15. Steamboat Model

You can also see this model of the Talisman in the New Salem Visitor Center. In 1832 this steamboat came up the Sangamon River with much fanfare. Abraham Lincoln joined the men who cleared the channel ahead of it, cutting off overhanging tree limbs.

After delivering goods to New Salem and docking near Springfield, it eventually descended the river, with J. Rowan Herndon and Lincoln piloting it to Beardstown.

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