The Three “Cape Girardeaus”For most of the 19th century and the first third of the 20th,steamboats were vital to the economic livelihood of Cape Girardeau and southeast Missouri. Three steamboats bore the name "Cape Girardeau," the last being christened here in 1924. Riverboat captains were among the most well-known individuals in their towns. Captain William "Buck" Leyhe and his dog "Toodles" were great favorites in Cape Girardeau. He was a big man with a big voice!
|Placed By||Mississippi River Tales River Heritage Mural Association Cape Girardeau, Missouri Where the river turns a thousand tales|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 10:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 276816 N 4131344|
|Decimal Degrees||37.30196667, -89.51813333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 18.118', W 89° 31.088'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 18' 7.0799999999999" N, 89° 31' 5.2800000000001" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near Water St, Cape Girardeau MO 63703, US|
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