‘‘You live around here,’’ Dudley said, ‘‘you have a healthy respect for the river.’’
If You Go:
LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM: Vicksburg, Miss., http://www.lmrm.org/ or 601-638-9900. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday year-round; also 1-5 p.m. Sunday from April through October. It is closed Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Free admission.