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USED Towboat/Snagboat Arkansas (I)

Stern-wheel Towboat/Snagboat:
  • Built in 1900 at Jeffersonville, IN., by Howard Shipyard Co.
  • Launched in 1900
  • Delivered, Christened, Commissioned and placed in service by the US Army Corps of Engineers USED Arkansas 1900
  • Allocated to the US Army Corp of Engineers, Little Rock District
  • Operated primarily on the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers
  • Decommissioned and retired from Army service in 1940
  • Final Disposition, dismantled in 1940
    Displacement 240 t.
    Length 155'5"
    Beam 30'
    Draft 4'5"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Crane unknown
    single stern-wheel

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    Arkansas (I)
    102k Arkansas (I) on the builders ways at the Howard Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN., 1900
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat gallery
    John Spivey
    Arkansas (I)
    131k USED Arkansas (I) out of the water at the Corps of Engineers Memphis Yard, date unknown.
    Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
    John Spivey
    Arkansas (I)
    95k USED Arkansas (I) at the foot of Gaines Street in Little Rock (Pulaski County); March 1923
    Encyclopedia of Arkansas
    John Spivey
    Arkansas (I)
    40k Flood scene, location and date unknown; front left of photo stern-wheel USED Towboat Vulcan; rear left; side-wheel USED Dredge Kappa; right front stern-wheel snagboat USED Arkansas (I)
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Library
    John Spivey
    Arkansas (I)
    125k USED Arkansas (I) aground at Leland Crossing in the Arkansas River, 17 July 1934.
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Digital Library
    John Spivey
    Arkansas (I)
    78k Arkansas (I) underway, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat gallery
    John Spivey

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