Barge or scow used by the Moab Garage Co. on the Colorado River during the 1920s. Photo taken near Moab, Utah

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Title Barge or scow used by the Moab Garage Co. on the Colorado River during the 1920s. Photo taken near Moab, Utah
Photo Number P0063n27
Keywords Utah; Rivers and Lakes; Boats and boating; Colorado River
Subject Boats and boating--Green River (Wyo.-Utah)--Photographs; River boats--Photographs
Additional Information The only people to really be successful at hauling freight and passengers on the Colorado were the Baldwin brothers, owners of the Moab Garage Company, who built and used a number of powered barges and scows in the 1920s. In response to the oil excitement along the Colorado River, in August of 1923 the company put in operation a 20-foot long boat, powered by a four-horsepower Evinrude outboard motor. The craft, named the Punkinseed, carried passengers and light freight. A sternwheel-driven scow operated from 1925 to 1929, hauling equipment to oil fields down the Colorado from Moab
Collection Number and Name P0063 River Boats Photograph Collection
Collection Name River Boats
Relation is Part of Utah River Running Archives
Date 1920; 1921; 1922; 1923; 1924; 1925; 1926; 1927; 1928; 1929; 1930
Textual Date 1920s
Owning Institution Multimedia Archives, Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Original Source N/A
Donated By/Purchased From Unknown
Rights http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/
Type Image
ARK ark:/87278/s6hm5wkn
Setname uum_map_rr
Date Created 2003-02-18
Date Modified 2016-04-08
ID 955102
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6hm5wkn
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