Sioux City in Woodbury County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
M.V. Sergeant Floyd
Lewis & Clark Expedition
On August 21, Tuesday, 1804, Lewis and Clark wrote: "We set out verry early this morning and proceeded under a Gentle Breeze from the S.E . . . Passed Willow Creek (Perry Creek) Small on the S.S (Starboard Side) below a bluff of about 170 feet high and one 1/2 mes. Above Floyd's river .. . . At 1 1/2 miles higher & above the bluff passed the Soues River S.S."
The Motor Vessel "Sgt. Floyd" was constructed at the Howard Shipyard of Jeffersonville, Indiana and launched on May 31, 1932. "The Floyd" has been used by the Missouri Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a Survey and Inspection vessel. During its active duty time, "The Floyd" spent many years following the water trail of the Lewis & Clark Expedition.
The "Sgt. Floyd" is now a Tourism Center and River Museum that contains displays regarding the Lewis & Clark Expedition as well as demonstrating the history and use of the Missouri River through the years.
In 1803, President Tomas Jefferson sent an expedition commanded by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase, to seek an all-water route to the Pacific Ocean, and to make peaceable contact with the native peoples. On May 14, 1804, the explorers headed up the Missouri. They reached the Pacific in November 1805. They returned to St. Louis
Erected by Iowa Dept. Of natural Resources, National Park Service, State Historical Society of Iowa REAP Historical Resource Grant, Sioux City Parks & Recreation.
Location. 42° 29.473′ N, 96° 25.086′ W. Marker is in Sioux City, Iowa, in Woodbury County. Marker can be reached from Larsen Park Road. Touch for map. Marker is located on the riverfront at Larsen Park. Marker is in this post office area: Sioux City IA 51103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lewis & Clark Expedition (here, next to this marker); Prospect Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Spirit of Siouxland (approx. 0.4 miles away); Floyd Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); Sergeant Charles Floyd (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Death of Sergeant Floyd (approx. 2.9 miles away); Sergeant Floyd Monument (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Lewis and Clark Expedition (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sioux City.
Categories. • Exploration • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 16, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 16, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.