News Articles – 1885 – 1886

Federal Point, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Fort Fisher
– from the Wilmington Star, Wilmington News, Wilmington Post, Wilmington Dispatch, Wilmington Messenger

Source:
Bill Reaves files: Federal Point/Carolina Beach/Kure Beach/Fort Fisher 1725-1994

 

January 19, 1885
The steamer WOODBURY, belonging to the government works, which went ashore at Federal Point during the late gale got off on the next high tide and went up to Wilmington. (Star, 1-20-1885)

 

May 18, 1886
(advertisement) “THE ROCKS,” FORT FISHER. This delightful 1 family resort, unsurpassed on the entire Atlantic Coast for River, Bay, Sound and Ocean Sailing. Fishing and Boating, is now open for the accommodation of boarders by the day, week or month. Steamers PASSPORT and LOUISE ply daily between Wilmington and “The Rocks.” Address all communications, N.F.Parker, “The Rocks,” Care of Capt. John W. Harper, Wilmington, N.C. (Star, 5-18-1886)

 

July 7, 1886
A license was issued to N.F. Parker to retail spirituous liquors at “The Rocks.” (Star, 7-7-1886)

 

August 31, 1886
The Charleston, S.C. earthquake was felt all over southeastern North Carolina. Buildings were shaken, cracking walls and chimneys, crockery fell from shelves, and pictures fell from the walls. Reports came in from as far away as Sampson and Onslow Counties. Aftershocks were reported on September 2, 1886 and November 11, 1886.
Source:
Bill Reaves files: Federal Point/Carolina Beach/Kure Beach/Fort Fisher 1725-1994