THE Cape Fear Steamboat Co’s Steamer CHATHAM, Capt. Hurt, will run regularly between Wilmington and Fayetteville, leaving Fayetteville every Monday and Thursday at 9 o’clock, A. M., and arriving at Wilmington same evening; giving passengers going North an opportunity to take the cars next morning at 9 o’clock. And leave Wilmington on Tuesdays and Fridays, at 2 o’clock, P. M., giving passengers by the cars, which arrive at Wilmington at 1 o’clock daily, an opportunity to take the boat to Fayetteville.
The Steamer GOV. GRAHAM, with the tow boats belonging to the Line, will run in connection with the Chatham, making one or more trips a week, as circumstances may require.
Passengers and Freighters may rely upon the above arrangement. It is hoped that the necessary expenses to be incurred by this arrangement will be rewarded by an increased patronage; otherwise a loss will probably be sustained by the Company, which will lead to a discontinuance of regular time of running.
T. C. WORTH, Agent,
May 10th—- 1-tf

[Wilmington Herald —  Wednesday, May 21st, 1851]

Br. brig James Orr, Bell, master, from Cardiff, 181 tons burthen, loaded with Rail Road Iron for the W. & R. R. Co., lies ashore on New Inlet Bar, and will be a total loss. The Steamer "Gov. Graham" went down to her assistance yesterday morning; the sails, rigging, equipments and a portion of the cargo will probably be saved.

[Wilmington Herald —  Wednesday, July 2nd, 1851]

NOTE: I just realized that there was a great deal of activity upon the Cape Fear River during the early part of 1853. Several boats from Delaware, especially, Wilmington, Del., came to the Cape Fear during that time: The Zephyr, the Spray, and the Wm. Barnet all arrived in short succession. There was also, the death of Capt. Wilkinson during this time.