Catawissa (tugboat)

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Owner: Philadelphia and Reading Railroad
Builder: Harlan and Hollingsworth
Fate: Scrapped 2008
General characteristics
Tonnage: 558 GRT
Length: 158 ft (48 m)
Beam: 19 ft (5.8 m)
Depth: 18 ft (5.5 m)
Installed power: Triple-expansion steam
Catawissa (tugboat)
Catawissa (tugboat) is located in New York
Catawissa (tugboat)
Location Lock 3, NY State Barge Canal, Erie Div., Waterford, New York
Coordinates 42°47′57″N 73°41′22″W / 42.79917°N 73.68944°W / 42.79917; -73.68944Coordinates: 42°47′57″N 73°41′22″W / 42.79917°N 73.68944°W / 42.79917; -73.68944
Area less than one acre
Built 1898
Architect Harlan & Hollingsworth
NRHP Reference # 96000828[1]
Added to NRHP August 8, 1996

Catawissa was a historic tugboat located at Waterford in Saratoga County, New York. She was built in 1896-1897 by Harlan and Hollingsworth of Wilmington, Delaware for the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad to tow coal barges between ports on the Eastern Seaboard. She was 158 feet in length, 19 feet in beam and 18 feet in depth. She was registered at 558 gross tons. She had a riveted steel framed and plated hull.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996,[1] Catawissa was scrapped in 2008.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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