While only half-complete, the Captain
Meriwether Lewis dustpan dredge was launched in December 1931 by the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps completed construction the
following year. The Captain Meriwether Lewis National Historic
Landmark is one of the few surviving examples of its type built to
control flooding and improve navigation along the Nation's rivers.
Today, the Captain Meriwether Lewis remains as a historic museum
vessel along the banks of the Missouri River, in the Brownville's
Riverside Park. It is operated by a non-profit organization, the
Meriwether Lewis Foundation, and houses the Museum of Missouri River
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