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[BERTIE Ran Aground], Windsor Public Ledger, 28 November 1888

Vessel groundings were a frequent occurrence on North Carolina's rivers. Shifting sandbars, debris snags, and a lack of channel markers caused the incidents. While grounding could mean a breach in the hull and the loss of a ship, the BERTIE only required the LUCY's help to get out of trouble.

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The steamer Bertie ran agpound [aground] Friday night at Jordan's Landing and had to wait until the steamer Lucy came along and pulled her off. She was delayed in her trip here for three hours.
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Citation: [BERTIE Ran Aground], Windsor Public Ledger (Windsor, NC), November 28, 1888.
Location: North Carolina Collection, Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858 USA
Call Number:NoCar Microfilm WnrWL-1   

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