I am currently going randomly through the many laminated articles in the vertical file in the Local History Collection. I am currently reading fascinating stories of the Delaware River and the old time paddle wheel steamboats, ferries, and even ocean-going vessels that once came up the river to Trenton's Municipal Wharf off of Lamberton Street. What fascinating history! As this digitized history project continues, there will be many more very interesting stories which are still buried withing millions of pages of local newspapers.
The engraving above which was added to the article to the left, advertises the "City of Trenton," which burned to the waterline just a few weeks after the above ad appeared in the local press. More on the disaster where untold numbers perished or were seriously injured will appear in a future post.