Visual display of the D.W. Wisherd (Towboat, 1933-1952)

D.W. Wisherd (Towboat, 1933-1952)

  • October 2, 1938
  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: 1930, Howard Boat Yards at Jeffersonville, Indiana as the Loretta Howard; Briefly renamed Dorothy McBride prior to becoming the D.E. Wisherd
  • FORMERLY: Loretta Howard and Dorothy McBride
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled 1952
  • OWNERS: 1933: Captain D. Walter Wisherd; Campbell Transportation Company; Mississippi Valley Barge Line; 1947: Captain R.C. Lucas; 1948: Island Creek Fuel and Transportation Company; May, 1952: Captain John L. Beatty of Cincinnati
  • OFFICERS & CREW: 1933: Captain L.C. "Lew" Bradford (master), Frank Hillis (pilot); December, 1936: Captain Charles Roberts (master); Captain Andrew Sayre (master), William S. Pollock (pilot), Jim Casto (chief engineer), William Reynolds (mate)
  • RIVERS: Ohio River; Mississippi River; Wood River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T0553; Under Captain Wisherd's ownership, the D.W. Wisherd operated almost continuously under charter to Campbell Transportation Company and after several years was bought by that firm. In 1936 she received new boilers and came out in December with Captain Charles Roberts, master. Captain R.C. Lucas installed automatic stokers on her in 1947, then sold her in 1948. Again sold in 1952, she was dismantled soon after
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: The D.W. Wisherd on river below Proctor, West Virginia, October 2, 1938
  • D.W. Wisherd (A)


  • October 2, 1938
Local identifier
  • Neg. 29646
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