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New Bern Fireman’s Museum

New Bern Fireman’s Museum

November 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The New Bern Fireman’s Museum, located in New Bern, North Carolina, is one of the cooler museums in this country. It’s a blazingly unique and exciting experience, and a red-hot gem of a museum. The museum was founded in 1955 with the mission to preserve the history of fire fighting in New Bern, the home […]

Bellamy Mansion

Bellamy Mansion

October 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  The Bellamy Mansion in Wilmington, North Carolina is 150 years old, so you know it’s bursting with history and stories to share. It began as home to a wealthy family with deep roots in the South. That family lived in that house for 85 years before it received landmark status. It became a museum […]

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Kitty Hawk is famous for The Wright Brothers and the first flight (even if technically it was Kill Devils, North Carolina). Kitty Hawk, however, is part of the Outer Banks, which help make up part of North Carolina’s barrier islands.  You are in luck, too, because boating is one of the biggest activities on the […]

Roanoke Island Festival Park

Roanoke Island Festival Park

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

If you like history, one place you can visit with your friends and family by boat is the Roanoke Island Festival Park. With plenty to do and see, Roanoke Island is historic. The park and center are located on 25 acres of land, and are a short walk from the Manteo Waterfront Marina, which has […]

The Bridgetender

The Bridgetender

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Bridgetender restaurant has stood watch over the drawbridge at Wrightsville Beach since 1976, offering notable nourishment to locals and travelers along the Intracoastal. Enjoy the view along this busy section of the waterway by dining outdoors on the decks or getting an indoor seat by the windows in the restaurant or bar. Fresh local […]

Pointing Towards Port Starbird

Pointing Towards Port Starbird

August 13, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Tell me a book is a boat-filled adventure, a mystery, or a romantic tale, and I’ll start reading. Find me a good story that combines all three, plus a dog, and I’ll be recommending the book to others. Port Starbird by Garrett Dennis is the first of what the author promises will be the “Storm Ketchum […]

Confessions of a Conservative & Cautious Captain

Confessions of a Conservative & Cautious Captain

August 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

I confess: I am a bit of a concerned (or perhaps overly cautious) boater.Being extra careful makes me feel better when I am taking day trips to less than familiar places or planning a cruise.If you’re passing by, you’ll notice me on the bridge, fiddling with the GPS.By zooming in and out, I know exactly […]