Daily Line on James River

July 13, 1870


There will be another steamship added to the James River Steamboat Company in order to allow passengers and shipping to occur. It will travel to and from Norfolk.


With a desire to accommodate the travelling public, as well as to meet the demands of the increased shipping on the river between this point and Norfolk, the James River Steamboat Company have determined to put another steamer on the river, thus forming a daily line to and from Norfolk. On and alter Monday the steamer Eliza Hancox, a popular favorite with persons who travel this route, will commence her trips on the route. No two better steamers, or more polite, attentive and accommodating captains, can be found than Captain Gilford, of the Sylvester, and Captain Burns, of the Hancox. Passengers by this line connect at Norfolk with first-class steamers for Baltimore and all points north. Also, for Fortress Monroe, Cherrystone, and Cobb's Island. Mr. L. B. Tatum; the enterprising agent of this line, will give any information as to passengers or freight.
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