Visual display of the Mark Twain (Towboat, 1932-1956)

Mark Twain (Towboat, 1932-1956)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: 1932 at Jeffersonville, Indiana by Howard Ship Yard
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled in 1956
  • OWNERS: Inland Waterways Corporation (later Federal Barge Line); Mississippi Valley Barge Line (1947)
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Clyde W. Brewer (master, 1930s); Captain William L. Hunter (master); Captain Charles A. Sundby (master)
  • RIVERS: Mississippi River; Missouri River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T1727; Home port or owner's residence circa 1931, St. Louis, Missouri. She was the last steam towboat built at the Howard Ship Yard. She went up the Mississippi to Kansas City with FBL's initial tow arriving on June 27, 1932. After being sold to MVBL in 1947, she continued in operation until about 1954 when she was laid up at the MVBL landing in Cincinnati and finally dismantled in 1956
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: In the foreground is the Mark Twain. To the right is the tug Susie Hazard, a wharfboat, and the Admiral. Behind the Admiral is the Golden Rod showboat and then the St. Louis harbor boat (also called Mark Twain)
  • Mark Twain (A)


Other titles
  • Susie Hazard (Tugboat)
  • Admiral
  • Golden Rod (Showboat)
Local identifier
  • Neg. 37728
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