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Sainte Genevieve


Self Propelled Cutterhead Pipeline Dredge:
  • Built in 1932 by Dravo Construction Co., Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Launched 1932
  • Delivered and placed in service as Sainte Genevieve, 1932
  • Assigned to US Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • October of 1990, Sainte Genevieve departed the Quad-Cities to its new home on the banks of the Missouri River at St. Charles where she was going to become the Great River Museum
  • Sank in 1992 near Cairo, IL.
  • Raised, sank again in 1994 in Cape Girardeau, MO.
  • Final Disposition, reportedly scrapped
    Specifications:
    Displacement 947 t.
    Length 265'
    Beam 48'
    Draft 8'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    Propulsion
    one reciprocating steam engine
    Sternwheel

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    Ste. Genevieve
    30266003
    35k
    Namesake
    Sainte Genevieve, founded in 1735 by French Canadian colonists and settlers from east of the river, it was the first organized European settlement west of the Mississippi River in present-day Missouri.(Wikipedia)
    U.S. Census 2000 reference map for Sainte. Genevieve in Missouri.
    Tommy Trampp
    Ste. Genevieve
    30266001
    352k Sainte Genevieve moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers
    Tommy Trampp
    Ste. Genevieve
    30266002
    110k Sainte Genevieve moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    ©Quad Cities Times photo
    Tommy Trampp
    Ste. Genevieve
    30266004
    141k The dredges Sainte Genevieve and William M. Black dredge opposite each other in October 1952 building the Kansas City Division channel diversion. An Earth wall 50' wide was left between the two dredges which was blasted out.
    University of Missouri, Saint Louis.
    Tommy Trampp
    Ste. Genevieve
    30266005
    153k
    Ste. Genevieve
    30266006
    142k

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    Cape Girardeau History and Photos - Dredge Sainte. Genevieve
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