November 21, 2017

Dredging: Nov. 15-Dec. 9, 2017

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The U.S. Corps of Engineers is dredging again. They took care of the river channel in October, and now they’re at work in Wolf River Harbor. I assume that big crane is what lifts and lowers the big pipes that form the pipeline for the dredged-out silt and mud to be moved. A small white […]

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November 21, 2017

Disaster on the Mississippi: The SS Sultana

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  If you’ve ever taken a riverboat cruise, you probably heard the tour guide discuss what may have been the deadliest maritime disaster in American history – and, no, it’s not the Titanic. On April 27, 1865, a side-wheel steamboat named the Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River seven miles north of Memphis. The number […]

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November 02, 2017

Illinois students tour riverfront

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Vice President Dorchelle Spence took some students from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on a riverfront tour on Nov. 2, 2017, from Memphis Park to Beale Street Landing on a gray, overcast day. Much was learned!  

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