the Sgt. Floyd
forensic reconstruction of Sgt. Charles Floyd, the only
fatality of the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1803-1806 can
be seen at the Sgt. Floyd River Museum and Welcome Center. Using a plaster cast of Sgt.
Floyd’s skull and other
skeletal measurements, a forensic scientist, Sharon Long,
was able to re-create the image of Sgt. Charles Floyd, one
of the nine young Kentuckians selected by the famous
voyagers, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.
The visitor will also see the
history of Missouri River transportation through rare
photographs, artifacts and
of America’s largest displays of scale Missouri River
steamboat and keelboats can also be observed. Special focus has been taken
on the 1804 Lewis and Clark Expedition, especially as it
affected the Siouxland area.
Remember too, that all this is
housed aboard the Motor Vessel, Sergeant Floyd. Our
visitors can walk through
the diesel-powered vessel, see the engines that powered her
and venture to the hurricane deck and the pilothouse.
one may experience the feeling of former pilots who were at
the controls, high above the water as they directed the
flagship of the United States Corps of Engineers.