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New Iberia in Iberia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Steamboat Era

Circa 1830-1943

 
 
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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.

Donated by the Kyle Family in loving memory of
Virginia Kyle Hine and Captain William Thomson Kyle
Iberia Cultural Resources Association 2008


French:
L’Époque des Bateaux à Vapeur
circa 1830-1943

Au 19ème siècle, la Nouvelle-Ibérie fut le terminus des bateaux en partance le long du Bayou Teche pour le nord et l’est. Barges, schooners et petites embarcations firent la navette sur le Teche jusqu’à l’avènement du bateau a vapeur. Le “Plough Bo,” commandé par le Captaine Patterson, fut le premier bateau à vapeur à remonter le Teche. Il arriva à Nouvelle-Ibérie en automne 1830. Ce fut commencement de à l’ère moderne. Pendant plus de cent ans, le Teche fut l’artère principale
The Steamboat Era Marker image. Click for full size.
April 1, 2010
2. The Steamboat Era Marker
utilisée par les bateaux à vapeur. Ils tombèrent en désuétude avec le développement du chemin de fer et des routes.

Spanish:
La Era del Buque de Vapor
circa 1830-1943
Durante una gran parte del siglo diecinueve, Nueva Iberia fue el término central de circulación naval en el Bayou Teche del norte al este. Chalanas, barbazas, goletas y otros barcos pequeños navegaban el Teche hasta la llegada del buque de vapor. En el otoño de 1830 el “Plough Boy,” el primer buque de vapor en subir el Teche, llegó a Nueva Iberia bajo el comando del Capitan Patterson y nació una nueva era. Durante los siguientes cien años el Teche fue la arteria principal de circulación de buques de vapor. Más tarde, con la mejoría del servicio de ferrocarril y el desarrollo de carreteras para transporte en automóvl, el buque de vapor cayó en desuso.
 
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 (State Highway 182) and North Iberia Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Touch 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 (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). Touch for a list and map 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 was last revised on February 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2015. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 12, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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