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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.
    Length 137'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 5'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    reciprocating steam engine(s)

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    Joseph E. Ransdell
    39k 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"
    John Spivey
    Joseph E. Ransdell
    159k USED Snagboat Joseph E. Ransdell moored, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Historic Steamboat Photograph Collection
    John Spivey

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