Visual display of the Pioneer (Ferry/Towboat, 1929-1936)

Pioneer (Ferry/Towboat, 1929-1936)

  • BOAT TYPE: Ferry/Towboat
  • BUILT: 1909 at Bath, Maine as the Ferdinando Gorges
  • FORMERLY: Ferdinando Gorges
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Converted to a diesel-prop towboat in 1936
  • OWNERS: 1934: American Barge Line Company
  • RIVERS: Mississippi River; Chesapeake Bay
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T2055; She originally was owned and operated on the Hudson River by the Hudson River Navigation Company. By 1929 she had been renamed and in 1933 she operated as a ferry at Cape Charles, Virginia on the Chesapeake Bay. American Barge Line Company purchased her in 1934 and she towed barges on the Mississippi as a steam side-wheeler in 1934 and 1935. In 1936 she was converted to a diesel-prop towboat at Louisville
  • Pioneer (A)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 10388
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