Kentucky Life

Mega Cave; SS Sultana Disaster; General Lloyd Tilghman

Season 20 Episode 8 | 27m 41s | Video has closed captioning.

The greatest maritime disaster in U.S. history occurred on April 27, 1865, when the steamship SS Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River and an estimated 1,800 passengers died, including 194 from Kentucky; in Paducah, a historical marker honors engineer and Confederate General Lloyd Tilghman; a visit to Louisville's Mega Cavern, approximately 100 acres of underground fun.

Aired: 01/31/15

Rating: NR

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