Paddle Wheel - USS Cairo

Paddle Wheel - USS Cairo (HM232F)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39183 Warren County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 22.565', W 90° 51.989'

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Cairo's 15-foot wide paddle wheel is made up of five, 22-foot-diameter "spiders"—the web-like iron arms and circles that form the spokes of the wheel. The paddles, or "buckets," were probably simple wood planks. If damaged, they could easily replaced by the boat's carpenter.

The paddle wheel churned within a well near the back of the boat.
HM NumberHM232F
Placed ByNational Park Service, Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, November 20th, 2017 at 10:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 700715 N 3584124
Decimal Degrees32.37608333, -90.86648333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.565', W 90° 51.989'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 33.9" N, 90° 51' 59.34" W
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Area Code(s)601
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 99 Given Hill Rd, Vicksburg MS 39183, US
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