CANCELED: Corps of Engineers to host open house on largest diesel towboat in the U.S.

Rock Island District
Published July 27, 2021


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is hosting an open house aboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi August 10 from 1-5 p.m. at River Heritage Park in downtown Davenport, Iowa.

The open house is free to the public and will include a walking tour of the vessel and a chance to view STEM-related exhibits about Rock Island District missions. No registration is needed to participate.

The M/V Mississippi is the largest diesel towboat ever built in the United States and is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It spends most of the year as a working towboat for the Memphis District, but is also used by the presidentially appointed Mississippi River Commission for conducting inspections of USACE projects along the Mississippi River.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, a limited number of people will be permitted on the vessel in a rotational format during the open house. Social distancing measures will be in place and face masks will be required while onboard. Attendees are also advised to bring a valid photo ID and be prepared for a security check before boarding.

For more information contact the Rock Island District Corporate Communications office at (309) 794-5729.

Corporate Communications

Release no. 21-053