Visual display of the Seminole (Towboat, 1917-1948)

Seminole (Towboat, 1917-1948)

  • October 4, 1926
  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: 1917 at Mobile, Alabama
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled in 1948
  • OWNERS: 1917: Mengel Company
  • OFFICERS & CREW: 1918: Captain Laurence McMakin (master), Tom O. Stone (chief engineer); 1921: Captain John A. Hottell (master), Harvey McCullough (pilot), Frank Good (chief engineer); 1935: Captain Frank A. Walk (master), Hiram Boone, Joe Trudell and Ed. Warner (pilots), Macon O. Blankenship (chief engineer), C.L. Brown (mate); 1945: Captain L.L. Lanius, Jr. (master), L.L. Lanius, Sr. (pilot), I.C. Alberato (chief engineer), Mack Musgrove (2nd engineer)
  • RIVERS: Boeuf River; Bayou Macon; Tensas River; Yazoo River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T2287; In 1918, she was running out of Hickman, Kentucky towing logs. In March, 1930 she was 85 miles up Bayou Macon, a tributary of the Tensas River, and came within 18 miles of Delhi, Louisiana. In January, 1946, she went up Boeuf River 4 miles for logs. She was possibly the last commercial steamboat to ply the Yazoo River. On April 19, 1946 she sank at the Mengel landing at Baton Rouge, Louisiana and was repaired at New Orleans. She was sold to Yaun Boat & Barge Repair Company in 1948 and they dismantled her
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Photo taken by Alene Stottlebower on October 4, 1926 at Madison, Indiana
  • Seminole (A)


Stottlebower, Alene
  • October 4, 1926
Local identifier
  • Neg. 37876
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