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The ferry-boat “New Jersey” 1838, Camden and Philadelphia Steamboat Ferry Company, Captain Richard Fetters, built by John Fitch for the Gloucester ferry, was burned Saturday evening, March 15, 1856.

SOURCE: Page(s) 360-385, History of Camden County, New Jersey, by George R. Prowell, L.J. Richards & Co. 1886, Published 2010 by the Camden County Genealogy Project, See Page 368. History of Camden County, New Jersey, by George R. Prowell.

Robert Wharton Sykes built the steamboats "Robert Wharton" and "New Jersey," the latter made memorable in 1856, twenty years afterwards, when she was destroyed by fire, losing sixty of her passengers, while making a trip from Philadelphia to Camden, the Camden and Philadelphia Ferry Company having purchased the boat from Captain Loper, who found her too small for the Gloucester business.