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USED Snagboat / Towboat William Preston Dixon

Sternwheel Snagboat / Towboat:
  • Laid down in winter 1889-1890 as the William Preston Dixon, for the US Army Engineers at M. A. Sweeny & Bros. at Jeffersonville, IN.
  • Launched in 1890
  • Christened, commissioned and place in service by the US Army Engineers as USED William Preston Dixon in 1890
  • USED William Preston Dixon operated on the Green and Barren rivers
  • Final Disposition, in 1908 USED William Preston Dixon taken to the Howard Yard, Jeffersonville, IN., where much of her equipment was used in building snagboat USED Mammoth Cave
    Displacement 150 t.
    Length 123.5"
    Beam 32'
    Draft 5'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Propulsion unknown

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    William Preston Dixon
    162k USED William Preston Dixon tied up along the river bank, date and location unknown
    Dave Thomson Collection at
    John Spivey
    William Preston Dixon
    104k USED William Preston Dixon underway, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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