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USED Snagboat Mandan

Stern-wheel Snagboat:
  • Built in 1891 as a snag scow (without machinery) by the Missouri River Commission at Yankton, S.D. for the US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Launched, June 1891
  • Delivered to the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1891, Commissioned USED Snagboat Mandan
  • Rebuilt as a snagboat in 1893 at Yankton, South Dakota
  • Machinery installed by Charles Wonders, Sioux City, Iowa, consisted of an unusual design compounds with the high pressure engine inside the l.p. cylinder, and each had three piston rods
  • Mandan worked on the Missouri River until 1899 when she was reassigned to the the upper Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers
  • Mandan was based at Sioux Ice Harbor, South Dakota
  • Final Disposition, dismantled in 1932 by USE at the Gasconade, Missouri boatyard; hull towed to Bluffton Island Chute and sunk
    Displacement unknown
    Length 138'
    Beam 24'
    Draft 4'7"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    compound steam engines

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    Mandan are a Native American tribe of the Great Plains who have lived for centuries primarily in what is now North Dakota. They are enrolled in the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation.
    Photo - Public Domain, Painting of a Mandan village by George Catlin, c. 1832
    Tommy Trampp
    123k USED Snagboat Mandan Pilot House. Underway, date and location unknown
    Online Steamboat Collection, Dave Tomson Collection
    Tommy Trampp
    50k USED Snagbaot Mandan underway on the Missouri River in 1907
    Mandan Historical Society
    John Spivey
    141k USED Snagboat Mandan seen from a bluff overlooking the Missouri River in July 1912
    US National Archives Identifier # 285910
    Tommy Trampp
    31k USED Snagboat Mandan underway, date and location unknown
    University of Missouri St. Louis Digital Library, Herman T. Pott Waterways Library
    John Spivey
    142k USED Snagboat Mandan tied up to the river bank on the Missouri River at Wolf Point Montana, circa 1918 John Spivey

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