02 Dec

ANOTHER STEAMER. —  The Governor Graham is a new steamer to ply between Wilmington and Fayetteville, as a passenger boat.  The Gov. Graham was built at Hartford, Conn.; is 125 feet long, 37 feet wide, and draws 20 inches, light.  She has two rudders, with one helm, which will greatly facilitate speed in making short turns.

Her machinery is above deck, giving all room below for freight.  The cabin is very neat and comfortable, having 18 “snug berths,” with carpeted floor, and a piano.

[The North Carolinian — Saturday, April 15, 1848]


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Steam Boat Company.

THE proprietors of the Cape Fear Steam Boat Company have put on the river the new Steamer GOV. GRAHAM, to run regularly between Wilmington and Fayetteville, at the late reduced freights.  She draws but 20 inches water having two engines and locomotive boiler, with superior accommodations for Passengers.

All Goods consigned to J. & W. L. McGary, Wilmington, will be forwarded up the river free of commissions.

All Produce from the country will be forwarded down the river and to its destination free of commissions.

We are now building two tow boats, which will be completed before the Fall freights begin.

Communications addressed to J. & W. L. McGary, Wilmington, and W. L. McGary, Fayetteville, will have attention.

W. L. McGARY, Agent.

April 15, 1848                                                    11-Y

The undersigned is also building a large warehouse at the river, where he will receive and forward all goods sent to his address, at the usual charge, saving one-half the up-town hauling.


[Fayetteville Observer – Tuesday January 2, 1849]

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THE undersigned having become the sole proprietors of the Cape Fear Steam Boat Co., are now running the Steamer Gov. Graham, together with her Tow Boats, and are prepared to forward Goods and Produce with great dispatch, and on as good terms as any other Line.

All goods sent to our address in Wilmington, will be re-shipped free of commissions, and if requested by the shipper, will be shipped by any other Boat if ours is not ready to sail.

We have a commodious Warehouse near the landing in Fayetteville, where we will receive and forward goods for the usual commissions.

A share of the patronage of the public is solicited.


Fayetteville, August 20, 1849.                             81-tf

[Fayetteville Observer – Tuesday, August 21, 1849]


FOR the accommodation of Delegates going to the Convention at Wilmington, on Monday the 11th instant, the Steam Boat Gov. Graham will leave her wharf at Campbelton on Saturday the 9th inst., at 1 o’clock precisely, and will be at Elizabethtown during the night, giving passengers from that place an opportunity to take Boat on the morning the 10th, and will stop at Whitehall at 8 o’clock. A. M. and at the other landings on the river during the forenoon, on her way down.

The Boat will leave Wilmington for this place, without a Tow, on the adjournment of the Convention.


Ag’t Cape Fear Steam Boat Co.

Fayetteville, Monday, March 4, 1850.—9

[Fayetteville Observer – Tuesday, March 5, 1850]


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THE Cape Fear Steamboat Co’s Steamer CHATHAM will run regularly between Wilmington and Fayetteville, commencing on Monday the 27th instant.—leaving Fayetteville every Monday and Thursday at 9 o’clock A. M. and arriving at Wilmington same evening giving Passengers going north an opportunity to take the cars next morning at 9 o’clock.  And leave Wilmington on Tuesdays and Fridays at 2 o’clock P. M. giving passengers by the cars, which arrive at Wilmington at 1 o’clock  daily an opportunity to take the Boat to Fayetteville.

The Steamer GOV. GRAHAM, with the Tow Boats belonging to the Line will run in connexion with the Chatham, making one or more trips a week as circumstances may require.

Passengers and Freighters may rely upon the above arrangement.  It is hoped that the necessary expenses to be incurred by this arrangement will be rewarded by an increased patronage:  otherwise a loss will probably be sustained by the company, which will lead to a discontinuance of regular time of running.


Cape Fear Steam Boat Co.

Fayetteville, Jan’y 20, 1851.                               55tf


FOR SALE.—A second-hand ENGINE of fifteen horse power, in good working order.  For further information, apply to the subscribers at Wilmington.


Jan. 16, 1851.                                       55-3wpd

[Fayetteville Observer – Tuesday, January 28, 1851]

We are grieved to state that the Steamer Fanny Lutterloh was sunk last evening by coming in collision with the Steamer Gov. Graham.  The boats met a short distance below Mrs. Owen’s plantation, and owing it is supposed to some misunderstanding of each others intention of passing to the right or left, the Graham struck the bow of the Fanny and sunk her in three minutes.  There were 40 or 50 passengers on board, mostly Delegates to the Wilmington Bar Convention, (among them the Junior Editor of this paper) but including several ladies and children, all of whom were saved, but wet, and with the loss of all their baggage, which floated out of the boat.  It is feared that one Negro man, the property of Capt. Stedman, was drowned, as he was missing when our informant left.  The collision occurred before dark.  If it had been half hour later it is thought many would have been drowned.

We learn that the passengers generally went to the house of Isaac Wright, Esq., where they were no doubt hospitably entertained during the night.

It is probably that some of the passengers will return to town on the Graham, and we learn that Mr. Lutterloh will engage the Sun to go down for the others.  When he left the Fanny’s smoke stack was lying across the Graham’s deck.

It is surprising that some understanding does not exist on our river as to the direction which boat shall take when they meet, either to the right or the left.

There was imminent danger of a similar collision on Tuesday morning last, when the Senior Editor of this paper was coming up on the Sun, but for the presence of mind of Capt. Rush, who, as always, was at his post, and made a signal to the down boat as to the direction to take.

Fayetteville Observer, 25th inst.

[Fayetteville Observer – Tuesday Evening, May 25, 1851]

[NOTE:  I did not record the above from the microfilm.  This was an article transcribed to the Cumberland Genealogical Society’s Newsletter. — bgg2]

[boat image]  The Steamer Chatham will resume her semi-weekly trips between this place and Wilmington, on Monday the 16th inst., leaving Fayetteville every MONDAY and THURSDAY thereafter, at 7 o’clock A. M., and running through the same day.—Leaving Wilmington every TUESDAY and FRIDAY, after the arrival of the cars from the North.  The Steamer Gov. Graham, with as many Tow Boats as may be necessary, will run in connexion with the Chatham, as often as may be necessary to carry all Freights that may ##fer.  The addition of another large Flat (the Gen’l McRae,) to this Line, affords increased facilities for the shipping public.  Goods shall certainly have as quick transit by this Line as any other.


Cape Fear S. B. Co.

Feb’y 9, 1852.                                                   63tf

[Fayetteville Observer – February 9, 1852]

[NOTE: See Gov. Graham info in Recollections of Pitt County by Roger E. Kammerer.]

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