The USS Inaugural was a minesweeper in WWII and spent some time patrolling Pearl Harbor. The boat was decommissioned and sent to St. Louis to become a tourist attraction. During the flood of '93 the ship was sent downstream from the St. Louis riverfront near the Arch about a mile south where the boat sunk. The ship was submerged for years, but the drought of 2012 brought low river levels on the Mississippi River and the ship became accessible by land.
"The Mississippi River is too thick to drink and too thin to plow."
January 21st, 2013
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