Visual display of the Goldenrod (Towboat/Lighthouse tender, 1888-1927)

Goldenrod (Towboat/Lighthouse tender, 1888-1927)

  • July 1915
  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat/Lighthouse tender
  • BUILT: Jeffersonville, Indiana by James W. and M. A. Sweeney, 1888
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Wrecked in a flood, 1927
  • OWNERS: U. S. Engineering Department; Captain J. H. Williams; John Lyons
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Owen F. Jolly (master); W. C. Egon (master circa 1912); Captain Roy A. Miller (pilot); Harry Layfield (striker engineer, 1903; chief engineer, 1912); William Handley (engineer for 22 years); Captain Leslie T. Hill (master in later years)
  • RIVERS: Ohio River; Tennessee River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 2376; Goldenrod replaced the Lily servicing the government lights on the Ohio River and tributaries. Finally she was moored under the ice piers in Middleport, Ohio and in a flood she broke away and was lost, 1927
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: In dry dock at Keokuk, Iowa, July 1915; showing cradles and traveling crane
  • Goldenrod (B)


  • July 1915
Local identifier
  • Neg. 6014
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