Aside from its scheduled operation, the BERTIE carried Windsor and Plymouth residents on pleasure excursions around the Albemarle Sound region.

[Excursion broadside for ST'R BERTIE], 16 June 1874
The C. P. P.'s in Plymouth, Windsor Albemarle Times, 11 December 1874
Pleasant Trip, Windsor Albemarle Times, 16 June 1876
The Excursion, Windsor Public Ledger, 25 April 1888
[BERTIE Unable to Coal], Windsor Public Ledger, 8 May 1889