Cape Fear River, Seaboard Air Line Terminal, Boats
This divided back postcard features an illustration which depicts the Seaboard Air Line Terminal docks along Wilmington's northern waterfront. It is the modern site of the Wilmington Convention Center.
Cape Fear River, Waterfront, Chestnut Street, Thelma
At the center on the river is the fire boat station. At right is The Thelma, one of the paddlewheel steamers which plied the river as far as Fayetteville. In the distance (from left) are the Murchison Building, the side of the Cape Fear Hotel and a...
U.S. Coast Guard, Vietnam, The Mendota, Willard J. Smith
A U.S. Coast Guard cutter docks in Wilmington after returning from a 10-month tour of duty off of the coast of Vietnam. The Mendota was based out of Wilmington since 1947. Coast Guard families, locals, and dignitaries including Coast Guard...
The Calabash waterfront where a dozen shrimp boats dock after dragging the strand. The shrimpers travel down the Calabash river, emerging into the ocean in South Carolina waters. The shrimp are sold to tourists who walk up to the docks.