Navigation and Shipbuilding On The Black Warrior River

Navigation and Shipbuilding On The Black Warrior River (HMJ98)

Location: Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Tuscaloosa County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 12.755', W 87° 34.343'

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Navigation improvements to the Black Warrior River (1888-1895) spurred marine commerce throughout the 20th century. Local ship-builders included the Perkins Brothers, Herman & Son, Corp of Engineers Boatyard, and Baker Towboat. Vessel types included barges, government workboats and towboats. Some of the boats built here were the Black Warrior, Dixie, Gold Bug, Mary, Nelma and R. G. Parker. Numerous navigation companies served the area, six had terminals on the river between Tuscaloosa and Holt in the 1930s. Companies based her included Findlay Towing, Perkins Towboat and Parker Towing.
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HM NumberHMJ98
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Year Placed2002
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 6:06am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 446658 N 3675000
Decimal Degrees33.21258333, -87.57238333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 12.755', W 87° 34.343'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 12' 45.30" N, 87° 34' 20.58" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1679-1697 Lurleen B Wallace Blvd N, Tuscaloosa AL 35401, US
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