16 The Steamboat Arabia


Steamboat Arabia

Pat and Jane dropped us near the entry to the Steamboat Arabia Museum. We usually avoid Museums but they insisted. And, they were right, this expeience was quite different. The ship was steaming upstream on the Missouri River in 1856 when it slammed into a snag, a tree trunk coming downstream. The ship sank, the only known casualty was a mule.  Over the years the river changed course and the Arabia was lost, but not forever. You can see a great presentation of the sinking and recovery at   

  http://www.1856.com/ .

What we loved most about the Museum is that it’s privately owned by the two families that turned a treasure hunt in to a display of all the treasures for public viewing. Like a window to the past. 

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