|"Family" in period dress getting ready to board the Arabia. (Photo by Mary E. Trimble)|
|Museum docent explains the early days of the discovery. (Photo by Mary E. Trimble)|
|Wagon with goods, ready for shipment (Photo by Mary E. Trimble)|
|Dishes and other goods at “old store” (Photo by Mary E. Trimble)|
Although the site of the sinking is near present-day Kansas City, Kansas, the cargo and remnants of the ship are now housed in The Arabia Steamboat Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. The museum houses one of the most remarkable collections of pre-Civil War artifacts in the world. Each piece has been carefully cleaned, categorized and attractively displayed. The collection is still a work in progress as preservationists continue to clean remaining artifacts.
|Tools on display (Photo by Mary E. Trimble)|
Tubob), cruised the South Pacific for two years in a 40-foot sailboat with her husband, Bruce, and written three contemporary Westerns set in the Pacific Northwest, Tenderfoot, McLellan's Bluff, and Rosemount. She and Bruce live on Camano Island, Washington.