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Captain William Clark
Self Propelled Dustpan Dredge:
Built in 1931-32 by Marietta Manufacturing Corp., Point Pleasant W.V.
Delivered and placed in service as Captain William Clark, 1932
Initially assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District
Transferred. date unknown, to the US Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District
Retired, date unknown
Displacement 1,200 T.(lt)
Depth of Hold 8'6"
Aft (loaded) 5'
Dredging Depth 20' max., 3' min.
Width of cut 36"
Dredge pumps 1
Discharge Pipe 34"
Pressure 13-18 lbs.
Average Suction Vacuum 14"
Pumping Power 1,300 hp.
Fuel Capacity unknown
two Marietta Manufacturing Corp. 800-h.p. horizontal compound condensing engines 20 x 40 inches with a 7-foot stroke
two Foster-Wheeler water-tube boilers
two steel and white oak sidewheels, each 25 feet in diameter and 13.6 feet wide
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Captain William Clark (August 1, 1770 – September 1, 1838) was an American explorer, soldier, Indian agent, and territorial governor. A native of Virginia, he grew up in
prestatehood Kentucky before later settling in what became the state of Missouri. Clark was a planter and slaveholder. Along with Meriwether Lewis, Clark helped lead the
Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804 to 1806 across the Louisiana Purchase to the Pacific Ocean, and claimed the Pacific Northwest for the United States. Before the
expedition, he served in a militia and the United States Army. Afterward, he served in a militia and as governor of the Missouri Territory. From 1822 until his death in
1838, he served as Superintendent of Indian Affairs.
||Dredge USACE Captain William Clark arriving in Memphis Harbor under tow by stern-wheel towboat
USACE Mississippi. circa 1950-1951.
US Army Corps of Engineers photo
|Memphis District Corps of Engineers
||Stern view of USACE Mississippi underway on the Mississippi River
with USACE Captain William Clark circa 1950-1951.
||US Army Corps of Engineers
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