E.P. Weston (1863)
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Service History


During the winter of 1863-1864 the side-wheel towboat 76 was built at Berlin, Wis. She was eighty feet long and twenty foot beam and had two engines from a locomotive. She was later sold to Captain Stimpson of New London, hauled out and lengthened, her name changed to A.N. Lincoln after the president and then run on the Fox River route.
In the fall of 1867, the A.N. Lincoln was bought by Morse and Page who had her rebuilt the following summer. The vessel was renamed the E.P. Weston. In the spring of 1869 she was put on the route between Montello and Berlin on the Fox River working in cojunction with the St.Paul Railroad. In 1883 the E.P. Weston was sold to Nick Garrow & Priest (from Eureka) who used the vessel for general freighting on the Fox River.
Final Voyage


After 23 years of service on the Fox River the E.P. Weston (76, A.N.Lincoln) had seen her days. In the fall of 1886 she was abandoned as worthless and her machinery placed on the barge Bismarck. This craft was then called the T.S.Chitterton which was in service until 1888 after which the machinery was placed in the burned out steamer Leander Choate and the name changed to C.S. Morris.
 
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