Some adventurers and explorers looked at the Mississippi River as something that needed to be conquered. Captain Paul Boyton, also known as the Fearless Frogman was one of these adventurers. Boyton pioneered a rubber suit that later inspired scuba equipment and wetsuits. Wearing his rubber suit, Boyton floated on his back down the Mississippi River from Alton, Missouri to St. Louis, Missouri, pulling behind him a supply boat called Baby Mine. People lined the riverbank to see the Fearless Frogman float by.Join us on Mississippi Mondays to learn about the remarkable river that is part of our community.