Steamer Cotton Plant.
[steamboat image] THE new Steamer Cotton Plant, in connection with suitable Tow Boats, will commence operating on the Cape Fear River in fifteen or twenty days. The Proprietor is now constructing on the River bank a commodious Warehouse, where Goods and Merchandise, to and from the Interior, may be stored, free of charge and in comparative safety from the danger of Fire. Such fixtures will be connected with the Warehouse as to land goods in better order than formerly, and without incurring the expense of drayage. The Cotton Plant is entirely new, with a draft of water adapted to the River navigation, and offers to the public the surest and most convenient mode of Transportation. Goods and Merchandize will be received and forwarded at the customary rates by
Agent at Wilmington, N. C.
THOS. SANDFORD & CO.
Agent at Fayetteville, N. C.
Fayetteville, March 10, 1837. 32tf
The Charlotte Journal, Salisbury Watchman, Lincolnton Transcript, Rutherfordton Gazette, Greensborough Telescope, Hillsborough Recorder, Raleigh Register, Salem Scrap Book, Ashborough Citizen and Wilmington Advertiser will insert the above 3 weeks.
[Fayetteville Observer – Thursday, March 16, 1837]
The Cotton Plant Line of Steam
Boats and her Pole Boats.
THE Proprietor, finding his health not adequate to the task of keeping up the Line, is determined to sell.
The Line consists of the TWO STEAM BOATS, the Cotton Plant and the Wm. B. Meares. The latter is a New Boat, of 200 tons, built of the best materials, draws when light 28 inches, and 3 ½ feet when loaded. The character of these Boats is so well established, that further description is unnecessary. In addition there are FOUR POLE BOATS, two of them new and two second hand. These are quite sufficient to serve as Lighters, and make the Line complete, and fully adequate to the wants of the River, either in high or low Water. If not disposed of by the first day of June, they will be offered for Sale at Public Auction on that day, at the Market House in Fayetteville, on liberal terms, to be made known at the sale. The Books and accounts of the Line are at Mr. John Waddill’s Store, and may be inspected by persons wishing to purchase, and will show the value and profit of the Business. Applications can be made to the Subscriber at his residence, or to the Auctioneer.
DOYLE O’HANLON, Proprietor.
E. W. WILKINGS, Auctioneer.
May 14, 1845. 58-ts
[Fayetteville Observer – Wednesday Morning, May 14, 1845]
Agency Cape Fear Steam Boat Company, }
March 11, 1846. }
THE CAPE FEAR STEAM BOAT COMPANY, having thoroughly placed in order the favorite Steamer, Cotton Plant, and being now building Lighters of the most approved style, peculiarly adapted to the low stages of the River, are prepared to give despatch to Goods to Fayetteville, and the interior, on the most favorable terms. The keel of a new Steamer has been laid, which will soon be completed, of such light draught of water, as to suit all stages of the River, and which in lightness of draught, WILL NEVER BE SURPASSED.
Goods will be received, and forwarded promptly, through Wilmington, free of all charges for Storage, Drayage, Wharfage, and Commissions; and will be attended to at Fayetteville, free of Commission. Goods can be stored there, up town or at the river, as shippers may desire.
The Cape Fear Steam Boat Company are determined to carry Goods on as favorable terms as any other Company; and from the long experience of their agents at Wilmington and Fayetteville, have no doubt of giving their friends entire satisfaction.
Letters addressed to the Agents, at either Fayetteville or Wilmington, will meet with prompt attention.
E. W. WILLKINGS,
Agent at Fayetteville.
ROBT. G. RANKIN,
Agent at Wilmington.
[Fayetteville Observer – Tuesday Afternoon – March 17 1846]
[NOTE: See Cotton Plant II info on NC Business History web site.]