Visual display of the Voyager (Towboat, 1885-1937)

Voyager (Towboat, 1885-1937)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: 1885 at Brownsville, Pennsylvania at the Axton yard
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Sank and burned in 1937
  • OWNERS: 1885: Brown's Line; 1900: MCC; 1927: Pittsburgh Coal Company: 1937: Costanzo Coal Company
  • OFFICERS & CREW: 1885: Captain A.O. Ackard (master); 1927: Frank Smith (pilot), Captain William T. Shaw (master)
  • RIVERS: Monongahela River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T2546; While owned by Brown's Line she towed coal. Rivermen called her the "Old Salt". The Combine rebuilt her, removed the skylights from the cabin and gave her condensing engines. In May, 1932, she was the first boat through the new Lock 4, Monongahela River. She stopped running on April 9, 1937 and was sold to the Costanzo Coal Company. She sank at the Warwood, West Virginia tipple and a short time later burned to the waterline. During high water, the towboat Inland came in for a coaling and speared herself on the Voyager wreck and sank in December, 1937
  • Voyager (A)


Barrette, Thornton
Local identifier
  • Neg. 12611
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