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    • Fanning House

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    • Italianate style house built for Phineas Wines Fanning (1799-1880), native of Nantucket, MA; house, ship and sign painter, Grand Master of Masons in North Carolina from 1844 to 1846. Purchased in 1883 by Joseph Newman (1810-1887), native of...
    • Fanning House

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    • Italianate style house built for Phineas Wines Fanning (1799-1880), native of Nantucket, MA; house, ship and sign painter, Grand Master of Masons in North Carolina from 1844 to 1846. Purchased in 1883 by Joseph Newman (1810-1887), native of Kingdom...
    • Chapman House

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    • Cottage built for Sarah E. Chapman (born c. 1807), who resided here with Ivey Prescott Bell (1814-1868), ship carpenter; and wife, Rebecca (1826-1909); and son, Benjamin (1852-1923), co-founder of Jackson & Bell, printers. Purchased in 1927 for...
    • Skinner House, Captain

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Emily J. Erambert Skinner (1835-1897), wife of Samuel Wallace Skinner (1837-1907), ship builder and partner in Evans & Skinner Marine Railway. Purchased in 1929 by Harriss Bellamy Stone (1901-1956), owner of Marine...
    • Andrew Smith House

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    • Italianate style house built for Andrew Smith (1849-1907). A native of Sweden, he was a partner in Smith & Hanson, ship chandlers. Later engaged in real estate and brick manufacture. His wife, Lisette Miller (1853-1930), was a native of Hannover,...
    • Hansen House

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    • Italianate style house, with Steamboat Gothic decoration, built for Ludvig Hansen (1850-1921), native of Denmark; and wife, Augusta G. (1860-1918). Hansen was a ship chandler and President of Spiritine Chemical Co. Saved for preservation by...
    • Parker-Saunders House

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    • Greek Revival style house built for John A. Parker (1819-1875), house, sign and ship painter; and wife, M.A. Alway (1826-1861). Owned by Charles H. Robinson (1831-1917), commission merchant; and wife, Elizabeth White (1837-1903) from 1871 to 1904....
    • Ed Danilowicz

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    • Edward Danilowicz on board a boat in character as pirate Stede Bonnet. Edward Joseph Danilowicz (1952-2011) was a talented musician and songwriter from Wilmington, NC. He performed for Opera House Company and the Thalian Association. He was the...
    • Blimp towed by Atlantic Sentry

    • airships, blimps,
    • One of two aerostats tested in Wilmington, N.C., in the fall of 1986 for possible purchase by the Coast Guard for anti-smuggling work. The balloon, tethered to a ship, carries radar equipment to track incoming ships and planes.
    • Theodosia Burr Aliston

    • Alston, Theodosia Burr, 1783-1813; Alston, Joseph, 1778-1816; Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836
    • Portrait of Theodosia Burr Aliston. Theodosia Burr Aliston (1783-1812?) was the daughter of Aaron Burr and Theodosia Prevost. She married Joseph Alston of Charleston, SC, who would later become governor. Their only son, Aaron Burr Alston, died in...
    • Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson

    • Anderson, Edwin Alexander, 1860-1933; Admirals--United States; World War, 1914-1918
    • Portrait of Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson. Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson (1860-1933) was born in Wilmington, NC. He went on to fight in the Spanish-American War in 1898 and was promoted by an Act of Congress for his extraordinary heroism. ...
    • Beaufort, NC.

    • Beaufort, Otway Burns, Canon
    • Tomb of Capt. Otway Burns (1775-1850), War of 1812 hero and shipbuilder. Burns’ ship, the Prometheus, visited Wilmington in 1817.
    • John Newland Maffitt

    • Blockade; Soldiers--Confederate States of America; Farmer
    • Photograph of John Newland Maffitt. John Newland Maffitt (1819-1886) was born at sea when his parents were immigrating to the United States from Ireland. Maffitt was brought to North Carolina by an uncle who adopted him in the late 1820s. He held...
    • CFCC Student Paints the Dan Moore

    • Boats, Cape Fear Technical Institute
    • Wallace Leroy Fisher puts on a coat of primer paint on the riggings of the Dan Moore. The Dan Moore is a research vessel belonging to Cape Fear Tech. The ship and crew of students just got back from an 8 day training cruise to the Chesapeake Bay...
    • Cement Ship Sails Under Bridge

    • Bridges, ships, Ideal Cement Company, Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC
    • Henry Stewart and friend Marry Sutton wait out the Catfish & Rock while the Keva Ideal sails under the Memorial Bridge 1/12/72. By the way, they hadn't caught any fish, but both agreed that it was a nice way to pass the time.
    • Tender Moment

    • British naval ships, State Port, Wilmington, NC
    • Parting shot..DeDe Hickox of Wilmington spends a tender moment with Gareth Rowlands, a sailor with the HMS Bristol before he boarded the ship to leave the port city. The Bristol crew had been in the port city since Monday and left on Friday to go...
    • Runners from HMS Bristol

    • British naval ships, Wilmington, NC
    • After arriving in Wilmington late Sunday afternoon, the dozen runners from the HMS Bristol ham it up at Riverfront Park in the afternoon sun. The runners trekked from Mayport to the Port City to prelude the arrival of their ship which will dock in...

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