Visual display of the Aquila (Towboat, 1928-1951)

Aquila (Towboat, 1928-1951)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: 1928 in Wabasha, Minnesota
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled in 1951
  • OWNERS: William G. Peters (1928); McGrath Coal Company (1945); Molo Sand and Gravel Company (1946)
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain W.M. Clark (master, 1937); Harry Lancaster (pilot, 1937); Lester Wiest (chief engineer, 1937); Captain R.J. Richtman (master, 1945); George T. Heckman (engineer, 1945); Clair Heckman (engineer, 1945)
  • RIVERS: Mississippi River; Wood River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T0147; Two boilers; Gillett and Eaton machinery; did contract towing; towed gas from Wood River to St. Paul 1937; towed coal between St. Louis and St. Paul 1945; after dismantling was bought by Richard P. Bissell for a private houseboat;sunk March 15, 1953?
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: The interior of the Aquila during construction at Peters Boatyard in Wabasha, Minnesota
  • Aquila (A)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 3516
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