Iowa (1852)
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Service History


"The Iowa was a sidewheel steamer when she first came out in 1852. A few years later she was altered into a screw propeller, in which shape she rendered good service until purchased by the Peshtigo Lumbering Company, when she was converted into a barge, her machinery being placed in the propeller Boscobel..."
Final Voyage


"The barge Iowa, in tow of the tug Admiral Porter, ran ashore about 1 1/2 miles north of Taylor and Bach's pier and about 4 1/2 miles south of Kewaunee, WI. Despite the efforts of the Admiral Porter and another tug the Kitty Smoke, the Iowa could not be pulled off. The Milwaukee Sentinel of 11/22/1869 reported that her outfit had been recovered and that the vessel itself had gone to pieces. In December, the hulk was burned and according to the Kewaunee Enterprise, she burned to the water's edge, with "what was left of her floated to ashore" Her ironwork was then removed." Last Document Surrendered Cleveland 11/29/1869: "Lost"
 
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