Over a century later, an intrepid family managed to locate the deeply-buried ship with the help of friends, and dig it up between harvest and planting seasons. They've put most of what they found on display in a museum in Kansas City, Missouri. Their story is quite a bit more interesting than the Arabia's.
|The paddle wheel. Sarah Ann and Hugo will surely go on a cruise someday.|
|The hapless anchor. Hugo is Sarah Ann's anchor.|
|A portion of the snag that wrecked the Arabia. Sarah Ann and Hugo encounter several less literal.|
|The reconstructed hull of the Arabia. Doesn't Sarah Ann feel rudderless at points?|
They've recovered 200 tons of cargo from the ship, much of which is on display. It's mostly mid-priced housewares and farming and hunting tools.
|Hardware. Is that Alice's department?|
|China, mostly, and not Delft.|
|Boots, etc., for use in the Highlands. Or frontier. Whatever.|
The more up-to-date parts of KC include a delightful New Orleans-style cafe called Beignet, a happy dog at a sidewalk table, and the super-wonderful chocolatier Christopher Elbow.
|New Orleans is strongly influenced by French culture; the van Elvens visit France.|