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USED Snagboat Tombigbee

Sternwheel Snagboat:
  • Built in 1891 at Mobile, Alabama
  • Launched in 1891
  • Completed in 1891
  • Delivered to US Army Corps of Engineers in 1891
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service as USED Tombigbee
  • Assigned to US Army Corps of Engineers District unknown
  • Tombigbee worked on the Warrior and Tombigbee Rivers
  • Retired from Army service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, hit a bridge at Selma, AL. and was lost 11 October 1934
    Displacement unknown
    Length 104.8'
    Beam 28.6'
    Draft 4.9'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    steam engine(s)

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    Tommbigbee - The Tombigbee River is a tributary of the Mobile River, approximately 200 miles long, in the states of Mississippi and Alabama. Together with the Alabama, it merges to form the short Mobile River before the latter empties into Mobile Bay on the Gulf of Mexico.
    Photo - White Bluff below the Civic Center in Demopolis, Alabama, 2003. Photo by Altairisfar, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
    Map - Map showing the Tombigbee River, flowing from the State of Mississippi into Alabama, and joining the Alabama River. Other rivers include: the Tensaw River, Coosa River, Cahaba and Tallapoosa, 20 April 2007, Source based on Image:MobileAlabamaCoosa3.png, ©Kmusser, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    Tommy Trampp
    78k USED Snagboat Tombigbee underway on the Warrior River at Lock 6, 3 November 1902. USED Snagboat Tombigbee was the first vessel to pass through the newly completed lock
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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