NOTES: I do not have the father and son, T. D. Love, straight in my mind yet. In my brief research, there was a T. D. Love associated with “the railroad”. I think it was this T. D. Love who gave the town of Wallace, NC it’s name. Apparently, T. D. Love had a favorite “play” which had a character named “Wallace” and that is where the town of Wallace got its name.
- 1904 – Steamer HIGHLANDER leaves the Cape Fear to run on the Santee & Congaree Rivers between Georgetown and Columbia, SC. Burns after only 3 months on her new run.
- 1906 – CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE‘s boilers replaced by old HIGHLANDER‘s cheaper to operate boilers. (October)
- 1912 – T. D. Love was the VP of the Wilmington Marine Railway Co., and part owner of the Wilmington Iron Works.
- 1913 – Steamer CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE breaks in two at her wharf in Wilmington, NC (September)
- 1913 – Steamer C. W. LYON burns (November)
- Steamer KENNEDY burns on trip to Wilmington
The City of Wilmington, the metropolis and port of North Carolina
WILMINGTON MARINE RAILWAY COMPANY.
A very important addition to the facilities and conveniences of the Port of Wilmington is developed in the acquisition and possession of the Wilmington Marine Railway, whichwill be in active operation before or about the time that this book will be before the public. Its establishment fills a requirement which has been long needed, and the plant and its methods of operation will be thoroughly complete and up-to-date. The Wilmington Marine Railway Company is a corporation, the executive officials of which are B. O. Stone, president; T. D. Love, vice president; E. P. Bailey, manager and R. R. Stone, secretary and treasurer. These gentlemen are well known residents here. The Messrs. Stone are of the wholesale grocery house of The Stone Co. and Messrs. Bailey and Love are the owners of the Wilmington Iron Works. The location of the Marine Railway is on Eagle Island, just across the river opposite Wilmington. The company have here 730 feet of river front going back 800 feet. The railway is the work of Messrs. H. I. Crandall Sons & Co. of Boston, who are the largest and most important builders of this kind of plant in the country. They have built about ninety dry docks or marine railways at various ports and they recently completed a 4000 ton railway for the Cramps at Philadelphia. Their contract here calls for hauling out of the river the largest sailing vessels that come to this port, besides also steamboats up to 1500 tons. The railway is so arranged that vessels are taken out on an even keel, which is a great improvement on older plants which can only operate at an angle. The railway will be 405 feet long with a width of 48 feet. The Wilmington Marine Railway Co., having plenty of land at its disposal contemplate constructing at an early date, adjacent the railway, storage warehouses and will transact a regular storage business. The above will add materially to the attractions and conveniences of the port, and will no doubt lead to increased tonnage coming here and to an expansion of the business of the city.
[ 1912 Wilmington, NC Chamber of Commerce Booklet ]