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    Apr 2006
    On the "Beautiful Ohio" at New Albany, Indiana, opposite Louisville, Kentucky


    MORE Towboat Talk:

    In 1956 the WEBER W. SEBALD and J.T. HATIFIELD staged a race at Huntington, WV, that went from Proctorville to the Chesapeake Bridge. In 1960 the SEBALD was donated to the city of Ashland, KY for use as a marina, the engines and boilers scrapped. In 1969 the city became fearful of the rapidly deteriorating hull and ceased using her. The whistle and one of her nameboards were given to the river museum at Marietta and the roof bell was mounted on a stand in front of Ashland City Hall. On November 2, 1970 the boat sank in the Kanawha River at the landing of the Mountain State Construction Co., St. Alban's West Virginia. As reported by Capt. Bill Judd, the sternwheel shaft has been removed from the wreck through the efforts of Capt. Nelson Jones & crew to become a display at the Point Pleasant River Museum.

    Photos herewith:
    (1) J.T. Hatfield / Weber W. Sebald Race at Huntington - 1956
    (2) Weber W. Sebald at Ashland, Kentucky - 1960 - courtesy of Capt. David Smith
    (3) Sebald sunk in the Kanawha River - August, 1975 - Photo by Jim Swartzwelder
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