The Steamboat Era

The Steamboat Era (HM1MTS)

Location: New Iberia, LA 70560 Iberia Parish
Country: United States of America
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N 30° 0.355', W 91° 49.093'

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Circa 1830-1943

Throughout 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.
Year Placed2008
Placed ByIberia Cultural Resources Association
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Date Added Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 613977 N 3320028
Decimal Degrees30.00591667, -91.81821667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 0.355', W 91° 49.093'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 0' 21.3" N, 91° 49' 5.58" W
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Area Code(s)337
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10 E Main St, New Iberia LA 70560, US
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