Public invited aboard diesel towboat on the Mississippi River | Events
ST. LOUIS, MO (KFVS) - The public was invited to tour the largest diesel towboat on the Mississippi River on Friday in Cape Girardeau.
The Motor Vessel Mississippi is on the way to the Mississippi River Commission's annual low water inspection trip in Alton to be held on August 17.
The vessel docked along Cape Girardeau's riverfront from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The public is invited to tour the vessel at the Melvin Price Locks and Dam in Alton on Sunday, August 12 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and on Saturday, August 18 in Chester, Illinois along the riverfront from 9 a.m. to Noon.
Also a passenger boat, the vessel houses 22 staterooms, an 85-seat dining room and 115-seat conference room. The vessel can hold up to 150 passengers.
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