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Big storm hurts island fishermen



Thursday, April 11, 1907

from the Mathews Journal

The two windstorms, one of the week before last and the one of this week, have played havoc with the fishermen. It is estimated that the fishermen of Gwynn’s Island have been damaged to the extent of $10,000. They have not caught a great many this season and it seems they were just getting in a position to make good catches when the storm of three days constant blowing from the northeast broke down.

Jose Weiss of London, the latest inventor of an airship, interviewed upon the subject, said, “Within 15 years New York will be 12 hours distant from London,” a speed of 250 miles an hour being achieved with flying machines of the fixed bird-wing type gliders.


Thursday, April 14, 1927

from the Mathews Journal

Easter Sunday will be Home Coming Day for sons and daughters of Old Mathews. The Norfolk and Mobjack Bay Steamboat Co. will send the General Matthews to Mathews Sunday, leaving...

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