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11:11 am
Thu September 5, 2013

157 Years After The Steamboat Arabia Sank, Museum Of Cargo Thrives

Firearms recovered from the steamboat Arabia on display in the museum.
Credit Courtesy / Arabia Steamboat Museum

One hundred fifty-seven years ago Thursday the Arabia, a steamboat traveling the Missouri River westward from St. Louis, sank. The actual event was relatively minor, the only casualty was an mule that was tied to the deck — all 130 passengers were able to make it ashore safely.

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