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USED Snagboat/Towboat J.G. Parke

Sternwheel Snagboat:
  • Built in 1882 at Howard Shipyard, Jeffersonville, Indiana
  • Launched in 1882
  • Completed in 1882
  • Delivered in 1882 to US Army Engineers
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service as USED J.G. Parke
  • Assigned to US Army Engineers Rock Island District
  • J.G.Parke worked on the Missouri River
  • Converted to a towboat, date unknown
  • Retired from Army service in 1903 (off the list by 30 June 1904)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 180 t.
    Length 140'
    Beam 28'
    Draft 4'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    two reciprocating steam engines, 14 s-6 ft. stroke
    three boilers

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    J.G. Parke
    129k USED J.G. Parke tiedup to a riverbank, possibly the Missouri River, 1885.
    Photo from Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Librar
    John Spivey
    J.G. Parke
    98k USED J.G. Parke underway, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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