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Steamboat Dream: The Mountain Lily's Short But Storied Run on the French Broad River Might Never End

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Buncombe County native, Henry Vance Pickens, a Confederate veteran, joined with partners to incorporate the French Broad Steamboat Company in 1880. He secured Congressional assistance to have the French Broad dredged and in 1881, the first steamboat on the river the Mountain Lily made its maiden voyage.
WNC Magazine (NoCar F261 .W64), Vol. 14 Issue 2, Summer 2020, p30-34