With this splash, the Mississippi River gained a new towboat. A cursory search of the Google News Archives didn’t turn up a story about the launch, but I know The Missourian did a story. If and when I find it, I’ll post an update.
The launch happened just south of the Missouri Dry Docks, shown in the photo. Note St. Vincent’s College and Seminary, now River Campus, in the background of some of the pictures.
Gallery of launch photos
Click on any photo to make it larger, then click on the left or right side to move through the gallery. The gallery is in time sequence order.