Visual display of the Tiber (Towboat/Rafter, 1862-1888)

Tiber (Towboat/Rafter, 1862-1888)

  • 1874
  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat/Rafter
  • BUILT: 1862 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled at Le Claire, Wisconsin in 1888
  • OWNERS: 1862: George W. Cochran, J. and M.A. Nimick, Theodore Bagaley and Captain John Rodgers; 1864: worked for the U.S. service; 1878: R. M. Moore; 1883: Quincy Lumber Company; 1886: Carpenter Brothers; Unknown dates: John Robson, Willis Blakeslee, Gem City Lumber Company
  • OFFICERS & CREW: 1862: Captain John Rodgers; 1866: Captain Andy Miller (master); 1869: John Killer (master); 1878: W.A. Kratka (master); 1883: Captain William Kratka (master); Unknown dates: Willis Blakeslee (master), Frank Looney (pilot and master)
  • RIVERS: Allegheny River; Mississippi River; Minnesota River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T2426; In 1862 she was operated by R.D. Cochran & Company. During the six weeks in the spring of 1862, she brought 10,000 barrels of oil down the Allegheny and delivered 6,000 empty oil barrels to the oil fields. In 1864, during the Civil War, she served in the U.S. service, handling barges loaded with military supplies between St. Louis and White River, Arkansas. After the war, she was sold to the upper Mississippi. She entered the Minnesota River trade in 1866. She was in the rafting trade from 1868 to 1886. She was registered from Winona, Minnesota in 1868; prior to 1878 she was at the Port of La Crosse, Wisconsin and by May 17, 1878 she was at the Port of Dubuque, Iowa. In 1888 she was dismantled at Le Claire, Wisconsin
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Left: Wyman X; Right: Tiber
  • Tiber (A)


Other title
  • Wyman X (Sternwheel Packet)
  • 1874
Local identifier
  • Neg. 16040
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