Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Doing Some Civil War Coastal Stuff

Later today, I will be flying down to Wilmington, North Carolina, renting a car, and driving to Topsail Beach for a week at my mom's condo.

The coastal area around Wilmington had considerable saltwork operations during the war as well as blockade-running, both into the Cape Fear River by the bigger runners, but also into the numerous coves and inlets by smaller ones.

A trip to Fort Fisher is also planned, something I'm really looking forward to. Perhaps I'll join the Friends of Fort Fisher while there. I've been considering it for quite some time.

I am also considering a drive north to Newport News to see the turret of the USS Monitor at the Mariner's Museum, but we'll see. I sure would like to see it before it is immersed back in the water tank for another five or so years.

Getting My Civil War Up Close and Personal. --Old B-R'er

1 comment:

troutbirder said...

Sounds like a fun trip. Fort Fisher would be on my "bucket list." :)