The Cape Fear River Steamers

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In History
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Timeline Birth of William Wallace Skinner Capt. William Skinner, 1st cousin of Capt. Samuel W. Skinner of Richmond, Virginia.
Timeline Birth of Sarah "Sally" Francis Skinner Wife of Louis B. Erambert. Mother of Annie Erambert.
Timeline Birth of Emily J. Erambert Daughter of Augustus J. and Martha (Newberry) Erambert. Wife of Capt. James A. Wilkinson (1st marriage) and Capt. Samuel W. Skinner (2nd marriage).
Timeline Birth of Samuel Wallace Skinner Son of Capt. Samuel W. Skinner of Richmond, Virginia. Husband of the widow, Mrs. Emily J. (Erambert) Wilkinson.
Timeline Arrival of Steamer EVERGREEN Arrival of the steamer Evergreen, at Fayetteville, to become part of the Henrietta Steam Boat Line boats.
Timeline Brothers Line The Steamer BROTHERSTHE Steamer Brothers and Tow Boats, Stevenson and David Lewis are prepared to forward with Despatch, all goods consigned to the Proprietor.
Timeline Arrival of the Steamer ZEPHYR The Steamer ZEPHYR The Steamer ZEPHYR arrived upon the Cape Fear on December 14, 1852 from Wilmington, Delaware.
Timeline Captain James A. Wilkinson Lost Captain Wilkinson's Young Widow Capt. Wilkinson slipped from the steamer SOUTHERNER into the frigid Cape Fear river.
Timeline Death of Augustus J. Erambert
Timeline Marriage of Louis B. Erambert & Sarah F. Skinner
Timeline Boiler Explosion of the Steamer MAGNOLIA A Terrible Steamboat Accident The boiler of the Steamer MAGNOLIA exploded near White Hall Landing, Bladen County, NC on the 16th of February, 1858, killing her master, Capt. James M. Stedman and several others.
Timeline Arrival of Steamer A. P. HURT The new iron steamer A. P. Hurt, Capt. Hurt, arrived here yesterday from Wilmington, Delaware, via Annapolis, Norfolk, Beaufort and Swansboro.
Timeline Boiler Explosion of the Steamer KATE MCLAURIN The boiler of the Steamer KATE MCLAURIN exploded killing her master, Capt. William T. Evans and several others. The boat floated downstream about 30 miles.
Timeline Birth of Annie D. Erambert Daughter of Louis B. Erambert and Sarah F. Skinner.
Timeline Death of Louis B. Erambert Son of Augustus J. and Martha (Newberry) Erambert. Brother of Virginia and Emily J. Erambert. Husband of Sarah "Sally" F. Skinner.
Timeline Death of Martha J. (Newberry) Erambert Wife of Augustus J. Erambert.
Timeline Squi Bob, Off to the Springs Squi Bob Off to the Springs A man recounting his journey, humerously refers to himself as Squi Bob, boarded the Steamer D. MURCHISON (Capt. Garrason).
Timeline Death of Morgiana C. (Erambert) Hurt Daughter of Henry M. Erambert and Mary Ann Cowper
Timeline Boiler Explosion of the Steamer R. E. LEE Boiler Explosion of the Steamer R.E. LEE The boiler of the Steamer R.E. LEE exploded killing several and severely wounding her master, Capt. William W. Skinner.
Timeline Exodus of the Steamer CUMBERLAND Exodus of the CUMBERLAND as told by W. The Steamer CUMBERLAND, built by Master Carpenter, A. G. Black, left the Cape Fear River and headed down the Atlantic Coast to Fernandina, FL, stopping at various points along the way.
Timeline Excursion to Smithville Excursion to Smithville A group of Fayettevillians were taken to the beach by Capt. Albert H. Worth aboard the Steamer GOVERNOR WORTH.
Timeline Burning of the J.S. UNDERHILL & NORTH EAST Burning of the Steamers J.S. UNDERHILL & NORTH EAST The Steamers J. S. UNDERHILL and NORTH EAST were burned at their wharf at Wilmington, NC.
