Steamer - Edmund D. McNair
Owners: Tannyhill & William L. Lavender
Built: Washington, NC 1831-1835 by the John Myers shipyard.
Captains: n. a.
Specifications: 71 tons. Side paddle wheel driven.
Notes: Beginning operations in 1835, the steamer plied the Tar, Neuse and Cape Fear Rivers,
primarily used to tow rafts with logs for the
Tannyhill & Lavender saw mill which reportedly was the first saw mill in
Washington, NC. The steamer was lost in 1841 on the Tar River.
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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