Location Information
(for The Sprague)
Name:The Sprague
City/County:Vicksburg, Warren County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1901
Destroyed:burned 1979
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:15 Apr 1977
Date Delisted:15 May 1987
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Context/Comments
The largest and most powerful steam towboat ever constructed, the Sprague was also significant for its role in the development of commerce and trasnportation during the first quarter of the twentieth century. It symolized the great era of river trade in the United States. In the early 1980s it burned after some years of deterioration. It had been listed on the National Register in 1977, but it was delisted in 1987 after its destruction.