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This article examines the growth of steam navigation on North Carolina's water ways from the first monopoly granted in 1812 up to the Civil War. While competition from railroads were often the result of a failed venture, in the Cape Fear region steam lines thrived. This called for a series of improvements to the rivers of the state, as well as the construction of canals to further expedite commerce through river navigation.