Visual display of the Rival (Towboat, 1903-1927)

Rival (Towboat, 1903-1927)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: 1903 at Marietta, Ohio
  • BECAME: Wm. B. Rodgers
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Renamed in 1927
  • OWNERS: Combine; Rodgers Sand Company (1915)
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Charles Sloane (master 1914)
  • RIVERS: Monongahela River; Ohio River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T2164; Her machinery came from the Nellie Walton. She was towing coal until July 30, 1914 when she caught fire and burned part of the cabin off at the Point at Pittsburgh. In July 1915 she was sold to the Rodgers Sand Company and the cabin was built recess-type. On July 23, 1919 she sank in the Rodgers landing at the Manchester neighborhood in Pittsburgh; was raised. In the fall of 1919 she towed coal upstream from Moundsville, West Virginia to Pittsburgh
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: View of the bow of the Rival with people standing on deck
  • Rival (A)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 15754
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