pumpboat

A small barge holding a steam boiler and equipment for sucking water from leaking barges by means of steam. Usually found around fleets and landings. A good pumpboat is housed over and roofed, one deck high, and the smokestack juts through the roof. It is non-propelled and generally has a whistle too big for it, used to toot warnings and signals.



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