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1. Name: NEW BOSTON Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 234 tons. Launched: 1864, Port Byron, Ill. Destroyed: 1873, off the lists. Area: 1864-on, Fort Madison-Rock Island Owners: when new, B.H. Cambpell, Galena and B.W. Davis, Rock Island 1864, at close of season, purchased by The Northern Line Captains: 1864, first master, Melville *At one time piloted by Oscar M. Ruby Comments: In Fort Madison-Rock Island trade this boat was partnered with the CITY of KEITHSBURG 3. Name: NEW ENGLAND Launched: 1840's mid? Area: 1850s, early, Sacramento R. Calif. Name: NEW ENGLAND Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 175' X 24' X 4.8'. 190 tons. Launched: 1844, Pittsburgh, Pa. Destroyed: 1849, off the lists. Area: Pittsburgh-Cincinnati 1847, started Pittsburgh-Wheeling Owners: Capt. Samuel B. Page with James Holmes, both of Pittsburgh. Captains: 1844, Master, Samuel B. Page 1847, G.W. Ebbert : to Mexican War, William J. Kountz Comments: was flagship of fleet departing Pittsburg carring troops to Mexican War. : Staterooms named for States and other names of places.
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Name: NEW ENTERPRISE
    Area: 1834, Louisville to St. Louis
    Comments: Info for this entry came from the diary of an ancestor of 
             web site visitor Kathryn Grogman.  grogman@earthlink.net

Name: NEW HAMPSHIRE
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From
Arkansas Gazette, 1847
    Launched: 1845, Pittsburg area
    Destroyed: 1847, early
    Comments: Passengers were rescued from this boat's wreck by the crew of the HATCHEE PLANTER
            : The source for this listing is the above advertisment.




Name: NEW HOME
	Launched, 1886, Calico Rock, Ark.
	Area: 1886, Buffalo City and Lead Hill trade on White R.
	Owner: Capt. Thomas B. Stallings
	Comments: Source

