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USED Snagboat Hyacinth

Sternwheel Snagboat:
  • Built in 1904 as the steam packet Hyacinth at Patterson, LA.
  • Launched in 1904
  • Completed in 1904
  • Delivered in 1904 to private owners
  • Acquired by US Army Corps of Engineers in 1905
  • Converted to a snagboat, christened, commissioned and placed in service as USED Hyacinth
  • Assigned to US Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District
  • Hyacinth worked on the Mississippi River
  • Rebuilt in 1923 with a new hull (119’ x 23’ x 5.3’)
  • Retired from Army service, circa 30 June 1939
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 102.5'
    Beam 28'
    Draft 2.5'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Propulsion steam

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    67k USED Snagboat Hyacinth removing snags on the Mississippi River, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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