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Visual display of the Ranger (Towboat, 1936-1950)

Ranger (Towboat, 1936-1950)

  • June 6, 1940
  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: 1936 at Neville Island, Pennsylvania by Dravo; completed at Elizabeth, Pennsylvania
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Sold to Coal City Towing Company in 1950 and became a landing boat
  • OWNERS: Pittsburgh Coal Company; Zubik Towing Company (1945)
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Orvis O. Bowen (master, 1936); J.J. Bowrey (pilot, 1936); George Heckman (mate, 1936); John H. Bush (chief engineer, 1936); George Dean (2nd engineer, 1936); Captain Ellis Foster (master, 1938); James "Pat" Menahan (pilot, 1938); Eddie Goffard (chief engineer, 1938); Captain Frank Smith (master, 1940); Captain R.F. Eberhart (1948)
  • RIVERS: Ohio River; Monongahela River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T2113; Captain Eberhart had steel buckets put on the Ranger in February 1948 which was a very bad month for ice on the Monongahela River. His use of the buckets was successful. In 1945 she was chartered out to Wheeling Steel and others. In April 1947 she passed Clarington, Ohio with a UBL tow
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: At Pool No. 3 on the Monongahela River, Pittsburgh
  • Ranger (A)

Publication Details

June 6, 1940
Local identifier
Neg. 14481
For Staff