Visual display of the Ed Roberts (Towboat, 1884-1913)

Ed Roberts (Towboat, 1884-1913)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: 1884 at Madison, Indiana
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled at Pittsburgh
  • OWNERS: Horner and Roberts; Combine (1900)
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Pete Boli (circa 1900)
  • RIVERS: Ohio River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T0683; This was a big boat with the pilothouse on the roof. Her machinery came from the Sampson No. 2. The original owners (Horner and Roberts) were Pittsburgh coal operators. She was hand steered until Captain T.J. Wood put a steering rig on her in October 1894. After she was dismantled, her machinery went to the packet Peoria of the Eagle Packet Company
  • Ed Roberts (A)


Barrette, Thornton
Local identifier
  • Neg. 6656
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