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    • 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. ...
    • Andrew Smith House

    • 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,...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Blockade Runner Hotel Lobby

    • Wrightsville Beach, New Hanover County, North Carolina, hotels, lobbies, Civil war, war ships, Atlanitc Ocean, Banks Channel, furniture
    • Shows the lobby of the Blockade Runner Hotel. There is a simple map carved out of wood attached to one wall. It shows the coastline, islands and rivers of the Cape Fear Region. A Confederate blockade runner ship, seagulls and 2 Confederate flags...
    • C. D. Maffitt Building

    • ship industry, C. D. Maffit Ship Chandlery & Supply Co.
    • Exterior view of the C. D. Maffitt Ship Chandlery & Supply Company on the corner of Water and Princess Streets, in downtown Wilmington. The Maffitt Firm were licensed shipbrokers, U.S. Custom House brokers, and steamship and vessel agents.
    • Cape Fear Quarantine Station, Southport, N.C.

    • Cape Fear River, New Hanover County, Brunswick, diseases
    • Picture of the Cape Fear Quarantine Station at Southport. All vessels coming into port had to stop and be checked for contagious diseases. Infected individuals were quarantined here and their ship was sprayed with sulfur before continuing to the...
    • Cape Fear River.

    • Cape Fear River, Eagles Island, Point Peter, Steamer
    • A steamer is in the river in front of Eagles Island. Point Peter is in the background. The Native Americans called the river, "Sapona," which is formed by the junction of the Haw and Deep Rivers in Chatham County, NC, and flows southeasterly...
    • Captain John Jarod Adkins

    • Ship captains United States
    • Portrait of Captain John Jarod Adkins. John Jarod Adkins (1851-1951) was born in New Hanover County, NC, the son of a renowned blockade runner. He received his pilot's license in 1870 and devoted himself to the duties of pilot, guiding many ships...
    • Captain John W. Harper

    • Harper, John W., 1856-1917; Steamboats; Ship captains United States
    • Studio photograph of Captain John W. Harper. John W. Harper was born on Masonboro Sound in New Hanover County, NC in 1856, and died in 1917. He was a steamboat captain and owner of the Wilmington & Southport Steamboat Company. His most popular...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Chapman House

    • 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...
    • Charlie Soong

    • Missionaries--China--Biography; Publishers and publishing; Industrialists
    • Newspaper clipping of studio portrait of Charlie Soong. Soong (1863?-1918), who was born in China, set sail for Boston, MA, with his uncle in the Spring of 1878. Unsatisfied with his life as a salesman in his uncle's shop, Charlie escaped Boston...


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