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JULY 20, 1908

City of Muskogee steamboat arrived at the Wharf of Muskogee, decades before the Port of Muskogee became a reality

October 12, 1961

Muskogee City-County Port Authority created

February 7, 1969

Groundbreaking at the Port of Muskogee (Ed Edmondson, Master of Ceremonies)

January 3, 1971

First commercial barges, pushed by the John K, arrived to Port of Muskogee after a 389-mile, three-and-a-half day trip on the McClellan Kerr Arkansas Navigation System (4 barges – 3,000 tons of steel pipe)

June 5, 1971

President Nixon dedicated the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS) $1.2 billion project – the largest civil works project in the U.S. at that time

May 7, 1972

Arrival of the U.S.S. Batfish, the most successful sub killer in history, to its new home at the Port of Muskogee

December 14, 1978

Port of Muskogee hits million-ton mark in terms of total shipments handled since the terminal opened for business

September 1, 1989

U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division moved 750 pieces of equipment via barges from Fort Campbell, Kentucky to Fort Chaffee, Arkansas and Camp Gruber.

November 18, 1989

Port of Muskogee is designated by U.S. Customs as Foreign Trade Zone 164

June 8, 1990

Scott Robinson hired as new Director for Port of Muskogee

July 17, 1995

Legendary Steamboat “Delta Queen” arrived at Port of Muskogee to commemorate the Port’s 25th Anniversary

March 17, 2009

Dedication for the River Center at Three Forks Harbor

June 5, 2021

50-year anniversary of MKARNS 2021

June 7, 2022

River Center Renamed Robinson Gallery and Event Center

January 2023

Port of Muskogee rebrands to Port Muskogee


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