Mississippi River Commission gains fresh perspective of Tennessee, Cumberland Rivers
Visitors look at displays about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, and Tennessee Valley Authority onboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi during a public tour of the vessel docked at Ross's Landing in Chattanooga, Tenn., Aug. 7, 2015. The M/V Mississippi spends more than 90 percent of its time as a working towboat, moving barges, equipment and supplies on the lower Mississippi River. The M/V Mississippi, built in 1993 by Halter Marine, is the fifth Army Corps of Engineers towboat to bear the name. It is the largest diesel towboat in the United States at 241-feet long, 58-feet wide and five stories high. Three 2,100-horsepower diesel engines power the vessel.