Steamboat Arabia Museum, Kansas City, MO Photos

The Steamboat Arabia hit a snag and sunk into the mud of the Missouri River on Sept. 5, 1856. The mud preserved cargo of thousands of items crated for retail stores of the West. After the wreck was discovered in 1988, the now antique China & other household items as well as what remained of the steamboat were moved to a museum in Kansas City.

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Treasures of the Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Paddlewheel like that of the wrecked Arabia at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Steamboat Arabia painting showing what it probably looked like before hitting a snag & sinking at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Recovered bow of sunken Arabia at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.
Treasures of the Steamboat Arabia Museum (in City Market). Kansas City, MO.Paddlewheel like that of the wrecked Arabia at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Steamboat Arabia painting showing what it probably looked like before hitting a snag & sinking at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Recovered bow of sunken Arabia at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.
Recovered stern of sunken Arabia at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Salvaged tiller of Arabia at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Iron crankshaft recovered from Arabia at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Arabia's water pumps to feed water to boilers at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.
Recovered stern of sunken Arabia at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Salvaged tiller of Arabia at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Iron crankshaft recovered from Arabia at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Arabia's water pumps to feed water to boilers at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.
Arabia's water pumps to feed water to boilers at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Decoration on iron machinery raised from the Arabia at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Tackle block stamped with name Arabia which proved the name of the ship at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Skull of mule drowned on sinking at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.
Arabia's water pumps to feed water to boilers at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Decoration on iron machinery raised from the Arabia at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Tackle block stamped with name Arabia which proved the name of the ship at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Skull of mule drowned on sinking at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.
Pitcher with pair of figures found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Pitcher with pagoda theme found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Pitcher with Gothic house theme found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Ironstone China plates & platters found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.
Pitcher with pair of figures (1855) found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Pitcher with pagoda theme (1855) found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Pitcher with Gothic house theme (1855) found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Ironstone China plates & platters (1855) found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.
Friburg pattern Davenport Ironstone China plates found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Blown-glass bottles found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Blown-glass bottles & beads found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Tin ware found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.
Friburg pattern Davenport Ironstone China plates (1855) found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Blown-glass bottles (1855) found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Blown-glass bottles & beads (1855) found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Tin ware (1855) found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.
Wooden buckets found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Hardware & glass panes found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Collection of everyday goods found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Powder horns found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.
Wooden buckets (1855) found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Hardware & glass panes (1855) found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Collection of everyday goods (1855) found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Powder horns (1855) found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.
Powder horns found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Blown-glass bottles found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Ironstone China pieces found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Cabin dining room furnished with cargo carried on the Arabia at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.
Powder horns (1855) found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Blown-glass bottles (1855) found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Ironstone China pieces (1855) found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.Cabin dining room furnished with cargo carried on the Arabia at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO.

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