Visual display of the Van (Towboat, 1919-1925)

Van (Towboat, 1919-1925)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: 1894 at Brownsville, Pennsylvania
  • FORMERLY: Bertha
  • BECAME: Charles R. Wilson
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Sold to the Wilson Sand Company in January 1925 and renamed
  • OWNERS: Great Southern Refining Company (1919)
  • RIVERS: Kentucky River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T2509; Great Southern Refining purchased the Bertha from the Pittsburgh Coal Company in June 1919. The boat was reboilered and rebuilt at Paducah and renamed Van. She towed oil out of the Kentucky River to Louisville until sold in January 1925
  • Van (A)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 13639
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