Visual display of the J. F. Butts (Towboat, 1919-1942)

J. F. Butts (Towboat, 1919-1942)

  • June 14, 1934
  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: 1919 at Madison, Indiana; completed at Carrollton, Kentucky
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled at Reed, West Virginia and made into a pumpboat in 1943
  • OWNERS: E.J. Hickey Transportation Company
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Thomas J. Meek (master); Leon Ash (pilot, 1920s); Cliff Tague (engineer)
  • RIVERS: Kentucky River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T1245; Built from the towboat Reba Reeves. In April 1921, she became the first boat to pass through the new lock at the Louisville canal
  • J. F. Butts (A)


  • June 14, 1934
Local identifier
  • Neg. 14863
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