Visual display of the Lee H. Brooks (Packet/Towboat, 1890-1923)

Lee H. Brooks (Packet/Towboat, 1890-1923)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Packet/Towboat
  • BUILT: 1890 as a packet at Evansville, Indiana; Made into a towboat in 1900
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled about 1923
  • OWNERS: 1890: Captain Ott Hissom; 1897: William Weigel; 1900: J.K. and Edward Davison; 1917: Captain W.L. Berry
  • OFFICERS & CREW: May, 1896: Mrs. Helen M. Young (mate); 1897: Captain H.L. Johnson (master); 1900: Captain Edward J. Hulings (master); Later: Captain Tom Hudson (master); 1917: Captain Grace Davis (master), Henry Carroll (pilot), Elwood Wingfield and Walter Hatcher (engineers)
  • RIVERS: Ohio River; Monongahela River; Allegheny River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 3401 and T1567; Built for short trades around Cincinnati. Sold in 1897 she ran the Monongahela River between Pittsburgh and Elizabeth, Pennsylvania. Sold again in 1900 to J.K. and Edward Davison who were digging and selling Allegheny River sand and gravel, they made her a towboat. December, 1907, she sank near Aspinwall, Pennsylvania on the Allegheny River. In 1917, she was sold to W.L. Berry, Paducah, where she towed ties and lumber. She was dismantled about 1923
  • Lee H. Brooks (A)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 52643
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