Western view of the central part of Wilmington - The view shows the appearance of the central part of Wilmington, from the ferry on the east side of Cape Fear River, opposite the foot of Market street. The market is seen in the middle of the street; and beyond it, on the right, the tower of the Episcopal Church. The custom-house with its flag-staff appears on the left; the massive building directly back is the Cape Fear Bank. The depth of the water in the river, by the ferry at the foot of Market street, is 38 feet.
John Warner Barber & Henry Howe,Our Whole Country or the Past and Present of the United States....Volume I (New York: Tuttle & McCauley, 1861), 675.