Visual display of the Fury (Towboat, 1891-1942)

Fury (Towboat, 1891-1942)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: Dubuque, Iowa, 1891
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled at Paducah, Kentucky, 1942 and sold for scrap
  • OWNERS: U.S. Engineering, Rock Island and St. Paul districts; Captain Walter Blair (1931); Fred Kahlke (1939)
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Obadiah Eames (master, 1896); Captain Thomas J. Lawrence (master, 1913)
  • RIVERS: Mississippi River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T0859; Built 1891, composite hull; belonged to U. S. Corps of Engineers on the upper Mississippi River, Rock Island and St. Paul districts. She was sold in May 1931 to Captain Walter Blair. Captain Blair frequently was on the boat himself, doing contract towing. This was his last boat; he had owned 26 steamboats in his lifetime. He sold her to Fred Kahlke in October, 1939. She towed a showboat in 1941 for Oscar Bloom of Chicago, Illinois. She was dismantled at Paducah, Kentucky in the fall of 1942 and her engines and other parts sold for scrap
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: At levee at Memphis, Tennessee on the Wolf River
  • Fury (A)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 47302
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