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1. Name: Nashville Navigation Company
Principals: 1915 or so, headed by H.G. Hill, Nashville
                 Managed by Capt W.L. Berry, Paducah, Tenn.
Boats: 1915 or so took over the JO HORTON FALL 
Comments:

Name: Nashville & Burnside Packet Company
Area: Cumberland R.
Comments: Mentioned 

1. Name: Natchez and Vicksburg Packet Company
Officers: 1983, Pres. J.N. Carpenter
Area: Ohio and Miss. Rs.
Boats: 1983-1905, early, ST. JOSEPH
Captains associated with: 1895, Thomas Waldren, A.B. Crittenden, Bob Miller

Name: Nanson, Joseph S. 1827 - 
Boat(s): 1855, BANNER STATE; 1855, April, TROPIC
         1856,
         1859-60, JOHN D. PERRY

Name: New Orleans and Red River Packet (Transportation)Company
Principals: Probably Charles p. Truslow and Charles W. Drown
Area: With the SILVER CITY New Orleans-Shreveport. Boats: 1878 purchased the TYRONE from Capt. David H, Silver and others, renamed her SILVER CITY Comments: It appears this company reorganized, July 31, 1882 into The Red River and Coast Line Name: New St. Louis and Calhoun Packet Company Boat(s): ?1928? purchased the IDLEWILD Area: Out of Hardin, Illinois 1. Name: Noll, Martin F. Area: 1901, Miss and Ohio Rs. Boats: 1907-?? owned equal part of AVALON with Roe, Capt William E. and Pope, Capt. Ben S. 1910, May - 1911, LUCILLE NOWLAND Name: Noll, J. Orville Boat: 1923, VERN SWAINE Companies associated with: Anchor Line Source: Noll Kenney (anniek@mediaone.net), the Capt's Grandson. Name: Northern Line Packet Company Also see Galena, Dunleith and Minnesota Packet Company Principals: 1857, formed by Capts. James B. Ward, R.C. Gray and others Area: Between St Louis and St. Paul Boat(s): 1849, MINNESOTA 1856, DENMARK 1858, HENRY CLAY, CANADA, 1860- HAWKEYE STATE 1860-72, SUCKER STATE 1863, DAVENPORT, MUSCATINE 1864, BURLINGTON, Capt. Gray supervised construction. At end of '64 season, purchased the NEW BOSTON and the CITY of KEITHSBURG 1865, GLEANER 1866, R.C. GRAY 1867, Built DUBUQUE 1870-79, LAKE SUPERIOR, Capt. Gray supervised construction. Others: CANADA, PEMBINA, DENMARK, METROPOLITAN, LUCY MAY WM. L. EWING, HENRY CLAY, FRED LORENZ, NORTHERNER MINNESOTA BELLE, NORTHERN LIGHT, YORK STATE Captains associated with: 1857: Griffith, Rhodes, Jenks, Green, Parker, Alvord, Hill 1858, James W. Campbell 1864, J.J. Robinson 1866, J.B. Rhodes 1867, Jones Worden At one time, Oscar M. Ruby, W.P. Hight, Ben A. Conger Comments: 1864, Merged with La Crosse & Minnesota Packet Company to form the Northwestern Union Packet Company. Comments: Source Article
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1. Name: Northwest Transportation Company (The Peck Line)
           Headquarters, Sioux City with offices in Yankton, ND.
Principals: Founders, Durfee and Peck
Founded: 1868.  1885, was out of business.
Boat(s):N. J. EATON; 1857, KATE HOWARD
         1864?, SHREVEPORT, NELLIE PECK, FAR WEST
Area: Mo. R.
Comments: from the Boone’s Lick Heritage 

Name: Northwestern Transportation Company
Boat(s): FAR WEST
         1868, VIOLA BELLE
Area: Mo. R.

Name: Northwestern Union Packet Company
Boats: 1860s, S.S. MERRILL, BELLE; 1864, JOHN KYLE; 1870, BELLE of LA CROSSE


Name: North Western Union Packet Company
Formed: 1864: by consolidation of Northhern Line Packet Company (Above) and
        the "LaCross and Minnesota Packet Company. 
Officers: *Commodore William F. Davidson
Area: U. Miss. R.
Boats: 1860s, BELLE; 1864, JOHN KYLE; 1870, BELLE of LA CROSSE
       Others, MOSES McLELLAN, OCEAN WAVE, ITASCA, DIAMOND JO,
       KEY CITY, MILWAUKEE CITY, WAR EAGLE, PHIL SHERIDAN, S.S. MITCHELL
       CITY of ST. PAUL, TOM JASPER, CITY of QUINCY
Comments: *Absorbed the Minnesota Packet Company
Source:* From an article by William Petersen in The Palimpsest 

Name: Norton,
Died: 1868, Jan. 4, when HARRY DEAN exploded her port boiler.  Norton was a
            passenger.
Boat(s): 1848: part owner of MARY STEPHENS
         1853- early '54, owned 3/40 of ALVIN ADAMS and was its first capt..

1. Source: Way's Packet Directory, 1848 - 1994

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