Timeline Death of Capt. Albert P. Hurt
Timeline Death of Archibald M. Carter Husband of Virginia Erambert and father of Cornelia W. (Carter) Hunley.
Timeline Boiler Explosion of the Steamer WAVE At Wilmington, NC, the boiler of the Steamer WAVE, exploded causing the boat to sink within a few minutes. Several persons were killed. Capt. Jeff D. Robeson was across the river, doing business in the City.
Timeline The Great Fire of Wilmington The Great Fire - An Account
Timeline The New Steamboat CAPE FEAR The Steamer CAPE FEAR— The new steamboat Cape Fear, under the command of Capt. T. J. Green, will start on her first trip to Fayetteville to day. The new boat takes the place of the steamer Bladen, destroyed in the great fire in February last. She is a light draft boat, about the size of the Bladen, and has accommodations for about twenty first-class passengers. The Cape Fear was built at Capt. Skinner’s ship-yard in this city.
Cape fear ap hurt wrecked 1895 watercolor HURT & CAPE FEAR On Hillside at Fayetteville The Steamer CAPE FEARthe rapidly falling waters had left the steamboats Cape Fear and Hurt high on the hillside above the water, at Fayetteville, and that both boats were considerably damaged.
Timeline Death of Emily J. (Erambert) Skinner Wife of Capt. Samuel W. Skinner.
Timeline Death of Cornelia W. (Carter) Hunley Wife of Thomas Hunley, and mother of Virginia Hunley.
Timeline Arrival of Steamer CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE Arrival of the Steamer CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE The Steamer CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE arrived in Fayetteville, NC this morning.
Timeline Death of Virginia Hunley Daughter of Thomas Hunley and Cornelia "Neily" W. (Carter) Hunley. Buried in the Louis B. Erambert plot of Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, NC.
Timeline The HIGHLANDER Arrives at Georgetown, SC “The Highlander,” the new boat to run between Columbia and Georgetown, arrived in the city yesterday afternoon at 5.30. She is at the dock in rear of the opera house.
Highlander003 HIGHLANDER on the Congaree River When the Columbia (SC) party got aboard the mate by request gave three long pulls at the whistle, and the deep, musical notes reverberated over the forest telling the city of Columbia that at 8.30 p. m., on the night of the 20th of March, 1904, she had become an “inland port.”
Timeline Steamer HighlanderDestroyed by Fire The Highlander Upon the CongareeNews was received at midnight of the burning of the river steamer Highlander, at a point twenty-five miles from Georgetown. The boat was totally destroyed. It was valued at $12,000, with $3,000 insurance. it was built in Wilmington, N. C., three years ago and owned by T. D. Love, of that city. The boat carried no cargo.
Timeline Death of Capt. Samuel W. Skinner Husband of Emily J. Erambert.
Timeline Death of Lillie (Draughon) Skinner Wife of Garry Williams (1st marriage) and Capt. William W. Skinner (2nd marriage).
Timeline AN OLD RIVER PILOT PASSES. Zach. Roberts, a colored pilot on the Cape Fear river for years, died at his home in Campbellton, this city, Saturday morning at 5 o’clock.
Timeline Steamer CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE Breaks in Two and Sinks Fate of the CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE
Timeline Death of Capt. William W. Skinner Captain William W. Skinner In 1830, Captain William Wallace Skinner was born in Richmond, VA. He was the 1st cousin of Capt. Samuel W. Skinner, also of Richmond. Capt. William Skinner was master of the steamer R. E. Lee at the time of her boiler explosion in August of 1871. He survived the explosion. Capt. William W. Skinner died in November of 1913 a few days after the burning of the steamer C. W. Lyon. H
Timeline The Burning of the C. W. LYON The Burning of the C.W. LYON
Timeline Death of Annie D. (Erambert) Eley
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The Cape Fear River Steamers Era

The Steamer A. P. HURT The Steamer A. P. HURT Part IThe Life of the Steamer A. P. HURT upon the Cape Fear River.