Visual display of the Alexander Mackenzie (Towboat, 1939-1954)

Alexander Mackenzie (Towboat, 1939-1954)

  • ca. 1945
  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: 1939, Marietta Manufacturing Company, Point Pleasant, West Virginia
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled at Port Amherst, West Virginia, 1954
  • OWNERS: Central Barge Company, 1940; Mississippi Valley Barge Line Company, 1952; Amherst Barge Line, 1954
  • OFFICERS & CREW: A.C. Ingersoll (Captain/Master); Harry Morse (Pilot); Marquette Lancaster (Pilot); Carl Hall (Chief Engineer); Robert Brown (Engineer, 1946); Lonnie Langdon (2nd Engineer); Ellis Robinson (Mate)
  • RIVERS: Illinois River; Mississippi River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T0085; Designed by Floyd E. Alexander and christened by Miss Sylvia Traer; April, 1946 an engineroom accident resulted in the death of engineer Robert Brown of Cincinnati, Carl Hall had been on vacation
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Alexander Mackenzie pushes an 11 barge tow, plus a fuel barge through the draw of the Milwaukee Road pontoon bridge at Marquette, Iowa; suspension bridge carries auto traffic between Marquette and Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
  • Alexander Mackenzie (A)


  • ca. 1945
Local identifier
  • Neg. 2609
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