Visual display of the Raymond Horner (Towboat, 1882-1917)

Raymond Horner (Towboat, 1882-1917)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: 1882 at Sewickley, Pennsylvania (hull); completed at Pittsburgh
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Retired in 1917
  • OWNERS: Horner and Roberts; C. Jutte and Company; MCC (Combine)
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Simpson Horner (master); Captain Gus Jutte; Howard Crawford (pilot, 1906); John Dippold (pilot, 1906)
  • RIVERS: Ohio River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T2120; She was one of the best of the "wooden" towboats. A trip of record occurred while she was owned by C. Jutte. Captain Gus Jutte departed Pittsburgh with part of a tow, got the rest of the tow at Safe Harbor, Pennsylvania and then continued on to Louisville with 31 loads composed of 15 coalboats, three light coalboats, 12 barges and one flat for a total of 630,000 bushels. In 1902-03, after she was in the Combine, she was completely rebuilt at Elizabeth, Pennsylvania including getting new boilers. On October 5, 1906 she struck a low-hanging cable at Dam 18 on the Ohio River and tore off her stacks, pilothouse and upper hogchains. Pilot Howard Crawford was drowned and pilot John Dippold was severely injured. The boat was repaired and she continued to work for the Combine. Her last trip was made on January 11, 1917 when she was upbound with a tow of empties and passed Sewickley, Pennsylvania where she had been built in 1882
  • Raymond Horner (A)


Barrette, Thornton
Local identifier
  • Neg. 11296
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