Visual display of the Slack Barrett (Towboat, 1924-1949)

Slack Barrett (Towboat, 1924-1949)

  • 1924
  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: 1924 at Midland, Pennsylvania by Midland Barge Company
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Sold to the United Scrap Material Company in March 1949
  • OWNERS: Barrett Line; Federal Barge Lines (1925); Standard Oil Company of Louisiana (1926)
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Clarence Carter (master, 1924); Pete Briscoe (pilot, 1924); Harry Shomaker (mate, 1924); Charles Hunley (chief engineer, 1924); Captain N.G. Storey (master, 1926); J.E. Thomas (pilot, 1926); Joseph A. Kilgarlin (pilot, 1926); George Chapman (chief engineer, 1926); Captain C. Sewell Smith (master, 1936); Joseph Decareaux (pilot, 1936); Charles A. Pilant (chief engineer, 1936); Anthony J. Macala (2nd engineer, 1936); John Vidrine (mate, 1936)
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T2313; She was built for the Barrett Line of Cincinnati and towed between Neeley's Landing and Cairo. Named for Captain O. Slack Barrett, the head of the Barrett Line
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: The Slack Barrett when new
  • Slack Barrett (B)


  • 1924
Local identifier
  • Neg. 13513
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