It was during the flood of 1993 that the USS Inaugural broke free from it’s mooring under the arch and crashed into the Poplar street bridge. Eventually the ship sank South of the MacArther Bridge. About 700 ships that have been recorded as shipwrecked on the stretch of the Missisppi between Cairo and Hannibal.
More may surface as the water level drops into the winter from this summer’s drought.
“Most of what’s going to be coming up is river training structures, bank strengthenings, uh dikes, things like that. Which to the uneducated eye will sometimes look like posts of wood standing up out of the water. But most of the time you’re going to see more of those than you are giong to see ships themselves.” said Army Corp of Engineers Archeologist Mark Smith.
Source: Patrick Clark for Fox2Now.
It was during the flood of 1993 that the USS Inaugural broke free from it’s…
by Tactical-Life / Oct 9, 2012