Visual display of the Edgar Thomson (Towboat, 1919-1953)

Edgar Thomson (Towboat, 1919-1953)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: Ambridge, Pennsylvania and completed at Coal Valley, Pennsylvania marine ways, 1919
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled at Coal Valley, Pennsylvania, in January, 1953
  • OWNERS: Carnegie Steel Company
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Harry Shaw (master for a long time)
  • RIVERS: Monongahela River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T0685; The Edgar Thomson was one of the first towboats built for the Carnegie Steel Company. On March 31, 1932, she was drawn out at Dam 1, Monongahela River and struck two loads on the dam. She was completely rebuilt at Coal Valley, Pennsylvania in 1945 and was dismantled at Coal Valley, January, 1953
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Edgar Thomson at an industrial site
  • Edgar Thomson (A)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 11113
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