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Navigation and Shipbuilding On The Black Warrior River

 
 
Navigation and Shipbuilding On The Black Warrior River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
1. Navigation and Shipbuilding On The Black Warrior River Marker
Inscription. Navigation improvements to the Black Warrior River (1888-1895) spurred marine commerce throughout the 20th century. Local ship-builders included the Perkins Brothers, Herman & Son, Corp of Engineers Boatyard, and Baker Towboat. Vessel types included barges, government workboats and towboats. Some of the boats built here were the Black Warrior, Dixie, Gold Bug, Mary, Nelma and R. G. Parker. Numerous navigation companies served the area, six had terminals on the river between Tuscaloosa and Holt in the 1930s. Companies based here included Findlay Towing, Perkins Towboat and Parker Towing.
 
Erected 2002 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 33° 12.755′ N, 87° 34.343′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is on Greensboro Avenue north of 2nd Street (Jack Warner Parkway), on the left. Click for map. Marker is located in the Black Warrior Riverwalk Park under the Lurleen B. Wallace Blvd Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Tuscaloosa AL 35401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Horace King (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Captain Benjamin F. Eddins (about 400 feet away); Burns’ Shoals
Navigation and Shipbuilding On The Black Warrior River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
2. Navigation and Shipbuilding On The Black Warrior River Marker
(about 600 feet away); The Black Warrior River (approx. 0.2 miles away); The M & O Railroad Trestle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home Guard Defended Covered Bridge / Bridging The Black Warrior River (approx. 0.2 miles away); “The Indian Fires Are Going Out” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyWaterways & Vessels
 
Navigation and Shipbuilding On The Black Warrior River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
3. Navigation and Shipbuilding On The Black Warrior River Marker
A Towboat docked on the Black Warrior River image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 17, 2008
4. A Towboat docked on the Black Warrior River
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,093 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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