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USED Snagboat / Towboat Joseph E. Ransdell
Sternwheel Snagboat / Towboat:
Built in 1908 at Howard Shipyard at Jeffersonville, IN.
Launched in 1908
Delivered, Commissioned and placed in service by the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1908
Assigned to the US Army Engineers Vicksburg District
USED Snagboat / Towboat Joseph E. Ransdell worked on the Ouachita and Yazoo Rivers
Retired from Army service, circa 1935
Sold, 29 October 1935 to CAPT. George Prince, Royal Route Co. Natchez, MS.
Resold, 2 August 1939, to Cincinnati Gymnasium Boat Club, Cincinnati, OH. for conversion to a club boat.
Machinery, boilers and wheel were removed at Cincinnati Steel Products Co. where the conversion to the club boat was carries out
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 286 t.
reciprocating steam engine(s)
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|USED Snagboat Joseph E. Ransdell snagging logs in lock chamber at Lock No.6 on the Ouachita River, date unknown
" Of Men and Rivers The Story of the Vicksburg District"
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Last Updated 9 September 2022
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