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VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The fate of the remaining metal pieces taken from the steamboat Sprague, which was destroyed by fire in 1974, is in the hands of Vicksburg officials.
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen is considering whether to display them or declare some of items surplus and sell them as scrap.
The boat's salvaged metal parts are stored at the city water department warehouse and the old government fleet yard, which is owned by the Warren County Port Commission.
The Vicksburg Post reports (http://bit.ly/Mp1QHH ) that city and port officials do not know what parts of the Sprague are stored at the fleet yard.
Port officials want to lease a portion of the fleet yard to a local businessman. That would require removing the metal parts of the Sprague that are stored there.
Information from: The Vicksburg Post, http://www.vicksburgpost.com
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