Visual display of the Arthur Hider (Towboat, 1898-1947)

Arthur Hider (Towboat, 1898-1947)

  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: 1898 in Jeffersonville, Indiana
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled in 1947-48
  • OWNERS: United States Engineering Department-Vicksburg District; A.O. Kirschner (1935); Captain W. C. Beatty (1947)
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain George Anderson (master, 1901); Tom Wilcox (pilot, 1901); Doc Rogers (pilot, 1901); Pat Sheehan (mate, 1901); Ed Higgs (engineer, 1901); Tom Moore (engineer, 1901); Captain Paul G. Carpenter (1917); Captain Aubrey D. Haynes (master, 1919); Captain Robert J. Porterwood (master, pilot); Captain Charles L. Wilkerson (master, 1923); Joe Henry (chief engineer, 1923); Captain Mote Stanley (1944); Captain Henry Lindenburn (1945)
  • RIVERS: Mississippi River; Ohio River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T0168; Built for the Mississippi River Commission and transferred to USE, Vicksburg in 1906; named for the principal assistant engineer of the Mississippi River Commission; sold at public sale in September 1935 to A.O. Kirschner of Cincinnati who did contract towing with the boat and narrowly missed burning in December 1935; her best remembered feat was the transfer of a number of houses, loaded on barges, taken from Point Pleasant, West Virginia to Uniontown, Kentucky; the first tow of 30 houses went down in March 1944 and the second tow in April 1945; sold to Captain W.C. Beatty at Cincinnati in December 1947 and dismantled soon thereafter; home port or owner's residence circa 1898 was Memphis Tennessee; original price was $33,850
  • Arthur Hider (A)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 6817
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