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Old 04-01-2008, 05:23 PM
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According to my notes, the first iron hull didn't make it to the Red River until ca. 1870. That was the John T. Moore, built in Cincinnatti (Way #3121). She advertised that her cargo insurance rates were one half those for wooden bottoms due to the iron hull.
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