Circa 1830-1943Throughout much of the Nineteenth Century, New Iberia was the area terminus for water-borne traffic on Bayou Teche from North and East. Barges, schooners and smaller craft plied the Teche until the coming of the steamboat. In the fall of 1830, the "Plough Boy", the first steamboat to ascend the Teche , arrived in New Iberia under the command of Captain Patterson and an era was born. For one hundred years thereafter, the Teche was a main artery of steamboat traffic. Then, with improved rail service and the development of highways for motor transportation, the steamboat became obsolete.
|Placed By||Iberia Cultural Resources Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at 9:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 613977 N 3320028|
|Decimal Degrees||30.00591667, -91.81821667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 0.355', W 91° 49.093'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 0' 21.3" N, 91° 49' 5.58" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10 E Main St, New Iberia LA 70560, US|
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