US 2022 Towboat, Memphis Tennessee ; Mighty Mississippi 58c. Scott. 5698h


US 2022 Towboat, Memphis Tennessee ; Mighty Mississippi 58c. Scott. 5698h


Series: The Mighty Mississippi (2022)

Stamp details: Towboat, Memphis Tennessee

Issued date: 23-05-2022 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 58c.
(FOREVER - No Face Value)

Format: Pane of 10

Emission: Commemorative
First Day City: Memphis, Tennessee

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 5698h
Yvert et Tellier (France): 5539

Designers: Ethel Kessler (designer)

Dimensions (height x width):
25mm x 39.75mm

Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd
Print Method: Offset

Designers: Ethel Kessler

Stamp Colors: Multicolored
Perforation: Serpentine Die Cut 11
Gum type: Self-Adhesive

Themes: Landscape, Boat, River

Total print: 40,000,000 (estimate)

Note: Stamp from mini-sheet.

Face value US$0.58 on day of issue.

Description:- A pusher, pusher craft, pusher boat, pusher tug, or towboat, is a boat designed for pushing barges or car floats. In the United States, the industries that use these vessels refer to them as towboats. These vessels are characterized by a square bow, a shallow draft, and typically have knees, which are large plates mounted to the bow for pushing barges of various heights. These boats usually operate on rivers and inland waterways. Multiple barges lashed together, or a boat and any barges lashed to it, are referred to as a "tow" and can have dozens of barges. Many of these vessels, especially the long distances, or long haul boats, include living quarters for the crew.
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pusher_(boat)