The Eagle Packet Company Str. Alton The Eagle Packet Company Str. Alton
The Eagle Packet Company Str. Alton

Several steamboats carried the name of Alton, paying tribute to the Illinois city on the Upper Mississippi River above St. Louis. Undoubtedly the best known and most attractive riverboat to… Read More

Dredging Money Still In Limbo

September 13, 2019

As the harvest season reaches its peak, Corps of Engineer districts are struggling to slowly unclog rivers and resurvey channels that were choked with unprecedented amounts of silt this spring. Read More

How Could This Happen?

August 16, 2019

On August 12, members of the River Industry Executive Task Force (RIETF) received some unwelcome news from an official with the Rock Island Engineer District at a roundtable in Chicago. Read More

A dredging emergency in the Upper Mississippi and Illinois rivers led river industry representatives to appeal to members of Congress to urge the Corps to better distribute already-allocated emergency dredging… Read More

Davenport, Iowa, largest of the Quad Cities, received unwanted national attention when a temporary flood barrier failed April 30. The floods inundated several square blocks in Davenport’s downtown and caused… Read More