As mentioned previously in these columns dealing with early diesel towboats, the Charles Ward Engineering Works of Charleston, W.Va., was an early proponent of prop-driven vessels. However, in 1927, Ward… Read More
O.F. Shearer & Sons
The Charles Ward Engineering Works, Charleston, W.Va., was a pioneer in the advent of the screw propeller as a means of providing thrust to towing vessels. The James Rumsey, built… Read More
With the recent purchase of the venerable towboat Oliver C. Shearer from Campbell Transportation Company, Excell Marine Corporation, Cincinnati, Ohio, is perpetuating a name that is deeply etched into river… Read More
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