Presentation Tags: Navigation
July 11, 2023
Tale of Two Rivers: Contrasting Development and Conservation on the Upper Mississippi and Lower Missouri Rivers
Hydrologist Robb Jacobson discusses the engineering of both Mississippi and Missouri Rivers and their differences.
September 9, 2015
Can Anyone Explain to Me Why We Subsidize Barges?
Presentation by Brad Walker, Mo. Coalition for the Environment Original Presentation, September 9, 2015 at Big A’s Restaurant, St. Charles, MO. Second Presentation, November 10, 2015 at Les Bourgeois Vineyards Bistro, Rocheport, MO. The management and engineering of the Missouri River, and the entire Inland Waterway System (IWS) it is a part of (of which the largest part […]
July 14, 2015
The View from the Pilot House – Challenges and Opportunities in Missouri River Navigation
Presentation by Captain Steve Engemann, towboat pilot and President of Hermann Sand and Gravel Original Presentation, July 14, 2015 at Les Bourgeois Vineyards Bistro in Rocheport, MO The Missouri River has always had a reputation for being the most difficult of our western rivers to navigate. “Steamboat Bill” Heckman, a legendary steamboat pilot from Hermann, MO, supplied […]
April 8, 2014
The Early History of Steamboats on the Missouri River
Presentation by Barbara Giles Originally presented, April 8th, 2014 at Les Bourgeois Vineyards Bistro in Rocheport, MO Click here to download pdf of presentation The Missouri River was never kind to steamboats, but for several decades the river served as a highway to the west, with steamboats being the main conduit of settlers and supplies […]