On November 23, 1871, the launching of the new, faster steamboat the Fannie Dugan was announced. She launched from the Wise's Boat Yard. Her main job was to carry mail from Portsmouth to Pine Creek, Franklin Furnace, Greenup, Ironton, Ashland, Catlettsburg, and Huntington.One of her captains was A. J. "Jack"McAllister who raced the Fannie Dugan against the Chesapeake on St. Patrick's Day 1872. The Fannie Dugan won.