The Wreck of the ""America"" in Southern Illinois: A Flatboat on the Ohio River

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Flatboats were the most prolific type of vessel on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers during the early 1800s. By the late 1800s, however, flatboats had completely dis-appeared, and no intact examples were known to exist. Our knowledge of these historic vessels had been limited to illustra-tions, memoirs, and traveler accounts. That changed in 2000 after local residents found a wreck on the Ohio River shoreline in Il-linois. Archaeologist Mark J. Wagner and colleagues investigated extensively and established that the wreck was ...

The Wreck of the ""America"" in Southern Illinois: A Flatboat on the Ohio River 2015, Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale

ISBN-13: 9780809334360

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