Book: The Big Book of the Cape Fear River

22 Aug

The Big Book of the Cape Fear River

by Claude V. Jackson, III; edited By Jack E. Fryar, Jr

(ISBN 978-0-9814603-1-4 • $39.95 • Trade Paperback • Illustrated)

In 1996 the Underwater Archaeology Unit of the North Carolina Preservation Office teamed with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to produce a survey of the Cape Fear and Northeast Cape Fear Rivers from its mouth at Old Inlet to just past Wilmington. Now public for the first time, this remarkable book is probably the most complete source of concise information on everything historical along the Cape Fear. Plantations, forts, lighthouses, ferry crossings, shipwrecks, shipyards – it’s all here, along with 60 maps dating from 1585 (including twenty locator maps showing where all of these historic finds are located) and more than 250 other images. This is a must-have book for the fan of Cape Fear history!



Gaskill Boatyard 1910

{Tillman F. Gaskill, ship’s carpenter.  Builder of the Highlander.}

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