THE MOONLIGHT EXCURSION OF TUESDAY NIGHT.—
All of the excursionists, without exception, acknowledge the excursion down the river, last Tuesday night, by the Dixie Pleasure Club, to have been one of the most pleasant affairs of the kind which has ever taken place in Wilmington. In spite of the threatening looks of the weather, and although a number of families are absent from the city, a large party had assembled on board the Worth by 9 o’clock, the hour appointed for starting. A few moments thereafter the last whistle sounded, the bell was rung, the Brass Band struck up its most inspiring music, and casting off her moorings, the steamer began her journey. Soon after passing the Dram Tree, the dancing commenced, continuing with very little intermission until the return. The party proceeded as far as Fort Fisher, turning round in the river just opposite that point, about 11 1/2 o’clock. The return trip was made in two and a half hours, the whole of the excursionists having probably reached home by 2 1/2 o’clock. The refreshments on the occasion were served up by Mr. C. R. Banks in his usual elegant style.
The Gov. Worth is a fine steamer for such excursions, and parties desiring her will find her owners and her officers equally courteous and obliging.
[Wilmington Morning Star — August 6, 1868]