army service in 1907
  • Sold to the Mississippi River Commission in 1907
  • Final Disposition, sank in 1910 at the mouth of the Red River in Louisiana while on a survey expedition for the Commission
    Displacement 125 t.
    Length 143'
    Beam 28'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    steam engine(s)

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    General T.L. Casey
    Brig General Thomas Lincoln Casey Sr. - (May 10, 1831 – March 25, 1896) was a noted American military and civil engineer of the late 19th century. He served as Chief of Engineers for the United States Army Corps of Engineers and oversaw the completion of the Washington Monument.
    Photographer unknown, ca. 1880 - , Public Domain,
    General T.L. Casey
    56k Wreck of the MRC General T.L. Casey at the mouth of the Red River in Louisiana in 1910.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historic Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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