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Technical Tour

Friday, July 15

Locks27Tour buses will depart from downtown St. Louis and take participants to either the Mel Price Locks and Dam or the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRRC). Following the tour, guests will board the Motor Vessel Pathfinder, which will take them to St. Louis. While on board, guests will hear presentations on a variety of subjects pertaining to the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. Sack lunches will be provided while aboard the Pathfinder.

Places of Interest Along the River Include:

  • MO and Miss Rvrs Confluence RM 195 2Confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers
  • Chain of Rocks Canal
  • The third busiest inland port in the United States, the Port of St. Louis and America’s Central Port
  • Locks 27 (guests will stay on vessel to lock through)
  • St Louis Harbor ChevronsSt. Louis Harbor Chevrons
  • A side trip up the Old Mississippi Channel, including Mosenthein Island, Chouteau Island, and the Chain of Rocks Low Water Dam (if time permits)
  • The vessel will pass under many notable bridges, including the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge and the historic Eads Bridge
  • The Gateway Arch and the St. Louis Riverfront

The tour will also visit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Service Base and Coast Guard Facility for small group tours and demonstrations of the Applied River Engineering Center, the survey vessels Boyer and Simpson, and the Dredge Potter.


Dredge Potter


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Last modified on March 31st, 2016
Posted on March 24th, 2014