Visual display of the Montana (Packet/Snagboat, 1864-1879)

Montana (Packet/Snagboat, 1864-1879)

  • BOAT TYPE: Packet/Snagboat
  • BUILT: 1864 at Shousetown, Pennsylvania
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled in 1879 at La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • OWNERS: Captain David Throckmorton and J.E. Gorman; U.S. Engineering Department (1867)
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Jerry W. Webster (master)
  • RIVERS: Missouri River; Mississippi River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 4018; She was ready for work, leaving Pittsburgh the first week in May 1864. First home port, St. Louis, Missouri. She was seen below Crow Creek in 1866. The U.S. Engineering Department used her for upper Mississippi River and Missouri River work. After she was dismantled in 1879, her parts were used in building the Gen. Barnard
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: On the Mississippi River at St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Montana (B)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 33326
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