SERGEANT FLOYD

Also known as: Sergeant Floyd Welcome Center
Missouri River Mile Marker 730, Sioux City, Iowa

Photos 

Sergeant Floyd towboat 7

Photo posted to Wikipedia by user Ammodramus

Map 

Description 

One of only a handful of surviving U.S. Army Corps of Engineers vessels, survey and towboat SERGEANT FLOYD was built to control the nation's inland waterways. Part of a comprehensive plan by the Federal government for flood control and improved navigation on the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, SERGEANT FLOYD carried government supplies, assisted in dredging and flood control work, and carried Army engineers and visiting legislators on inspection tours. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 5, 1989

It is now on land & serves as the Sergeant Floyd Welcome Center.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 5, 1989
Reference number
89001079
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Architecture; Maritime History
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic functions
Water-related; Public works
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant year
1932

Update Log 

  • October 12, 2017: Updated by Jim Allen: corrected coordinates
  • July 28, 2014: Photos imported by Dave King