Visual display of the Captain Alphin (Towboat, 1937-1948)

Captain Alphin (Towboat, 1937-1948)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: 1937 at Nashville, Tennessee completed at Paducah
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Sold to Ryan Stevedoring Company in 1948 and dismantled
  • OWNERS: Captain George E. Roper (1937); River Terminals Company, Harvey, Louisiana; Ryan Stevedoring Company (1948)
  • OFFICERS & CREW: 1937: Captain N.M. Ferrell (master), E.S. Gilmore and Paul Lemke (pilots), James Brown (chief engineer); 1940: Captain J.B. Chauvin (master); 1945: Captain R.W. Duke (skipper)
  • RIVERS: Mississippi River; Ouachita River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T0340; Originally built for the New Orleans-Ouachita River service
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Galley of the Captain Alphin
  • Captain Alphin (A)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 7305
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