Peninsula Enterprise, November 8, 1883


Fields -- Crops - Sweet potatoes : Prices

By circular received from Hatch & Chandler, commission merchants, New York, sweet potatoes are quoted at $1.50 to $2.00 per barrel.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial construction

Accomac C. H.

Mr. Chas. B. Lilliston will have a large and handsome storehouse erected at an early day on his premises recently purchased at the sale of the Adair property.


Sea -- Shellfish - Oystering : SeasideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : PlantingSea -- Shellfish - Clamming : Seaside


Business dull, said to be due to the trouble between the "oyster planters" and "clammers," over state reservations of natural oyster beds, &c."

Oysters are improving in quality with us, and the prospect now is that it will soon pay to ship them.


Sea -- WhalesSea -- Finfish - Catch : Trout


The whale ashore opposite this point still engages the attention of several of our citizens. The yield of oil from the huge carcass to date is 12 barrels. The officers of the E.S.S. Co. have offered $50 for this skeleton.

Trout fish is now plentiful in our market and of very fine quality. Our fisherman asserts that he caught a trout this week, 3 feet nine inches long by actual measurement.

Real Estate Transfers.

Infrastructure -- Commercial - Real estate

The following are the real estate transfers recorded in the Accomac county clerk's office since our last issue:

Wm. J. Claville and wife to David Birch, 1-2 acre on Chincoteague Island; $20.

John Russell Sr. and wife, et als. to Timothy Hill, 10 acres on Chincoteague Island: $350.

John R. Fletcher and wife and others to Cornelius T. Taylor, 125 acres near Pitts' wharf; $1000.

Wm. J. M. Sharpley and wife to Wm. D. Sharpley, 1-2 acre in Greenbackville; $125.

Wm. J. M. Sharpley and wife to Wallace Pruitt's wife, 1-4 acre in Greenbackville; $35.

Wallace Pruitt to Sarah A., wife of Wm. D. Sharpley, 20 acres on Chincoteague Island; $45.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
November 8, 1883