MONTGOMERY (snagboat)

Also known as: U.S. Snagboat MONTGOMERY
Lock and Dam Rd., Pickensville, Alabama

One of a handful of surviving steam-powered sternwheelers in the country and is one of only two surviving Corps of Engineers snagboats.

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Description 

The steam-propelled sternwheel snagboat MONTGOMERY (1925) is one of a handful of surviving steam-powered sternwheelers in the country and is one of only two surviving Corps of Engineers snagboats. Snagboats cleared the western rivers of countless obstructions and allowed the spread of navigation to regions previously inaccessible. MONTGOMERY played a major part in the building of the Alabama-Tombigbee-Tennessee River Project, an alternative river system to the Mississippi, as well as serving to maintain the Apalachicola, Black Warrior, Chatahoochee, Coosa, and Flint Rivers. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, June 30, 1989

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 28, 1983
Reference number
83003521
Areas of significance
Commerce; Engineering; Transportation; Maritime History
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic functions
Water-related; Public works
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant year
1926