|Namesake Anson Northup|
Fate Sank winter 1861/1862
|Builder Anson Northup|
|Name Anson Northup (–1861)
Owner Anson Northup (–1861) J. C. Burbank (1861–1862)
Anson Northup (possibly Anson Northrup) was a 100 horsepower (75 kW) sternwheel riverboat named for her captain who was the first to navigate the Red River of the North from Fort Abercrombie, Dakota Territory to Fort Garry, Canada, departing 6 June and arriving 10 June 1859. Sold and renamed Pioneer, she sank during the winter of 1861–2. Pioneer was dismantled and her boiler reused by SS Colvile.
The new Anson Northrup is a riverboat that normally offers tours in the Twin Cities area on the Mississippi River. The boat was built in Louisiana and is operated by the Padelford Packet Boat Company. In 2004, the boat participated in the Grand Excursion, which ran from the Quad Cities of Iowa to the Twin Cities.