Daily Event for May 27

May 27, 1848 the sidewheel steamer Clarksville burned off Ozark Island near Napoleon, Arkansas. The Clarksville was built in 1845 in Louisville, Kentucky and was 484 tons. Not much else is known about this ship or the 21 people who died that day. Even the town of Napoleon no longer exists being consumed by the
mighty Mississippi River in the 1860's.

© 2006 Michael W. Pocock