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.

Wilmington Journal, Wilmington, NC, 9 December 1870

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