|Steamer - Chowan
(1875) (renamed Nanticoke in 1889)
Built: 1875 in Wilmington, DE
Captains: George H. Whithey (1886)
Specifications: 458.88 gross tons, 394.7 net tons; 150 feet long, 28 feet five inches wide, 8.2 feet deep. Engine: 100 horsepower. Iron-hulled vessel with side paddle wheel.
Notes: Franklin, VA, to Edenton, NC. Renamed in 1889 the Nanticoke.
1875 ad at right, woodcut of steamer in 1886 newspaper ad. At lower right is the Steamer in the 1890s as the Nanticoke. As the Nanticoke, the steamer was often in Albemarle Sound.
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