The oldest Askew brother, Richard, operated a general store in Windsor and served as the BERTIE's agent. As the steamer's agent, Richard Askew sold the guano and other merchandise brought up the Cashie River. Most steamers had an agent serving as a fixed storefront for a mobile enterprise.
|C. W. Askew, To Father [Zephaniah Askew], 8 April 1873|
|[Advertisement for the Askew Corner Store], Windsor Albemarle Times, 24 July 1874|
|Green Tea Seeds, Windsor Albemarle Times, 5 March 1875|
|Green Tea, Windsor Albemarle Times, 5 March 1875|
|[Advertisement for Sea Fowl Guano], Windsor Albemarle Times, 5 March 1875|
|Guano. Guano., Windsor Public Ledger, 3 April 1889|