14.04.2017 - 14.04.2017
On our last day in Wilmington, I took a boat tour by myself on the Cape Fear river. (Brian went to watch a tennis tournament at a local university.)
Captain Wendy narrated the tour as the boat went south under the Memorial Bridge to the State Ports. She talked about the history of the WWII Wilmington Ship Yard along with current facts. We saw container ships and tug boats.
Cape Fear is a coastal plain and tidewater region of North Carolina centered about the city of Wilmington. The Cape Fear River watershed is the largest in North Carolina, covering over 9,100 square miles of the U.S. in east central North Carolina. The Cape Fear is the only major river in the state to flow directly into the Atlantic Ocean, entering the ocean near Cape Fear, from which it takes its name. The Port of Wilmington, the busiest port in North Carolina.