Cape Fear River, Waterfront, Champion Compress, Sprunt, Cotton, Shipping, Boats
This b&w image features two photographs of ships anchored in front of the Champion Cotton Compress in 1875 and 1912 taken from The City of Wilmington, The Metropolis and Port of North Carolina, Its Advantages and Interests.
1875, Wilmington Compress and Warehouse Co., 1912, Champion Compress and Warehouse Co. (Taken from "Wilmington: The Metropolis and Port of North Carolina, Its Advantages and Interests, 1912, by the Chamber of Commerce.)
This b&w photograph captures Eagles Island, opposite Chestnut Street. Eagles Island causeway and ferry landing are at extreme left. Champion Compress (cotton) wharves are at right. The photograph was taken about 1935.
Waterfront, Cape Fear River, Point Peter, Champion Compress
View from Point Peter looking southeast, between Campbell and Dock streets. Champion Compress (Cotton) wharves are at left.
The Native Americans called the river, "Sapona," which is formed by the junction of the Haw and Deep Rivers in Chatham...
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, N. Front Street, Nutt Street, Champion Compress, Point Peter
Since the mid-nineteenth century, Wilmington had been a railroad town, beginning with the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was organized in 1838, and reportedly was at one time, the longest railroad in the world. Some years later, that railroad...
Eagles Island, opposite Chestnut Street. Eagles Island causeway and ferry landing are at extreme left. Champion Compress (cotton) wharves are at right.
Eagles Island is located on the west bank of the Cape Fear River, directly opposite downtown...