Peninsula Enterprise, August 5, 1893


Infrastructure -- Public - Government : Postal service

Thomas H. Melson, has secured the contract for carrying the mail between Accomac C. H. and Tasley.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Boat racing

In the skiff race at north end of Hog Island, last Thursday, between the Leila Bell and Jeannie, the former was an easy winner. Contrary to expectation very few bets were offered or taken on the result.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Baseball

The Parksley base ball club defeated the Onancock club, at Onancock, on Friday, July 28th, by a score of 12 to 11. The game was one of the most interesting seen in Onancock for several years.


Infrastructure -- Public : Camp meetings

The camp-meeting at Parksley opened last Friday. There are 14 tents and a tabernacle on the grounds. The order of exercises tomorrow will be: Love feast, 9 a.m. -- preaching by Rev. B. G. Parker, 10 1/2 a.m. -- children's meeting, 1 1/2 p.m. -- preaching by Rev. Eben Welch, 3 p.m.


Transportation -- Water - FreightInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionTransportation -- Railroad - SteamboatsTransportation -- Water - SteamboatsInfrastructure -- Public : Churches


Schooner J. H. Elliott arrived here last week, with 80 tons of coal, which was sold at $5.40 per ton.

Our building boom still moves on. Burton Dennis and Littleton Williams are erecting fine dwellings and many houses are being enlarged and improved.

The new side-wheel steamer, Chincoteague, built at Wilmington, Del., by the Pennsylvania R. R. Co., to run to this point from Franklin City, was launched on 25th of last month and is expected here in 15 or 20 days, Her dimensions are: length over all 104 feet, beam 21 feet, depth of hold 5 feet 8 inches.

In the regatta at Ocean City last week, all the prizes were won by Chincoteague boats as follows: First prize, $50, by bateau Florida Timmons, Capt. Alfred Burton, owned by Henry Timmons -- second prize, $25, by bateau Gladys, Capt. Charles Turlington, owned by Thomas Snead -- third prize, $10, by bateau Willey, owned by Capt. John Jester.

The steamer Lillie Agnes, which plies between here and Franklin City, of late reported broken, has received the necessary repairs and is again running schedule time.

Quite a large number of people were here on Sunday, from Stockton, Md., in attendance at the Sanctified meeting.


Transportation -- Water - Wrecks

Marsh Market.

Schooner George O. James, Capt. A. B. Topping, on her return trip from Yorktown, on Wednesday, July 26th, was struck by a water spout and capsized between Windmill Point and Tangier Island. The Captain and Mr. Alvin Hussey, the only man with him were washed off the boat several times but succeeded in reaching the vessel again and in clinging to her all night. On Thursday morning they abandoned the vessel, then in a sinking condition, and took to the yawl boat in which they succeeded in reaching the shore on Nandua with a piece of ceiling torn from the boat which they used as a paddle. The Captain lost all his clothes and Mr. Hussey all of his money. On Saturday morning Mr. James A. Hall with crew of six went in search of the boat, and finding her, towed her for a distance of 25 miles, but were finally compelled to abandon her on account of adverse winds, 3 miles south of Tangier light.


Forests -- Barrel factories Forests -- Forest products - BarrelsInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionInfrastructure -- Public : SchoolsMoral -- Property crime


Onancock barrel factory is now turning out an excellent truck barrel. The proprietors of the factory, Messrs. East & Taylor, propose to meet the demands of the trade.

Mr. R. T. Ames is adding modern improvements to his handsome home on main street.

B. T. Gunter, Jr., county surveyor, laid off the Margaret Academy grounds this week.

Melon and peach thieves, within the corporate limits, have been too sharp for Baliff Riley this week. He is on the war path.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
August 5, 1893