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THE KELLERMAN FOUNDATION PRESENTS MISSOURI BARGE LINE: AN ERLBACHER LEGACY ON THE RIVER
With no formal education in engineering or construction, Robert Erlbacher and his brother Eddie began building riverboats in the early 1930s on the riverbank located a few blocks north of Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau. The brothers had grown up around their father's successful machine and cast-iron foundry business, giving them a unique set of skills to bring to the riverboat industry.
Utilizing these, Robert and Eddie founded a company called "Erlbacher Brother Barge Line" in the mid-1930s, where they managed various shipping contracts and continued in the boat-building business.
Come to Heritage Hall to see Missouri Barge Line: An Erlbacher Legacy on the River and learn more.