Name: NEW ERA

1. Name: NEW LUCY
    Type: sidewheeler, wooden hull packet.  Size: 225' X 33'.
    Power: 22's- 8 ft., 4 boilers.
    Launched: 1852, St. Louis, Mo.
    Destroyed: 1857, Nov. 22, DeWitt, Mo., burned while laid up for ice. Also See
    Area: Mo. R.
        : *1857, Mar. 21, held up at Jefferson City, Mo. for repairs.
                 Mar. 22, 3:00 PM, departed Jeff City, up Mo. R., put into
                          Kansas City, Mar. 25, 11:00PM; Levenworth, Ks.
                          Mar. 26 and on same day the line's terminus, Weston,
                          Mo. at 10 AM.  
    Owners: Built for Keokuk Packet Company.
            Lightning Line, Later sold to others.
			1857, Captain Tom Brierly of St. Joseph, Mo.
    Captains: 1855, William Couley
			  1856, William Eads/Edds, Sr.
	Pilot: 1855, William Raymond Massie 
    Comments: Reputed to be the best on Mo. R., a floating palace in her time.
              And fast.
            : * From the Diary OF E.F. Beatle
: Also see excerpt from the autobiography One-Way Ticket To Kansas
: Mentioned in this article from Boone’s Lick Heritage : See article on Steamboats.org blog 1. Name: NEW MARY HOUSTON Type; Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 287" X 41' X 7.3' Launched: 1877, Oct. 28, Jeffersonville, Ind., Barmore Yard Destroyed: 1893, Jan. 10, New Orleans, when upriver ice gorge broke. Swept boat into bridge. Stacks were knocked down. Drifted to Petersburg, Ky. and was shoved ashore. Soon dismantled. Area: 1877 - , Cincinnati-New Orleans Captains: 1877 Charles Miller 1880: Mate, Charles Dowerman; pilots James Pell and John Morledge In later years and when cut down, Master was Lew Kates Comments: had one powerful electric light able to light up the river ahead. : Equipment came from MARY HOUSTON Name: NEW MONONGAHALA Area: 1857, The Diary of E.F. Beatle has arriving at Omaha, Neb., June 4, June 26, July 11.
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Name: NEW ORLEANS
    Type: Stern-wheeler   Size: 138 X 30 ft., 300-400 tons.
    Launched: 1811, Mar. at Pittsburgh by Robert Livingston and
              Robert Fulton at a cost of $40,000. 
    Destroyed: 1814, winter, Baton Rouge, snagged and lost.
    Area: Miss. R.  Primarilly New Orleans to Natchez
    Owner: Livingston, Robert and Fulton, Robert and Nicholas Roosevelt, DBA
           Ohio Steamboat Navigation Company.
    Captain(s): ?Fulton, Robert?
    Pilot: 1811, Roosevelt, Nicholas
    Comments: 1811, Oct. 20 started down Ohio R. , piloted by Nicholas Roosevelt
              (Teddy Roosevelt's great grand-uncle.) on first western
              steamboat trip from Pittsburgh to New Orleans with a
              Captain, an engineer, a pilot, 6 deck hands, a waiter,
              a cook, 2 female serents for Mrs, Roosevelt (pregnant)
              and his brother-in-law.  Wife gave birth to son in her
              cabin while docked at Louisville.  Boat weathered
              earthquake which shook towns in the Mississippi
              Valley. Arrived in N.O. 1812, Jan 10 or 12. 
    Comments: Notes from the WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, June 24, 1951.
    Comments: from Boone's Lick Heritage Quarterly.
: See book excerpt from Pittsburgh History Name: NEW ORLEANS Type: Sidewheeler Comments: Color print by K. Chin Name: NEW ORLEANS replica
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Launched: 1911 in Elizabeth, Pa.. Destroyed: 1913?, Abandoned, Brasher LA. Area: Ohio. R, Miss. R. 1911: Stopped in Wheeling, W. Va. Owners: built for Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania Captain: 1911, on reinactment of historic run, Pittsburgh-New Orleans, Melvin O. Irwin, of New Matamoris, Oh. Comments: Built for and made the 1911 Pittsburgh Centennial run down-river alone. : Capt. J. Orville Noll was steward on this trip : Was sold to Capt. Willie Dutch who converted her to twin prop gas-power for N.O.-Abbeville venture. Was not sucessful. Name: NEW RICHMOND See Name: NEW ST. PAUL Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Launched: 1852, Destroyed: Area: U. Miss. R. Owner: Captain and pilots: Capt. Comments: Mentioned in this Article Name: NEW SENSATION See Showboats Name: NEW SHALLCROSS
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Type: Sidewheel woodenhull ferryboat. Size: 160' X 36.9' X 6.1' Power: Engines, 20's- 6 ft. Launched: 1878, Jeffersonville, Ind, by Howard Yard Destroyed: 1891, ?dismantled? Owners: 1978, Louisville & Jeffersonville Ferry Co. Comments: 1891, engines went to ferry COLUMBIA. : probably connected with one of the captains Shallcross. : see JOHN SHALLCROSS Name: NEW SHOWBOAT See Showboats Name: NEW STATE Launched: Wheeling, W. Va. Area: Ohio R., Miss. R. Owner(s): Wilson, Capt. W.W. Captain(s): Wilson, W.W. Comments: Note from the WHEELING NEWS-REGISTER, June 24, 1951 Name: NEW WAR EAGLE Area: Mo. R. Owner: Pacific Rail road Packet Co. Captain and pilots: Capt. White. Comments: Plied trade from St. Louis to Jefferson City to connect with trains for Kansas, Fr. Levenworth, Weston, Atchinson and St Joseph. 3. Name: NEW WORLD Type: Side-wheeler Size:530 ton. Launched: 1850, New York City Area: Long Island Sound/ Sacramento R./Colorado R. Owner: Brown, William: 1856, California Steam Navigation Company Captains: 1850, Wakeman, Ned : Brown, William Comments: See her adventursome, early exploits here. 1. Way's Packet Directory, 1848 - 1994 3. Steamboats in the Valley
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