The U.S. Corps of Engineers Motor Vessel Mississippi was docked at the Cape Girardeau riverfront August 14 and 15. I thought it might be neater to see it at dusk than daylight, so I went Friday night.
It was a perfect night, with the temps in the middle 70s for a change. Throngs of people crawled all over the boat, billed as the largest diesel towboat built in the United States. To save myself a bunch of typing, I’ll just give you a link to The MV Mississippi’s website.
Earlier stories about river craft
- Dredge Ste. Genevieve in the 1960s
- Dredge Potter and Pushboat Prairie Du Rocher
- Barges sunk off Cape Rock
- Al Knowles floats down the river
- Working the Huck Finn Beat
- Launch of a towboat
- The Towboat Issaquena seemed to run into (literally) a bunch of problems
- Mother of all magnets passes Cape
MV Mississippi photo gallery
Enough about old stuff. Here’s what I shot of The Mississippi just as the sun was going down. Click on any photo to make it larger, then use the arrows to move around.