Peninsula Enterprise, January 18, 1883


Transportation -- Railroad - Construction

Mr. Allen, who has been engaged for several weeks in clearing the road along the route of the New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad through our Peninsula, under contract with that company, has finished the work assigned him, extending from the Maryland line to the land of Mr. Gillet Mason. From the premises of Mr. Mason to a point opposite the Court House, a section of the road has been worked under contract with other parties, and as soon as the weather will permit, Mr. Allen will resume his labor at a point near the Court House and push forward the work as rapidly as possible to the terminus of the road in Northampton county. Mr. Allen has in his employ from 50 to 75 men, and usually can clear about a mile of the road a day. In the upper part of the county the road is being graded under a contract with a Mr. Fisher. The date given of the progress on the road we believe to be correct, and from them we leave our readers to draw their own conclusion. We believe that they indicate the establishment of a road through our Peninsula at no distant day.


Infrastructure -- Utilities - Ice

Many of the ice-houses in and around Drummondtown were filled with ice of fair quality on last Tuesday.


Weather -- Snow stormsTransportation -- Water - Strandings

Accomac C. H.

Mr. Thompson, of New York City, one of the underwriters of the steamship Egypt, which went ashore in a snow storm on last Thursday, passed through our town on last Tuesday, en route to the place of the disaster.

"Penny Wise and Pound Foolish."

Transportation -- Water - StrandingsWeather -- Snow storms

The steamship Egypt, loaded with cotton and bound from Charleston to Liverpool via Newport News, went ashore on Parramore's Beach, about 8 miles below Wachapreague Inlet, during the snow-storm on last Thursday. The steamship is of 1100 tons, and has on board 3800 bales of cotton, valued at $190,000. The Baker Wrecking Company of Norfolk has her in charge, and will probably succeed in hauling her from the beach without any material injury. The salvage of the wrecking company being taken into consideration, the loss to the owners of the steamship is a heavy one -- a little less perhaps than $190,000 -- and that loss is due to the fact that the Captain declined to buy coal necessary for the voyage across the ocean, at Charleston, because it was cheaper by $2 a ton at Newport News, to which place he was bound at the time of the disaster.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Newspapers

Mr. C. W. B. Marshall, late of the Virginian, is about to start a new paper in Baltimore. The following complimentary notice in reference to the matter, from the Sunday News, will be accepted as a well-merited one by his many friends and patrons on the Eastern Shore. May the success attend the new journalistic venture which the abilities of the editor give us the right to expect.

"Col. Charles W. B. Marshall, a journalist of recognized ability, who has large experience in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland, is about to start a trade paper in Baltimore. Under such able guidance it is sure to prove a success."

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
January 18, 1883