HISTORY

The vessels which have served as the Mississippi always pulled “double duty” serving both as a Corps work vessel and as the MRC’s river inspection vessel and public meeting venue. During the traditional high-water and low-water seasons each spring and summer, the members of the MRC conduct inspection trips and public meetings aboard the Mississippi at various locations along the length of the Mississippi River.

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EXHIBITS

Every deck of the M/V Mississippi IV has been brought back to life through the use of original pieces, staged items, and soundscapes.  The exhibits include a boat simulator, interactive kiosks, and information about the vessel’s working life and the Mississippi River Commission. There are activities for all ages, and much to see and explore!

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PHOTO GALLERY

The M/V Mississippi IV played an important role as a US Army Corps of Engineers workboat and as a public ambassador for the Mississippi River Commission.  She also marked a distinct departure from traditional paddle wheel steam-driven vessels that once plied the waters of the Mississippi River. Explore some historic photographs of the Mississippi River and the progression of the M/V Mississippi IV from her construction, working life, MRC duties, and to the making of this museum.

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