|Wilmington Journal, Wilmington, NC, 9 December 1870|
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Steamship Fairbanks ~ 19 November 1870
The 482-ton steamship Fairbanks, enroute to New York City from Washington with a cargo of cotton and turpentine, was forced inside the inlet where, in spite of all efforts to save her, she burned for a loss of $35,000. The crew escaped with a few personal belongings.