“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New Iberia in Iberia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

The Steamboat Era

Circa 1830-1943

The Steamboat Era Marker image. Click for full size.
April 1, 2010
1. The Steamboat Era Marker
Inscription. 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.
Erected 2008 by Iberia Cultural Resources Association.
Location. 30° 0.355′ N, 91° 49.093′ W. Marker is in New Iberia, Louisiana, in Iberia Parish. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (Louisiana Route 182) and North Iberia Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 E Main St, New Iberia LA 70560, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Great Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); William G. "Bunk" Johnson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lieutenant Colonel Francisco Bouligny
The Steamboat Era Marker image. Click for full size.
April 1, 2010
2. The Steamboat Era Marker
(about 300 feet away); The Dreyfus Building (about 400 feet away); Segura - Labourgeois Building (about 500 feet away); The Murray Building (about 600 feet away); Mt. Carmel Academy (about 700 feet away); The United States Post Office - Circa 1903 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Iberia.
More about this marker. One of twenty-one trilingual historical markers (Spanish, French and English) located throughout New Iberia.
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
Credits. This page originally submitted on . This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on . • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on November 6, 2016.
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