WELCOME TO THE
SERGEANT CHARLES FLOYD RIVERBOAT MUSEUM
& WELCOME CENTER
The SERGEANT FLOYD was launched at the
Howard Shipyards of Jeffersonville, Indiana on May 31, 1932. She was
purchased by the U.S. Government for the Army Corps of Engineers. Her
mission was light towing, survey and inspection work on the inland waterways
under the jurisdiction of the Missouri River Division of the Corps of
The vessel was named in memory of Sergeant
Charles Floyd, the only fatality of the journey.
ABOUT Sergeant Charles Floyd
(1782 - 1804)
Floyd was introduced to Meriwether Lewis and the Expedition
during their stop in the Louisville, Kentucky area in October 1803. He enlisted into
the Army in October 1803. Floyd finished the trip down the Ohio River and up the
Mississippi River to the wintering area at Camp Wood River/Camp Dubois, 1803-1804.
He was approved as a Sergeant on April 4, 1804 by the Captains and took command of
the Second Squad.
POINTS OF INTEREST
NEAR RIVERBOAT MUSEUM
“Spirit of Discovery" -
Double life-size piece of Meriwether Lewis, William
Clark and Seaman. The 14-foot-tall outdoor bronze
sculpture at the Sioux City
Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center.
"Lewis and Clark: An American Adventure". One-of-a-kind
mural exhibit consisting of the most extensive collection of
original, Lewis and Clark canvas paintings to date. Comprised of
38 different mural scenes, this exhibit takes you through the
8,000 mile Expedition from start to finish. Located
at Southern Hills Mall.
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