Visual display of the Richard Barrett (Towboat, 1936-1952)

Richard Barrett (Towboat, 1936-1952)

  • 1937
  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: 1919 at Dubuque, Iowa
  • FORMERLY: Kankakee
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Sold to the West Tennessee Limestone Company and dismantled in 1952
  • OWNERS: Barrett Line
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Cassius Woods (master, 1937); Harry Fitzgerald (pilot, 1937); Charles G. Woods (mate, 1937); Cliff Pickens (engineer, 1937); Douglas Jennings (engineer, 1937); Captain Charles Woods (master, 1947); Ralph W. Bishop (pilot, 1947); John O'Keefe (engineer, 1947); Forrest L. Crutchfield (engineer, 1947)
  • RIVERS: Ohio River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T2158; In October 1942 she was towing to Midland, Pennsylvania when she rammed the sand digger Allegheny that was moored at Pipe Creek, Ohio. Much damage was done to the dredge. The Richard Barrett was laid up for most of 1946 but came out in October 1947 chartered to the U.S. Engineering Department in Memphis
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: In Cairo, Illinois during the 1937 flood. Left to right: Richard Barrett, Jeanne Barrett
  • Richard Barrett (A)


Other title
  • Jeanne Barrett (Towboat)
  • 1937
Local identifier
  • Neg. 51181
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