Here are two accounts of the steamer Camelia (and the New Camelia) provided by David Carambat and Dr. C. Howard Nichols.
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"St. Tammany Farmer, 30 November, 1878;Owing to low water, the steamer NEW CAMELIA was delayed the previous Thursday, arriving at Old Landing around nine that night. The postmistress, Mrs. Dumas, who was about to retire for the night, immediately distributed the mail when it arrived. The editor thought this service deserved honorable mention" (Schooners and Scows, Donna Burge Adams, 1988)
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Below is a collection of photographs of the New Camelia from Denis Bechac
Exhibit diorama at Mandeville Trailhead Museum