The Steamboat Arabia Museum in Kansas City tells the story of Missouri's steamboat heritage.
November 14, 1834: The steamboat Halcyon sank at Charbonier Island near the mouth of the Missouri. It was one of the very first steamboats in Missouri.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.