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1. Name: NEBRASKA Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 101' X 13.5' X 3.1', 39 tons. Power: 1 cyl., cogwheels, flywheels, belts and other. Launched: 1853, Kittanning, Pa. Destroyed: 1866, Jan. 13, St. Louis, ice Area: 1856, Pittsburgh-West Newton, up Youghiogheny R. 1858? Upper White R., Ark. During War, St. Louis 1864, transfered registry to St. Louis Owners: When new, Walter A. Burleigh and William L. Greenhill Later just Greenhill. 1864, Vincent J. Wood of St. Louis. Captains; 1858? Cummins (See) 1864, John Olivate Comments: Mentioned in this Article Name: NECHES BELL
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Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size: built to handle 500 bales of cotton. A relitively small boat. Built: 1889, Beaumont, Tex. total cost, excluding machinery, $3.000 Destroyed: 1897, Logansport, tied up and left when the law impounded her for debt. Water went down and she turned over. Area: Neches and Sabine Rs., Texas Owner: When new, Capts. Bill Loving and Pearl Bunn Alladice & Liles, (Capt. John M. Liles [Lyles?]) Captain: Master was Capt. John M. Liles. Pilot, then mate and later master, was John G. White Toward her end, pilot, maybe, Will Loving Comments: *Engines and machinery from the VICKSBURG. : *Had electric lighting by 1893. : Was most luxurious Neches R. Packet of the day. : See source Article Name: NED TRACY, Originally the D.A. JANUARY 1. Name: NELLIE PECK Type: Stern-wheeler, wooden hull packet. Size: 201.4' X 35.2' X 4.'. Launched: 1871, Brownsville, Pa. construction supervised by Capt. Grant Marsh. Destroyed: 1892, still listed Area: U. Mo. primarily 1875, Jan. made cotton run, Little Rock - New Orleans. Owner: Dupree and Peck, Levenworth, Ks. (Northwest Transportation Company) Captains: 1871-72, Grant Marsh. Comments: Made some 14 trips to Ft. Benton, Mont. in her career. : 1872, was first arrival at Ft. Benton. Capt. Marsh. : 1872, lost round-trip race with FAR WEST, Capt. Mart Coulson, Sioux City to Ft. Benton and back. : At levee at Bismark, Dakota Territory in '77. Name: NELLIE ROGERS Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Size: 178' X 32' X 4.6', 249 tons Launched: 1862, Pittsburgh Destroyed: 1872, Jeffersonville,Ind., Dismantled. Hull used as barge. Area: Mo. R. Owners: 1862, Capt. E.W. Gould, C.S. Rogers, T.B. Chipley all of St. Louis with James Abrams, Naples, Ill. and Samuel Rider, Griggsville, Ill.. Later, Huntsville Transportation Company Captains: 1862, Gould, E.W. 1870, Jan 5, Rogers, Thomas
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Name: NELSON
    Area: 1849: Ohio R. around Wheeling, W. Va. area
    Captain(s): Moore 
    Comments: From The Daily Wheeling Gazette, April 2, 1849, p. 2

Name: NENANA
    Type: Sternwheeler
    Size: Length, 237'; Width, 42'; tons, 260
    Launched: May 15, 1933.
    Restored: Nenana: 
    Area: Yukon and Nenana Rivers in Alaska
    Owner(s): The Alaska Railroad;
            : Present, Town of Nenana, Alaska
    Comments: Built during 1932 and 1933. It was especially designed 
              with a flat bottom and a beautiful curve.
              The parts were made in Seattle, Washington and taken to
              Nenana, Alaska where they were assembled and launched.
              After the Nenana was launched, the boat had some
              problems. It was then taken from the river and modified.
              More on Alaskan Riverboats

Name: NETTI DURANT
    Launched: 1870s?
    Area: Miss. R.

1. Name: NETTIE QUILL/MONROE
Netti Quill
The NETTIE QUILL From The Dallas Pavone Gallery Click on picture to enlarge
Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 178.4' X 33.4' X 5.6' Launched: 1886, Freedom Pa. for Capt. John Quill, Mobile Ala. Destroyed: 1915, Sept. 29, New Oeleans, lost in hurricane Area: Went to Mobile when new 1915, out of New Orleans As MONROE, New Orleans-Ouachita R. trade Owners: When new, Capt. John Quill 1915, Capt. Swayzie and others 1. Name: NEVADA Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 116' X 24' X 3.5', 75 tons. Launched: 1861, Keokuk, Iowa Destroyed: 1871, off the lists Owners: 3/4- W.H. Harris and 1/4- Robert E. Ventress 1. Name: NEVADA Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 299 tons. Launched: 1863, Belle Vernon, Pa. Destroyed: 1866, Apr. 7, St. Louis, burned Area: Pittsburgh-St. Louis Owned in Pittsburgh Captain: W.S. Evans Name: NEVILLE Launched: 1920's, early Area: Miss. R. Comments: Source

To riverboats whose names start with the word NEW

Name: NEWARK
    Area: Long Island Sound
 
Name: NEWELLA
    Type:                Size: Small.
    Destroyed: 1860s.
    Area: Mo. R.
 
