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USED Snagboat Bear

Sternwheel Snagboat:
  • Built in 1920-21 by Schultz & Schultz, San Francisco, CA.
  • Launched in 1921
  • Delivered to the US Engineers Department, Sacramento District in 1921
  • Commissioned, USED Bear in 1921
  • Bear served on the Sacramento, Mokelumne, and San Joaquin Rivers removing debris and sunken obstacles hazardous to navigation
  • Bear struck and object on the Sacramento River and sank in 4 feet of water in 1928
  • She was refloated and repaired and served as a quarterboat
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 242 t.
    Length 157'9"
    Beam 35'8"
    Draft 4'6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Propulsion steam

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    Bear - Bears are carnivoran mammals. They are classified as doglike carnivorans. Although only eight species of bears are extant, they are widespread, appearing in a wide variety of habitats throughout most of the Northern Hemisphere and partially in the Southern Hemisphere. Bears are found on the continents of North America, South America, and Eurasia (Wikipedia).
    Photo - Image by Jean-noël Lafargue of a bear in the Pyrénées National Park. Licensed under Free Art License 1.3
    Tommy Trampp
    229k USED Snagboat Bear moored pierside, date and location unknown
    US Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District Photo # 300101-A-A1419-001
    John Spivey

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