August Meeting – Memories of Summer – Panel Discussion

 

The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, August 20, 7:30 pm at the Federal oint History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd., adjacent to Carolina Beach Town Hall.

Our program this month is entitled “Memories of Summer; Growing Up on the Boardwalk.” Elaine Henson will run the projector and moderate stories from our long time members as they remember their teenage years.  Dancing, eating, playing, and working.

Join us for this unique oral history program which will include innumerable stories from the 1940s to the 1960s.

 

 

We Made the List!

 From a CNN Travel post

19 Best Boardwalks in America

Full article at: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/america-best-boardwalks/index.html

  1. Navy Pier, Chicago
  2. Atlantic City Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey
  3. Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York
  4. Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California
  5. Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  6. Ocean City Boardwalk, Ocean City, Maryland
  7. Venice Beach Boardwalk, Venice Beach, California
  8. Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
  9. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, California
  10. Old Orchard Beach Boardwalk, Old Orchard Beach, Maine
  11. Wildwood, Wildwood, N.J.
  12. Virginia Beach Boardwalk, Virginia Beach, Virginia
  13. Disney World Boardwalk, Walt Disney World, Florida
  14. Kemah Boardwalk, Kemah, Texas
  15. Mission Beach Boardwalk, San Diego, California
  16. Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach, North Carolina.  Appropriately located on Pleasure Island, Carolina Beach specializes in making you forget your cares. Mild breezes, gorgeous beach, and a sweet hospitality make this boardwalk a family favorite. 
  1. Hampton Beach Boardwalk, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire
  2. Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, Point Pleasant, New Jersey
  3. Sandwich Boardwalk, Sandwich, Massachusetts

 

Photos by StarNews

Federal Point Fishing Piers

 Kure Pier 1923-present

Kure Pier 1923 – present

By Rebecca Taylor

We’ve had quite a few questions about fishing piers lately.

With the help of Elaine Henson, and her Carolina Beach: A Postcard History and Al Baird and his new book: North Carolina’s Ocean Fishing Piers here’s a list.

1915 – ? – Carolina Beach Pier Company.
Built by W.E. Yopp, J.C. Herring, A.W. Pate and J.J. Loughlin.

Evening Dispatch June 8, 1915:
“The preliminary work for which is now under way, a 600 foot fishing pier extending out from a 30 room club house to and beyond the famous old blockade runner Beauregard wreck 500 yards south of Carolina Beach pavilion, will be built, the work to be completed before August 1.”

1923-present. Kure Pier
Built by L. C. Kure. The first pier was 22 feet wide and 120 feet long. Rebuilt in 1924 at 32 feet wide and 240 feet long. Daily: 35 cents, Season: $10.00. Current length: 711 feet. Oldest continually operating pier in NC.

Fort Fisher Fishing Pier 1936-1954.

Fort Fisher Fishing Pier
1936-1954.

1936-1954. Fort Fisher Fishing Pier (right)
Land owned by Orrell brothers Louis and Thomas. Constructed by Walter Winner. Destroyed by Hurricane Hazel in 1954.

 

1947-present. Carolina Beach Fishing Pier.
(aka North Pier) Owners; the Phelps Family.

 

 

 

1954-1996. Center Fishing Pier.
Walter Winner built for J.C. Bame. Owned by Herring Family from the 1960’s on. Destroyed by Hurricanes Bertha and Fran 1996.  Today, the pier remnants are the Golden Sands’ Tiki Bar.

 

 

Fisherman’s Steel Pier 1956-1977

Fisherman’s Steel Pier 1956-1977

1956-1977. Fisherman’s Steel Pier (left)
L
ocated at Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Built by JR. Bame and J.C. Bame, later joined by R. C. Fergus. Run by McGirt Family from 1960’s to 1970’s.

The pier with the famous “Skyliner” chair lift.