Name: NEWSBOY, see NAUSHON

1. Name: NEWSBOY (The 1st one)
    Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet.
    Size: 133' X 27.3' X 3.4', 115 tons
    Launched: 1862, Brownsville, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1870, out of service 
    Area: 1862, early, U. Ohio R., Bellaire-New Martinsville,
          1866, Evansville-Henderson trade; 1867 one round trip daily. 
    Owner: 1862, late, sold to USQMD; 1866 back to private ownership
    Captain: 1867, Sept., Perkins, C.G.
             *At one time, Boisseau, Joseph of Shreveport, La.
    Comments: *From Boisseau Biography 


Name: NEZ PIERCE? CHIEF
  
Name: NIAGARA
    Launched: 1840, after.
Magic Cabin
NAme: NICK THOMAS -  Nick(, yuck, yuck,) name for N.W. THOMAS

Name: NILE
    Launched: 1860s?
    Area: U. Mo.
    Captain and pilots: Capt. Marsh, Grant
  
Name: NIMROD
    Launched: 1840s?
    Area: Mo. R.
    Captain and pilots: Capt. La Barge, Joseph.
  
1. Name: NINA SIMMES
    Type: Sidewheel wooden packet   Size: 178.8' X 35.5' X 6.7', 327 tons
    Launched: 1860, New Albany, Ind.
    Destroyed: 1869, Apr. 17, near Baton Rouge, snagged and lost.
    Area: 1860, New Orleans-Opelousas, weekly
          1865, New Orleans-Bayou Sara
    Owner: 1860, Capt. G.E. Lenaillier and others
    Captains: 1865, Lenaillier, G.E.; 1865, Greathouse, W.R.
    Comments: Was hidden in upper Red River during Civil War.

Name: NIZINA
    Type: Sternwheeler             Size:
    Launched: 1909
    Area: Copper River, Alaska
    Comments:See Alaskan Riverboats, Copper River 

Name: NOAH'S ARK

Name: NOMINEE
    Type: Sidewheel wooden hulled packet               Size: 212 tons
    Launched: 1848, Shousetown, Pa.
    Destroyed: 1854, Apr. 8, snagged and lost at Britts Landing.
    Area: U. Miss. R.: 1849, Pittsburgh - Cincinnati
                     :1850, St. Paul trade
    Owner: 1854, Galena & Minnesota Packet Co.
    Captain(s): 1848, Smith, Joseph
              : 1850, Harris, D. Smith
              : 1851- 53 or 4, Orrin Smith, 1854, Apr. Russell Blakeley
    Comments:  Mentioned a few times in this Article
               1851, Apr. 4, arrived at St. Paul, Minn.
               1852, Apr. 16, arrived At St.Paul
               1854, Apr. 8, arrived at St. Paul
    Credit: Way's Packet Directory, 1848 - 1994

Name: NORTH ALABAMA
    Destroyed: Near Vermillion, SD
    Area: Mo. R.
    Captains: 1869,  Capt. Marsh, Grant
    Comments: 1869, fall,  Marsh risked ice entrapment to deliver
              supplies to forts along U. Mo. R.

Name: NORTH AMERICAN
    Area: Hudson R.
    Captain(s): Buckman 
    Comments: Source

Name: NORTH AMERICAN
    Launched: Late 1820's?
    Comments: 1830: made run N.O - Memphis in 6 days, a record.

Name: NORTH CAROLINA More info 
Destroyed:1840, July 26. Struck by the Gov. Dudley Area: Miss. R.? Name: NORTH POINT
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Name: NORTH RIVER See CLERMONT

Name: NORTH ST.LOUIS
    Comments: 1837, July, Attempted to navigate Missouri's Osage R. but was
              interrupted when 40 mi. upstream the steamer grounded on the
              gravel bar that bears its name.  Was refloated by spring rains.
              See Article

Name: NORTH STAR
    Launched: 1870s?
    Area: Miss. R.?

