Steamer - Clarendon
Built: Wilmington, NC 1833
Specifications: 140 tons; 103-feet long by 18.5-feet wide. The 40 to 50
horsepower engine was built by Watchman & Bratt, Baltimore, MD.
Notes: The steamer plied the Cape Fear River between 1833 and 1838. In the
early years, its served as a passenger and mail steamer between Smithville and
Wilmington, and then as a cargo steamer between Wilmington and Fayetteville. In later
years, it was put into ferry service. In
1839, the vessel was moved to Savannah and burned that year at its mooring.
HistoryNC.org web site links:
Carolina Steam Boats Overview
Carolina 19th Century Steam Boats (Alphabetic List)
Steamers in North Carolina from 1812 to 1849
in North Carolina from 1850 to 1860
North Carolina from 1861 to 1880
North Carolina from 1881 to 1899
Carolina 19th Century Steam Boat Lines
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