Recycled Mississippi – Boat of Recycled Materials Docked in Cape Girardeau July 19


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Information from a Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau news release

Six friends, boating down the Mississippi River in an unusual boat made from recycled and reclaimed materials, visited Cape Girardeau on June 18-19. The expedition is titled “Recycled Mississippi.”

The team’s goal is to produce a 40-minute documentary about the journey, quote “following the challenges of a journey on trash, to unearth the reason behind why the Mississippi River is one of the most polluted in the world, and to tell the story of how local communities along the river have been affected by its pollution and their efforts to clean and restore it.”

Dan Cullum from New Zealand is the expedition’s leader. Gary Bencheghib from Bali, Livio Knoeri and Hannes Stauffer from Switzerland and Sebastian Englehart from Hong Kong serve as filmmakers, engineers and skippers on the 1,816 mile trip that began on June 19 in Minneapolis and concludes in August at the Gulf of Mexico.

The group stopped at Riverfront Park on Tuesday, July 19 for all to see their one-of-a-kind boat sail into port. For more information: Recycledmississippi.org

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