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    • Surf bathers at Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Surf Bathing
    • Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North Carolina Banks, a chain of barrier islands, which spans almost all of the North...
    • Wrightsville Beach - turn of the century.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Ocean View Beach
    • The southern extension of Wrightsville Beach was once called Ocean View Beach after the development company that owned that part of the beach. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage...
    • Crowd sunbathes at Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Surf Bathing
    • Crowd sunbathes on an unidentified local beach. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North Carolina Banks, a chain of...
    • Wrightsville Beach. Atlantic surf and jetty.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches
    • Wrightsville Beach. Atlantic surf and jetty. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North Carolina Banks, a chain of barrier...
    • Fun in the surf at Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Surf Bathing
    • Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North Carolina Banks, a chain of barrier islands, which spans almost all of the North...
    • Wrightsville Beach, ca. late 1920s.

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    • Five children in bathing suits pose at the beach near Lumina. Note the movie screen in the water at left. In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the Wilmington and Seacoast Railroad to the Consolidated...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Coast Guard, Oceanic
    • Coast Guardsmen participate in an aquatic contest on the ocean side of the Oceanic Hotel. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Summer Festival, Banks Channel
    • Summer Festival - Banks Channel Bridge with boy swimmers racing. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North Carolina...
    • Bathers in the surf at Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Surf Bathing
    • Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North Carolina Banks, a chain of barrier islands, which spans almost all of the North...
    • Downtown Area Revitalization Effort, Inc. (DARE, Inc.) Collection, 1977-2000

    • Downtown Area Revitalization Effort, Inc. -- History -- 20th century; Wilmington Downtown, Inc. -- History -- 20th century; Historic preservation -- North Carolina -- Wilmington; Economic development -- North Carolina. -- Wilmington; City planning...
    • The collection comprises almost thirty years of DARE’s mission and consists of minutes, agendas, newsletters, correspondence, financial records, deeds, maps, blueprints, photographs, and both magazine and newspaper articles. The collection is...
    • Wrightsville Beach - U.S. Coast Guard.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Coast Guard
    • U.S. Coast Guard provides life-saving training in surf boats. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North Carolina Banks, a...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Tarrymore, Oceanic, Hotels
    • View of the Atlantic Ocean at Station One. Large building on left is the back of the Oceanic Hotel. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Coast Guard
    • Coast Guardsmen practice with a buoy in life-saving exercise on the beach. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North...
    • Surf bathers at Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Surf Bathing
    • Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North Carolina Banks, a chain of barrier islands, which spans almost all of the North...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Swimsuit Contest
    • Bathing Beauty contestants pose for photographers. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North Carolina Banks, a chain of...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion
    • A large gathering on the beach in front of Lumina. Note movie screen on left. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Banks Channel, Race
    • A crowd gathers to watch races in Banks Channel. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North Carolina Banks, a chain of...

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