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USED Columbia
USED Colonel Hooker (1888 - 1894)

Sternwheel Snagboat:
  • Laid down in 1877 as the wooden steamer Colonel Hooker, at Gainesville, MS.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Purchased in 1888 by the US Army Corps of Engineers at Shreveport, LA.
  • Rebuilt in 1894 with a new hull at Jeffersonville, IN., and renamed USED Columbia
  • Rebuilt in 1900 at Madisonville, LA.
  • Was assigned to the US Army Engineers Vicksburg District through 1917
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length1877-112'; 1894-116'; 1900-121'
    Beam1877-26'; 1894-24'; 1900-26
    Draft1877-3'; 1894-3'; 1900-3.3'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    steam engine(s)

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    285k USED Columbia working on the Mississippi River, pulling snags, date unknown
    Dave Thomson Collection at
    Tommy Trampp

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