Museum wows visitors for official opening


The favorite exhibit so far seems to be a simulator allowing visitors to try their hand at guiding a towboat down the river using three computer-animated windows, two throttles and a lever.

“I crashed,” Costello had to admit.

Williams claimed success at navigating the towboat past another barge and under a bridge near downtown St. Louis, but he admitted there were no witnesses.

“I was 1-for-2 going through,” Jacoby said. “If you haven’t tried it, you don’t realize how hard it is. And it’s the identical software used by the actual barges.”

Link: The National Great Rivers Museum

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