CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District is giving the public an opportunity to tour the largest diesel towboat operating on the Mississippi River.
Public open houses aboard the 'Motor Vessel Mississippi' will take place in August on:
* Friday, August 10 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. along the riverfront in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
* Sunday, August 12 from 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Melvin Price Locks & Dam, in Alton, Ill.
* Saturday, August 18 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. along the riverfront in Chester, Ill.
The the towboat is 241-feet long and 58-feet wide. The vessel serves as a working towboat 90 percent of the time and has 6,300 horsepower.