Visual display of the Minnesota (Towboat, 1921-1951)

Minnesota (Towboat, 1921-1951)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel/screw propeller
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: Stillwater, Minnesota, 1921
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Sank at Fire Prairie Creek near Levasy, Missouri, after striking a railroad bridge pier on the Missouri River at Sibley, Missouri, June 21, 1951
  • OWNERS: Goltra Line; Federal Barge Line
  • OFFICERS & CREW: 1925: Captain Edgar L. "Jocko" Meek (master), Leroy King and John M. Warner (pilots), Charles Hunley (chief engineer), Ernest Vongruenigan (second engineer), George Lindsay (mate); Goltra Line crew in spring 1926: Captain John M. Warner (master), Guy Walker (pilot), Charles Hunley (chief engineer); March 1926: James Rowley and Henry Lindenburn (pilots); after 1930: Captain J. Wylie Leek (master), Carl R. Cutting (master), J. F. Browinski, Jr. (master); C. S. Wilkins (pilot, 1940; died while on watch near Chester, Illinois)
  • RIVERS: Mississippi River; Missouri River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T1826; Had a long, low paddlewheel; later converted to twin props (1930). In March, 1926, on a trip to Pittsburgh, she tried to lock through old Lock 1, Monongahela River and wouldn't fit. During WWII she delivered submarines from Lockport, Illinois to New Orleans
  • Minnesota (E)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 14137
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