Category Archives: Warwood West Virginia

CAPT. JACK LOOMIS TOWBOAT

CAPT. JACK LOOMIS Towboat Authentic Scale Model Replica by John Bowman In 1934, Dravo Corporation, Neville Island, Pennsylvania built the steel-hulled towboat Peace, hull number 1163 for Union Barge Line Corp. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which was delivered in October of 1934. She was powered by two Winton diesels, which developed 750-hp. She was later re-powered […]

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NAIL CITY TOWBOAT with COAL BARGE

NAIL CITY With Coal Barge Model by John Bowman Authentic Scale Model Replica of the NAIL CITY Steam-Towboat The Steam-powered Towboat “NAIL CITY” was built in the Nail City; Wheeling, West Virginia in 1872 for Ed Hobbs of “Hobbs, Taylor & Company” by the shipyard of “Wilson, Dunlevy & Wheeler”. This was probably the last […]

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COSTANZO TOWBOAT

COSTANZO Towboat Authentic Sternwheel Towboat Model by John Bowman 2014 The towboat Costanzo was originally, the stern-wheel towboat A.R. Budd built for Capt. J.M. Hammitt of the Budd Coal Co. at his Marietta boat yard in 1906. A.R. Budd was traded to Frank Costanzo, owner of the Richland and Costanzo Coal Co. Wheeling, (Warwood and […]

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