The Motor Vessel Mississippi is the largest towboat ever built in the United States. The 241-foot-long boat will be traveling down the Arkansas River, Aug 12-14. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has set up docking stations along the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System for better viewing. Below is the schedule.
9:30 a.m.: Fort Smith Riverfront Park
10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: James W. Trimble Lock and Dam, Barling
2:15 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Ozark-Jeta Taylor Lock and Dam, Ozark
6 a.m. – 6:30 a.m.: Dardanelle Lock and Dam
9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Arthur V. Ormond Park, Morrilton
1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Toad Suck Lock and Dam, Conway
5:45 p.m. -6:15 p.m.: Murray Lock and Dam, Little Rock
6 a.m. – 6:30 a.m.: Riverfront Park, North Little Rock
Purpose of the trip is to transport members of the Mississippi River Commission on their second-ever inspection of the McClellan-Kerr waterway. The first inspection occurred in 2010.