The Great White Arabia—in Kansas

The term “shipwreck” may conjure up images of ancient mariners in the Mediterranean, pirate ships in the Caribbean, or iron-clad Civil War ships of the Atlantic coast of the United States. But far inland, in the middle of the country, Kansas has its own share of cargo ships that sank in the Missouri River. As the Missouri changed course along its run to the Mississippi, some of these ships can now be found buried under cornfields.

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How a Champagne-Laden Steamship Ended Up in a Kansas Cornfield

By Luke Spencer

Atlas Obscura

July 20, 2016

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