The Steamboat Arkansas (or Arkansaw) plied the waters of the Arkansas and Mississippi rivers beginning in 1837. The boat's captain was T. J. Halderman. The Arkansas transported passengers into the city and shipped cotton down the river. The regular route of the steamboat was from New Orlean to Little Rock, Fort Smith, Coffee, and Fort Gibson.
- "The Arkansas," Arkansas Gazette, March 14, 1837.
- "The Steam Boat Arkansaw," Arkansas Gazette, March 22, 1836.