M.V. Towboat "Oliver C. Shearer" being built

M.V. Towboat "Oliver C. Shearer" being built
Towboat "Oliver C. Shearer" in drydock with workers painting the name of the company on the boat. Title constructed by cataloger with information from folder. Date from folder.
Original Format
25cm x 21cm
Local Identifier
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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sam miller Apr 04 2015

Yes company built her was of shearer later sold to aep then bought by Campbell's transportation the Oliver c shearer and the lelia c shearer wich the lelia has bin out of service and chopped up the Oliver now runs the lower Ohio river she's 5000 hp 153 ft long and 42 ft wide and also has independent steering wich I am relief captain on today

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Lee Anne Ward Mar 27 2009

The boat's name is "Oliver C. Shearer". The name given here ("O. F. Shearer and Sons") is the name of the company that she was built for.

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