Yesteryear Photo

June 09, 2020

The Flying Eagle is pictured as it passes the waterfront, pushing its excursion barge, barely visible behind the steamboat. This boat was a popular excursion boat in the area at one time, but it sank near the Hannibal Bridge June 3, 1903. The barge was not pulled under the boat, but passengers had to be rescued in row boats. For many years a cash register, salvaged from the sunken Flying Eagle, was loaned for use in the gift shop of the Golden Eagle Showboat which was located in Canton.