Visual display of the Julius Fleischmann (Towboat, 1918-1945)

Julius Fleischmann (Towboat, 1918-1945)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: 1897, Jeffersonville, Indiana, named Dolphin No. 3
  • FORMERLY: 1897: Dolphin No. 3; 1916: Harry Anderson
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Sank, March 21, 1945 opposite Catlettsburg, Kentucky on Ohio shore
  • OWNERS: 1918: Hatfield Coal; later: Hatfield-Campbell Creek; Unknown date: Ohio & Kanawha Transportation Company
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Homer Varian (master), Captain William D. Curry (pilot); Captain Loyal Wright (master); Captain Tom Woodward (master), George T. Hamilton, Jr. (pilot); 1945: Captain Moten Stanley (master), Herb Stanley (chief engineer), Fred Wiseman (2nd engineer), Arlin Austin (pilot), Charles C. Barr (mate), Captain William D. Kimble (steersman)
  • RIVERS: Kanawha River; Monongahela River; Ohio River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T1476; She was named after Julius Fleischmann of Cincinnati who died February, 1925. Owned by Hatfield coal interest, she towed between Kanawha River and Louisville. July 27, 1930, she struck a rock and sank at Beech Hill on the Kanawha River. She was raised. Made a trip to Pittsburgh in late fall, 1935. At one time went up the Monongahela River to Clairton to deliver Carnegie barges. November, 1936 she broke her shaft at Point Pleasant, West Virginia. It was replaced. She was lost opposite Catlettsburg, Kentucky after striking a new intake pier along the Ohio shore on March 21, 1945 at 6:30 am
  • Julius Fleischmann (A)


Steinhardt, Mrs. Norbert
Local identifier
  • Neg. 38037
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