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Travel Blogs from New Bern
... is the second-oldest colonial town in North Carolina and was the capital of the North Carolina colonial government. For a short period of time it was also the state capital. Given its picturesque setting and growing political prestige, New Bern quickly became known as "the Athens of the South."
Because the town was occupied by Union forces for nearly the entire Civil War, it escaped the usual damage that many cities suffered during this war. ...
Hello from New Bern, North Carolina. We got up today a bit earlier than normal since we were packing up to head out. We took Harley for his usual walk and while checking out a new area of the park, we encountered some ducklings near one of the lakes. They we sitting directly under the shade of a palm tree on the grass. There were two male adults and one female adult watching after them. Cheryl got some good pictures so you can see them, too.
... 5 am) and 11 hours later the confederated waived the white flag. All the cannons at the fort were no match for the Union's new rifled cannons and their accuracy. The next morning the Union took control of the Fort and kept it occupied as a State and Federal prison for 11 years after the war ended.
The Fort was deactivated in 1877 and reoccupied by the NC militia in 1898 during the ...
... adding knots to our boat speed. This would help us make miles but the long push up Adams Creek with the tide in our face would soon prove to be a tortuously slow effort. With dark approaching we slogged along, alone on this stretch as sunset eased closer. Passing Cedar Creek we faced an increasing amount of fog. Soon we were IFR, using the GPS, compass courses, depth sounder and STD navigation. We met every mark as predicted and soon we were in the Neuse, ...
... through the bridge. Some mild panic resulted as the various boats scrambled to stay out of the way. Further along the southbound boats simply moved aside until the barge passed while others asked the tug captain what their move to avoid him should be. The captain's response was usually something along the line of "stay out from in front of me" and "just don't run into me," both of which seemed pretty obvious.
The tug turned to ...
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