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CAPTAIN MERIWETHER LEWIS (Dredge)

Brownville, Nebraska
County of Nemaha.
Southeast of Brownville
National Register Number: 77000833
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Transportation - water -related. The threat level was Watch in
2008.
Congressional District: NE-1 Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Museum exhibit; tours on Sunday afternoons.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 11, 1989):
One of only a handful of surviving U.S. Army Corps of Engineers vessels built to control the Nation's inland waters, CAPTAIN MERIWETHER LEWIS (1932) is one of the best preserved examples of an inland waters cutterhead dredge in the United States.

Condition:
There are no new threats to the landmark.

New non-slip flooring material was placed on one of the decks in the last few years. This is a major improvement for safety and aesthetics.


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