Visual display of the Patrol (Towboat/Packet, 1883-1918)

Patrol (Towboat/Packet, 1883-1918)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat/Packet
  • BUILT: Hull and cabin built at Sewickley, Pennsylvania, completed at Pittsburgh at the Rees shop in 1883
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Lost by stranding in Harmons Shoals, September 8, 1918
  • OWNERS: 1883: Mississippi River Commission; 1906: USE St. Louis; 1913: Cumberland River Transportation Company
  • RIVERS: Mississippi River; Red River; Cumberland River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 4404 and T2008; She worked as a towboat for the US Mississippi River Commission and the USE St. Louis. Sold at public auction in 1913, she was purchased by the Cumberland River Transportation Company and they used her as a packet, while towing barges. She was stranded in the Harmons Shoals, below Burnside on September 8, 1918. In the summer of 1941, during low water, the wreck was still clearly visible
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Parked at Burnside, Kentucky
  • Patrol (C)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 16654
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