1. Name: NORTH WESTERN
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 245' X 38.5' X 5.', 802 tons.
    Power: engines, 26's-8 ft. from JAMES WHITE, 4 boilers each 41" X 26'
    Launched: 1870, Cincinnati, Oh.
    Destroyed: 1882, July 12, St. Louis, foot of Alma St., burned.
    Area: U. Miss. R. 
    Owners: built for Keokuk Northern Line
    Captains: 1870-75, Thomas L. Davidson
              1882, Al Haycock
              At one time piloted by Oscar M. Ruby
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1. Name: NORTHERN BELLE
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 226' X 29' X 5.', 329 tons.
    Launched: 1856, Cincinnati, Oh.
    Destroyed: 1870, off the lists.
    Area: *1858,  Galena-Dubuque-Dunleith-St. Paul
          1862, U. Miss. R.
    Owner: 1856, Galena, Dubuque, Dunleith and Minnesota Packet Company
           1862, Davidson, Commodore W. F. 
    Captains: 1858-59, Jesse Y. Hurd
              1861, W.H. Laughton
    Comments: *1856 or so, raced KEY CITY, lost.
            : Became tow-boat. Was also the longest lived steamboat.
            : Mentioned in this Article
    *Jones Worden's Steamboats and Steamboating Career by Frederick J. Worden

1. Name: NORTHERN LIGHT
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 240' X 40' X 5.', 414 tons.
    Power: 22's -7 ft., 8 boilers, each 46" X 17'
           Wheels, 31' with 9' buckets w/30" dip.
    Launched: 1857, Madison, Ind.
    Destroyed:1866, Apr. 11, Coon Slough, Stern struck pile of ice, sank in 30'.
    Area: 1857, U. Miss. R.
          *1858, Galena-Dubuque-Dunleith-St. Paul
    Owner: 1856, Galena, Dubuque, Dunleith and Minnesota Packet Company
           1857, Northern Line Packet Company
    Captains: 1856-1860 at least, Preston Lodwick
              1860, John B. Davis
              1862, W.H. Gabbert
    Comments: Mentioned in this Article
    *Jones Worden's Steamboats and Steamboating Career by Frederick J. Worden

Name: NORTHERNER
     1853-57

Name: NORTHERNER
    Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull, packet.   Size: 210' X 33' X 5.5', 332 tons.
    Launched: 1858, Elizabeth, Pa., Ekin yard
    Destroyed: 1864, July 13, St. Louis, burned
    Area: 1858, St. Louis-St. Paul, U. Miss. R.
    Owner: 1858, Northern Line Packet Company
           18??, United States Mail Line
    Captain: 1858, Pliny A. Alvord 
    Comments: Made run Louisville - St. Louis 1854, 1/22/30
            : Mentioned in this Article
            : St. Croix R., raced KEY CITY.	 Lost.

Name: NORWICH
    Type: Side-wheeler     Size: 175 X 45
    Launched: 1836,
    Destroyed: as late as 1909
    Area: Hudson R.

1.Name: NOVELTY
	Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet.  Size: 64 tons
	Launched: 1859, Wheeling, Va.
	Area: 1860, Upper White R. serving Marion County landings
	Comments: 1861, went to Confederate registry.
			: Mentioned in this Article

1.Name: NOVELTY
	Launched: 1886, Manchester, Oh.	

1.Name: NOVELTY
	Launched: 1894, Vicksburg, Miss.


3. Name: NUEVA HERMANOS
    Launched: 1840's mid?
    Area: Sacramento R. Calf.
    Comments: 1849, Aug. 31, Listed in the Alta Californian as plying trade
              on the waters of the Sacramento R.

Name: NUNIVEC
    Launched: 1890s?
    Area: Alaska
    Owner: U. S. As a coast guard boat

Name: NYMPH
		1862-64

Name: NYMPH
		1863-65+

Name: NYMPH No. 2
	Type: Sternwheel wooden hull packet.  Size: 147' X 24.9' X 4.', 149 tons.
	Power: From Way's "Engines: 10" - 4' 8", 3 boilers, each 18' long,
			the center one being 42" in dia., the side ones  22" dia..
			There were two 14" flues in the center boiler and one 14" in the side boilers."
	Launched: 1864, Portsmouth, Oh. for Capt. Henry Davies of Portsmouth, Oh.
	Destroyed: 1868, Mar. 3, There is a record of a NYMPH that sank on a chain of rocks at
				Sibley, Mo., this may be that NYMPH.

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