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MONTGOMERY (Snagboat)

Pickensville, Alabama
County of Pickens.
Tom Bevill Visitor Center, Corps of Engineers
National Register Number: 83003521
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Government - public works. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Dry land exhibit at Core of Engineers Visitor Center.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 30, 1989):
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.

Condition:
There are no threats to the landmark.

There are no changes to landmark.


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