Montgomery (snagboat)

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Montgomery
Montgomery on the Apalachicola.jpg
Montgomery on the Apalachicola River.
Career
Builder: Charleston Dry Dock and Machine Company
Launched: 1925
Out of service: November 8, 1982
General characteristics
Length: 178 ft (54 m) LOA
Beam: 34 ft 3 in (10.44 m)
Depth: 6 ft (1.8 m)
Installed power: Steam
Propulsion: Sternwheel
Montgomery (snagboat)
Montgomery (snagboat) is located in Alabama
Montgomery (snagboat)
Location Pickensville, Alabama
Coordinates 33°12′44″N 88°17′10″W / 33.21222°N 88.28611°W / 33.21222; -88.28611Coordinates: 33°12′44″N 88°17′10″W / 33.21222°N 88.28611°W / 33.21222; -88.28611
Built 1925
Architect Charleston Drydock & Machine Co.
Governing body United States Army Corps of Engineers
NRHP Reference # 83003521
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 28, 1983[1]
Designated NHL June 30, 1989[2]

Montgomery is a steam-powered sternwheel-propelled snagboat built in 1925 by the Charleston Dry Dock and Machine Company of Charleston, South Carolina, and operated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Montgomery cleared snags and obstructions from the Coosa, Alabama, Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, Flint, Black Warrior, and Tombigbee Rivers until her retirement from the Corps of Engineers on November 8, 1982. She was restored in 1984 and again in 2004, declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989.[2][3] Montgomery now operates as a museum ship at the Tom Bevill Lock and Dam Visitor Center in Pickensville, Alabama.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Montgomery (snagboat)". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-24. 
  3. ^ Foster, Kevin J. (5 February 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Montgomery (snagboat)" (pdf). National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-09-06. , and
    "Accompanying photos, exterior and interior, from 1980 and 1988" (pdf). National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-09-06.