Visual display of the Robert P. Gillham (Towboat, 1901-1925)

Robert P. Gillham (Towboat, 1901-1925)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: 1901 at Parkersburg, West Virginia
  • BECAME: Henry C. Yeiser, Jr.
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Renamed in 1925
  • OWNERS: Campbell's Creek Coal Company
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Thomas Wright (master, 1901-1920); John Barrows (chief engineer); Gus Butler (chief engineer)
  • RIVERS: Kanawha River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T2182; She towed from the Kanawha River to Louisville. Named for Col. Robert P. Gillham who was in the coal business. In September 1914, the boat sank at Crown City, Ohio. She was raised and repaired at Dana, West Virginia. Deckhands called her the "Rob'em, Starve'em, Kill'em"
  • Robert P. Gillham (A)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 17067
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