Visual display of the Thomas Moses (Towboat, 1936-1957)

Thomas Moses (Towboat, 1936-1957)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: 1926 at Ambridge, Pennsylvania
  • FORMERLY: Isthmian
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled in 1957
  • OWNERS: Carnegie-Illinois Steel Company
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Clayton Adams (master, 1937); Harvey Brown (pilot); George Vinson (pilot); Pete McCarthy (chief engineer); Emerson McMorrow (2nd engineer); Eugene Lane (mate); Mrs. Clayton Adams (stewardess)
  • RIVERS: Allegheny River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T2419; Renamed Thomas Moses in 1936 by the Carnegie-Illinois Steel Company. In January 1937 she was caught near Evansville in a flood. She tied up in a cornfield five miles from the Ohio River in 13 feet of water. She had on board 87 refugees from the flood: mules, hogs, cows, a dog, chickens, one guinea, one pigeon, two quail, one pheasant, one raccoon and one possum. The Waterways Journal reported that "more lives expected momentarily". Later she was chartered to Wheeling Steel and brought 14 loads out of the Allegheny River from Harmarsville in June 1944 which was a record
  • Thomas Moses (A)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 9594
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