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Articles in Bald Head Island, Theaters & Auditoriums, Climate, Attractions and Piers

USS Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

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Moored in quiet dignity and majesty the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, across the river from Downtown Wilmington, beckons visitors to walk her decks. Envision the daily life and fierce combat her crew faced in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. ... Read full article

About our Communities

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Introduction to the Southport-Oak Island Area, part of the North Carolina's Brunswick beaches, tucked away on the southeastern coast of the Brunswick Islands, offering both the vacationer, resident and investor a pleasant coastal experience. ... Read full article

N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport

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Southport, North Carolina stands at one of the world's crossroads, where the mighty Cape Fear River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Her past is tied to both the river and the sea. It is a story of exploration, piracy and commerce; of pilotage, salvage and ... Read full article

Climate

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Picture Perfect In Any Season the Southport Oak Island Area of North Carolina's Brunswick Islands enjoys salubrious breezes, warm summer nights for long walks on our beaches, cool fall days perfect for fishing, mild winter temperatures to keep active... Read full article

Bald Head Island Ferry & Tram Service

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In just 20 minutes, the Bald Head Island Transportation, Inc. passenger ferry transports you from Deep Point Marina, 1301 Ferry Road in Southport, NC, to the shores of Bald Head Island. For most of the year, ferries leave the mainland on the hour and... Read full article

Bald Head Island Conservancy and Nature Tours

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Bald Head Island Conservancy is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1983. The Conservancy's mission is barrier island conservation, preservation and education. It is located in a unique area within the Smith Island Complex which includes Ba... Read full article

Fort Fisher State Historic Site

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Until the last few months of the Civil War, Fort Fisher kept North Carolina's port of Wilmington open to blockade-runners supplying necessary goods to Confederate armies inland. By 1865, the supply line through Wilmington was the last remaining suppl... Read full article

Oak Island Lighthouse

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The Oak Island Lighthouse was completed in 1958 at a total cost of $110,000.00. The lights are 169 feet above the water. A misconception is that the lighthouse itself is 169 feet tall. The actual structure is 153 feet tall, but it stands on a slight ... Read full article

Piers

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Take an evening stroll on wood planks suspended above the water or catch your first fish among friendly strangers, piers in the Southport Oak Island area have long played an important and romantic role in our community. Anglers fishing for king macke... Read full article

Price Creek Lighthouse

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Price's Creek Lighthouse is 20 feet tall with a red brick exterior. It was built in 1848. The lighthouse, although not operational, is the only one still standing of eight lighthouses built along the Cape Fear River between Oak Island and Wilmington... Read full article

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