Visual display of the C. C. Webber (Towboat, 1927-1947)

C. C. Webber (Towboat, 1927-1947)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: Dubuque, Iowa 1927 by Dubuque Boat & Boiler Company
  • BECAME: Ellen Hatfield
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Sold and renamed Ellen Hatfield
  • OWNERS: Federal Barge Lines; Hatfield-Campbell Creek Coal Company
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Fred Ross Kay (Chief engineer, 1927)
  • RIVERS: Mississippi River; Missouri River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T0313; Belonged to Federal Barge Line and named for C. C. Webber, head of the firm Deere & Webber, of Minneapolis, who was an ardent advocate of upper Mississippi improvements; designed by T. Rees Tarn. She left Dubuque on August 16, 1927 with Fred Ross Kay as chief engineer. He left her in 1928 to enter U. S. Inspection Service. Although principally used on upper Mississippi, she served some time in the Missouri River run to Kansas City (1935). She once sank in Dubuque harbor and was laid up December 14, 1929. She was sold in October 1947 to Hatfield-Campbell Creek Coal Company, who renamed her Ellen Hatfield
  • C. C. Webber (A)

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  • Neg. 7653
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