Visual display of the Wm. Larimer Jones (Towboat, 1930-1953)

Wm. Larimer Jones (Towboat, 1930-1953)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: 1930 at Jeffersonville, Indiana by Howard Ship Yard
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled and sold for scrap in 1953
  • OWNERS: Jones and Laughlin Steel Company
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain James Cypher (master)
  • RIVERS: Ohio River; Tennessee River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T2671; Home port or owner's residence in 1929, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was a duplicate of the Titan. Named for William Larimer Jones, president of Jones and Laughlin Steel Company. This boat had no pilot wheel and was steered with levers, a first among boats of that time
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: In a race at Pittsburgh, left to right: Wm. Larimer Jones, Homestead
  • Wm. Larimer Jones (A)


Other title
  • Homestead
Local identifier
  • Neg. 50887
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