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Visual display of the Champion Coal (Towboat, 1935-1954)

Champion Coal (Towboat, 1935-1954)

  • September 19, 1946
  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: Hull and cabin built at Neville Island, Pennsylvania by Dravo. She was completed at Elizabeth, Pennsylvania
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Laid up in 1951 and dismantled in 1954
  • OWNERS: Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal Company, J.D.A. Morrow, president
  • OFFICERS & CREW: At launch: Captain Robert F. Eberhart, river transportation manager of Pittsburgh Coal and John Bush (chief engineer); early years: Captain William I. Shaw (master), John Bush (chief engineer); later: John Keil (chief)
  • RIVERS: Monongahela River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T0373; This craft was designed by T.R. Tarn and had a wrought iron hull. She was christened by Nancy Morrow, daughter of J.D.A. Morrow, and launched April 23, 1935. In January, 1943, she became disabled and her tow went over Emsworth Dam on the Ohio River. She worked the Monongahela River mines to Weirton all her career
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Champion Coal traveling downstream, passing Donner's Run on the Monongahela River near Fayette City, Pennsylvania on September 19, 1946
  • Champion Coal (A)