Steamer - Albemarle
Built: New York, NY
Specifications: 60 ft. x 20 ft. wide, drew 4 ft.; 80-87 tons; 20-horsepower
engine (avg. 10 mph)
Notes: Purchased by the Edenton Steam Boat Co. (incorporated in 1818 by NC
legislature as Edenton & Plymouth Steam Boat Co.) for $22,500. The steamer had
been built as a ferry. Left New York in late Dec. 1818 and finally arrived in
Edenton. Started ferry service in late January 1819 and ran through summer 1821. Sold in
Jan. 1822 in Edenton for $5,016 to Norfolk based owner and the steamer left the state.
Lost in 1825.
HistoryNC.org web site links:
North Carolina Steam Boats Overview
North Carolina 19th Century Steam Boats (Alphabetic List)
Steamers in North Carolina from 1812 to 1849
Steamers in North Carolina from 1850 to 1860
Steamers in North Carolina from 1861 to 1880
Steamers in North Carolina from 1881 to 1899
North Carolina 19th Century Steam Boat Lines
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