[All photographs above from the Arabia Steamboat Museum]
Keys, hinges, shoes, buttons, hats, pistols, saddles and thousands of mundane objects are represented in the collection but Wedgwood China and imported French perfume (still retaining a pleasant odor) were among the fancier articles on the Arabia. And some of the bottled food is still edible.
You can read a 2013 Wall Street Journal article about the Arabia here.
*Apparently the only casualty was a mule whose skeleton is on display in the museum.
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