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sternwheeler Barbara H

Fairbanks-Morse Diesel Engine in the sternwheel tugboat Barbara H
Model #: 35F10 Engine #:
Bore & Stroke: 10" x 12 1/2" Cylinders: four
Horsepower: 160 RPM: 400
Current Owner: Historic Sternwheeler Preservation Soc. link
Current Location: Lamb, Indiana map
Current Condition: Operational as primary propulsion

Engine History

The sternwheel tugboat Barbara H is powered by a four-cylinder Fairbanks-Morse diesel engine.

The tug was originally built as a gasoline-powered boat named the Standard for the Standard Oil Company of Ohio in 1922. In 1925, the gasoline engine was replaced with a Fairbanks-Morse 35B8-1/2 diesel engine, which powered the tug until 1940. Under new owners, the tug was renamed the Donald B and repowered with a Fairbanks-Morse 35F10 diesel engine. It was an active tugboat moving barges on the Ohio River until 2000, when it was retired as the longest working towboat.

External Links

the HSPSI's Barbara H page
Historic Sternwheeler Preservation Society Inc