Loss of the Steamer Kate
A dispatch from Wilmington, November 19, to a commercial house in this city, received Wednesday morning, thus reports the loss of the favorite steamer Kate, the consort of the Gordon. “The steamer Kate struck the river obstruction near Fort Caswell early yesterday morning, and soon after sunk at Smithville wharf. She had just arrived from Nassau with a valuable cargo. Most of the cargo, it is thought, will be saved, but in a damaged condition. Charleston Courier, 20th
*** More information about the Kate and other Cape Fear Shipwrecks can be found in National Register nomination for the district here.
Source: North Carolina Whig (Charlotte, NC), November 25, 1862 as found on www.digitalnc.org.