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Cornfield Shipwreck (documentary) produced by CuriosityStream.
Discovered by an unlikely team of amateur historians 45 feet beneath a Kansas cornfield, the Steamboat Arabia is one of the best-preserved shipwrecks in American history. The treasures contained within painting a vivid picture of western expansion and the treacherous frontier.
Steamboat Disasters of the Lower Missouri River (eBook) by Vicki Berger Erwin & James Erwin available from hoopla.
During the nineteenth century, more than three hundred boats met their end in the steamboat graveyard that was the Lower Missouri River, from Omaha to its mouth. Authors Vicki and James Erwin detail the perils that steamboats, their passengers and crews faced on every voyage.
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