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U.S. Snagboat Montgomery

The U.S. Snagboat Montgomery, a stern-wheeled steamboat, lies moored on the Tombigbee River near the Tom Bevill Visitors Center and Museum in Pickens County. This type of steamboat was called a "snagboat" because it travelled up and down the river removing hazardous sunken logs, known as "snags." It was built in 1925 in Charleston, South Carolina, and worked rivers in western Alabama until it was retired in 1982. The ship underwent restoration in 1984 and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989. It is now a museum at the Tom Bevill Lock and Dam site.
Courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers