The Independent (Elizabeth City, NC) Friday, 28 April 1922

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The Independent (Elizabeth City, NC) 
Friday, 28 April 1922 - BOTH SHIP AND CARGO : WERE' FULLY INSURED iio...
BOTH SHIP AND CARGO : WERE' FULLY INSURED iio Time Lost In Restoring Service Af-ter Burning of the AP- ;v '. pamattox , ; The loss of "the steamer- Appamattox which'.was burned -to the water's edge at -Barnett's. Creek,on iier run from Elizabeth Citfr to Norfolk last Friday morning occasioned but litue interruption of service on the line. The Vir-.imnsTlflw . a Norfolk boat was imme diately chartered to takeythe place of the Appamattox. until tne company cuu buy a new boat. Options on several news boats are said td'have been taken this week., " , . . The Appamattqx, a f reighr and- pass enger steamer of 187 'gross tons, 110 feet long and 22 feet baam, is a complete loss.- The fire is believed to have originated in bales of cotton. There -were oo oaies 01 culiuu, and several i)ag8 o fertiiizer destroyed in the fire. . The steamer was vaiuea at $15,000 and 'fully insured. The cargo was 'valued around $6,000 and. also insured. Shippers wilk be paid every dollar of their loss declared an officer of the company this week. The officers and crew of the Appa-mattox, with the exception of the assistant engineer, James I. Brewer, es-x caped without injury. He was painfully burned about the face and 'body. The Appamattox had only recently been overhauled to take the place of the Annie L. VanSciver on the Norfolk run. - favor-J

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  2. 28 Apr 1922, Fri,
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