Loaded with around 200 tons of supplies for 16 towns, the Steamboat Arabia left Kansas up the Missouri River in 1856 on one of her routine trips…but it was her last. She hit a submerged tree and sunk. All the passengers escaped, and the ship was buried in silt, which preserved her treasures nearly intact for over a century. Over time the Missouri River shifted about half a mile, so when the Arabia was discovered, it was buried 45 feet under the ground of a Kansas farm. This is the exciting story of how the ship and the amazing contents were rescued.