Connecting Steamers

The BERTIE was only one part of a larger transportation network that joined the small towns of eastern North Carolina to the rest of the world. Steamers carried freight, mail, and passengers on the Roanoke River, Chowan River, and the Albemarle Sound, connecting to railroad and port centers in North Carolina and Virginia.

W.F. Askew, To Father [Zephaniah Askew], 5 May 1873
Steamer Lota, Windsor Albemarle Times, 4 September 1874
Tri-weekly Line from Portsmouth to Edenton and Plymouth, N. C. via Franklin, VA., Windsor Albemarle Times, 17 December 1875
W. F. Askew, To Father [Zephaniah Askew], 31 March 1879
[Steamer for the Roanoke, Norfolk, and Baltimore Steamboat Company Advertisement], Edenton Albemarle Enquirer, 15 July 1886
[Steamers CHOWAN and LOTA Schedules], Edenton Albemarle Enquirer 15 July 1886
[Steamer LUCY's Summer Schedule], Windsor Public Ledger, 13 June 1888
Nag's Head, Windsor Public Ledger, 4 July 1888
W. F. Askew, To Father [Zephaniah Askew], 21 January 1889
[Chowan Sold], Windsor Public Ledger, 15 May 1889
Gurley Line, Windsor Public Ledger, 8 May 1889
[Steamer LUCY Delayed], Windsor Public Ledger, 8 May 1889