Engine and Boilers, 1862
— National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark —The Cairo is the sole survivor of the fleet of river gunboats built by the union during the Civil War with the object of controlling the lower Mississippi River. Designed by Samuel Pook and built by James B. Eads, the 175-foot ironclad vessel had 13 guns.
|Placed By||The American Society of Mechanical Engineers|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 10:46pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 700694 N 3584072|
|Decimal Degrees||32.37561667, -90.86671667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 22.537', W 90° 52.003'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 22' 32.22" N, 90° 52' 0.18" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1137 Cairo Museum Cir, Vicksburg MS 39183, US|
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