Barbara H

Model:35F10
Serial:
Bore:10"
Stroke:12½"
Cylinders:4
Horsepower:160
RPM:400
Current Owner:Historic Sternwheeler Preservation Society
Current Location:Lamb, Indiana
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.