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Operations of 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.

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

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