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Federal Point Historic Preservation Society 2013 Cape Fear River Cruise and Fundraiser Sunday, May 19th

Black Water Adventure - This year we’re going to try something different. Working with Wilmington Water Tours, we will travel up the Cape Fear River from downtown Wilmington with Doug Springer, former Cape Fear Riverkeeper, narrating the history and natural features of the downtown waterfront and the Cape Fear River above Wilmington. We will head up the Cape Fear to explore the upper reaches and black water systems of the river. From the Rose Hill Plantation to the mysterious Black River, the exploits of the early explorers and history of the basin comes alive. The Cape Fear is still largely unpopulated and looks much as it did when Wilmington, North Carolina was colonized in the late 1600's.  Captain Doug will lead you in narration, as we travel through the seclusion of the scenic cypress-lined banks and wind our way through time. A relaxing scenic cruise from historic downtown Wilmington up river is the ideal way to spend a memorable afternoon. The journey is comfortable, relaxing and inspirational, offering views of unspoiled nature and a variety of wildlife. Photographers, birders history and nature buffs will love the chance to see a wide variety of birds, alligators, bears, deer, wild turkeys, egrets, ibis, hawks, kingfishers, water snakes and many other native species. Details: Sunday May 19, 2:00-4:00 pm (2 hours) Light refreshments will be served Tickets $30.00 per person. Call the Federal Point History Center 910-458-0502 to reserve tickets. We do now take credit cards. The boat, the Wilmington, named after Captain Harper’s steamboat, only holds 40 people so tickets will go fast. The trip will depart from Wilmington Water Tours’ dock which is on the Wilmington Riverwalk between Orange St. and Ann St.
Program Change! Monday May 20, 2013: Membership Meeting. 7:30-9:00 pm. Local historian, author and publisher Jack Fryar will talk about the Revolutionary War period here in the Lower Cape Fear.
Monday June 17, 2013: Potluck Picnic. 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Summer Potluck/Picnic. The perfect time to bring friends and prospective members.

Calender of Events:

•Monday June 17, 2013: Potluck Picnic. 6:30 – 8:30 pm Summer Potluck/Picnic. The perfect time to bring friends and prospective members.
Also Upcoming! A Saturday in March 2013 (exact date TBA) Walking Tour of “The Sugar Loaf Line of Defense” with Dr. Chris Fonvielle 2pm-4pm. $5.00 donation requested. Limit of 25 participants. Meet at the Federal Point History Center. 1121-A N Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Call 910-458-0502 to reserve your place.
All Programs are free FREE and open to the General Public. They are held at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd. (Just south of the Carolina Beach Town Hall.) Or visit the History Center, open Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10-4.
For more information call: 910-458-0502.