H. E. LANCASTER
H. E. Lancaster in Command of New boat
Local Captain will Bring Steamer up- River this Week.
When the new Steamer Mark Twain, towboat for the Inland Waterways Corp., comes steaming up the Mississippi river past Davenport the latter part of this week on its first trip from St. Louis to Minneapolis, Captain Harry E. Lancaster, 2216 Grand Ave., will be in command.
Captain Lancaster left Davenport a few days ago for Dubuque, and will take the Steamer, C. C. Webber, also an Inland Waterways vessel, to St. Louis to turn it over to company officers for use on the Illinois river this summer. The Webber was in the Dubuque boatyards for the winter.
As master of the Mark Twain, Captain Lancaster will have one of the newest and finest towboats on the river. It was recently finished at the Howard ship Yards, in Indiana, and has just been accepted by the inland Corp. at St. Louis. Last year he was in command of the Steamer S. S Thorpe, which was also engaged in upper-Mississippi service.
For 14 years Captain Lancaster was with the Steamer Marquette, owned by the Moline Consumers, co. and for the past four years has been with Inland Waterways Corp.
A. H. Lovett of Davenport is his steersman on the Mark Twain. Other officers are Louis Nyhammer, pilot; F. Chandler, chief engineer and David Whitney, mate, all of Dubuque.
Source: Davenport Democrat andLeader, Davenport, Ia., 27 Mar 1932.
Contributed by Sue Rekkas.
Capt. Harry Lancaster 1876-1932