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USED Snagboat Henry Sheldon

Sternwheel Snagboat:
  • Built in 1884 at Little Rock. Arkansas
  • Launched in 1884
  • Completed in 1884
  • Delivered 1884 to US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Commissioned and placed in service as USED Snagboat Henry Sheldon
  • Assigned to US Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District
  • Henry Sheldon worked on the White and Arkansas Rivers
  • Retired from Army service, date unknown
  • Sold in 1903 to CAPT. M.O. Brinkley, converted to a packet, name retained
  • Sold in 1917 to Pine Bluff and Rosedale Packet Co., renamed Lightwood
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 134'
    Beam 26'
    Draft 3'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Propulsion steam

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    104k Ex-USED Snagboat Henry Sheldon as CAPT. M.O. Brinkley's steam packet Henry Sheldon
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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