Visual display of the James Hobson (Towboat, 1873-1886)

James Hobson (Towboat, 1873-1886)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: Cincinnati, Ohio, 1873
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled 1886
  • OWNERS: Captain Varble (1878)
  • RIVERS: Ohio River; Tennessee River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T1327; Captain Varble, the Falls pilot at Louisville, bought her at Cincinnati on January 8, 1878 for $4800. On May 23, with the help of the Resolute, he used her to move the J. M. White from the Howard Yard in Jeffersonville, Indiana to Portland, Kentucky. Her engines went to the sternwheel towboat Dayton of Dayton, Tennessee
  • James Hobson (A)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 45799
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