Visual display of the Crescent (Towboat, 1937-1952)

Crescent (Towboat, 1937-1952)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: Neville Island, Pennsylvania, Dravo Corporation, 1937
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled, 1952
  • OWNERS: 1937: Pittsburgh Coal Company; December, 1947: J.K. Davison Brothers
  • OFFICERS & CREW: 1940: Captain Louis Althoff (master), Ed Price (chief engineer)
  • RIVERS: Monongahela River; Allegheny River; Mississippi River; Wolf River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T520; She saw service usually in the local Pittsburgh area; to the mines of the Monongahela and to the sand digger in the Allegheny. In the spring of 1940, she made a trip down the Mississippi under charter to UBL. The Davison firm retired and dismantled her in 1952 when they built a new diesel towboat
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Crescent at barge loading dock on the Wolf River at Memphis Tennessee
  • Crescent ( C )


Local identifier
  • Neg. 47307
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