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Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Paddle Wheel - USS Cairo

 
 
Paddle Wheel - USS <i>Cairo</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. Paddle Wheel - USS Cairo Marker
Inscription. 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.

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The paddle wheel churned within a well near the back of the boat.

 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 22.565′ N, 90° 51.989′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Union Avenue and Confederate Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Union Avenue, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Steering an Ironclad - USS Cairo (here, next to this marker); Officers' Quarters - USS Cairo (here, next to this marker); Wheelhouse - USS Cairo (a few steps from this marker); The USS Cairo (a few steps from this marker); U.S.S. Cairo Engine and Boilers (within shouting distance
Paddle Wheel of the USS <i>Cairo</i>. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. Paddle Wheel of the USS Cairo.
of this marker); Full Steam Ahead! (within shouting distance of this marker); The Skylights (within shouting distance of this marker); Hog Chains - USS Cairo (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the USS Cairo. (Submitted on November 20, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
The USS <i>Cairo</i> image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
3. The USS Cairo
Photographed in the Mississippi River area during 1862, with a boat alongside her port bow, crewmen on deck and other river steamers in the background.
Side view of the Paddle Wheel. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
4. Side view of the Paddle Wheel.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 20, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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