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150-Year-Old Steamboat Recovered And What's Inside Is Edible. Yum!

The world knows what happened with Titanic. Similar was the fate of many other ships as well.

A steamboat "Arabia" that ruled Missouri in 18th century sunk in 1856. It was carrying goods for the American frontier.

If this doesn't shock you, I will tell you about the bizarre things that are recovered from it now.

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150-Year-Old Steamboat Recovered And What's Inside Is Edible. Yum!

150-Year-Old Steamboat Recovered And What's Inside Is Edible. Yum!

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The steamboat ruled the Missouri river like a queen

The steamboat ruled the Missouri river like a queen

It was loaded with 200 tons of cargo.

It ran into a submerged walnut tree trunk

It ran into a submerged walnut tree trunk

The boat got badly torn apart and could never come back to land.

The passengers somehow managed to run out of the danger safely

The passengers somehow managed to run out of the danger safely

The left-behinds of the survivors was something epic.

Over a century, nobody found nothing about the steamboat

Over a century, nobody found nothing about the steamboat

In these 132 years, Missouri shifted a bit, naturally, and this led to the boat sealing deeper.

In 1987, Bob Hawley became the curtain raiser

In 1987, Bob Hawley became the curtain raiser

Bob with his sons, followed maps and used a proton magnetometer to track the probable location of the boat and start digging.

20000 gallons of water and mud removed

20000 gallons of water and mud removed

This was the only way to find the boat.

The treasure started to unveil

The treasure started to unveil

The first piece found was a shoe(probably of a victim).

1988 proved to be the year when the antique boat got uncovered

1988 proved to be the year when the antique boat got uncovered

With it, 200 tons of load too was recovered.

The jarred food were still edible. Tasty!

The jarred food were still edible. Tasty!

A researcher tested it by literally consuming it. Such a lucky chap!

The cargo was sent to the Steamboat Arabia museum

The cargo was sent to the Steamboat Arabia museum

It is situated in the Kansas city.

It had food enough to feed people in bulk for months

It had food enough to feed people in bulk for months

So who will like to taste the century old pickle?

They were nicely placed and beautifully photographed

They were nicely placed and beautifully photographed

The treasure seemed real enough for people in the 21st century to buy.

Invaluable antiques that could have made anyone a millionare

Invaluable antiques that could have made anyone a millionare

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