Steamer - A. P. Hurt
Built: 1860 in Wilmington, Delaware
Captains: Capt. Alex Robinson (1896)
Specifications: steel hull; 81 tons, 118 ft. long, 18 ft. wide, 6 ft. depth. Side paddle wheel driven originally. Apparently when the vessel was rebuilt (pre-1888), the ton was listed as 140.11 tons. The drive mechanism apparently was changed also.
Notes: When the Cape Fear River receded suddenly in 1895, the Steamer Cape Fear was destroyed (see middle and superstructure on left) while the steel hull Steamer A. P. Hurt survived (picture at right). Below is the A. P. Hurt circa 1890.
HistoryNC.org web site links:
North Carolina Steam Boats Overview
North Carolina 19th Century Steam Boats (Alphabetic List)
Steamers in North Carolina from 1812 to 1849
Steamers in North Carolina from 1850 to 1860
Steamers in North Carolina from 1861 to 1880
Steamers in North Carolina from 1881 to 1899
North Carolina 19th Century Steam Boat Lines
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