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The side-wheeler Mary McDonald was tied up at Waverly when she caught fire and was destroyed. more

Jun 12, 2017 1:19 PM Missouri History

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NPR

The Nation's worst maritime disaster happened on the Mississippi south of Cape Girardeau. Prisoners from Andersonville and soldiers returning to Jefferson Barracks for discharge were on board the steamboat Sultana when it blew up. About 1,800 died. more

Apr 27, 2017 12:01 PM Missouri History

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Gering Citizen

The W. J. Lewis a stern-wheeled mountain boat sank just north of the mouth of the Missouri. more

Mar 16, 2017 1:54 PM Missouri History

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GaryLucy.com

The historic riverboat Far West sank at Mullanphy's Island near the mouth of the Missouri. It was one of Custer's boats and after Little Bighorn it steamed back 920 miles in just 54 hours! The Far West is also the subject of a Gary Lucy painting. more

Oct 20, 2016 1:14 PM Missouri History

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Gering Citizen

The steamboat Chariton—which previously sank at the mouth of the Gasconade and was raised, sank at Independence and was raised, blew her boiler in St. Louis killing twelve and was repaired—sank in Euphrasie Bend near Glasgow on this date. more

Oct 12, 2016 12:15 AM Missouri History

The popular steamboat, Kate Howard, sank in “The Osage Chute” at the mouth of the Osage River. more

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM Missouri History

The steamboat A. B. Chambers sank near St. Charles. more

Sep 24, 2015 12:00 AM Missouri History

The steamboat Arabia sank near Parkville more

Aug 10, 2015 12:39 PM Missouri History

A steamboat traveled the Missouri River for the first time. more

May 28, 2015 12:00 AM Missouri History

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