Activities

WOODEN BOAT BUILDING

Boat building demonstration by CFCC students under the direction of Mark Bayne. Learn more about the CFCC Wooden Boat Building Program.

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BOAT RIDES ON THE CAPE FEAR

Harbor tours of the Old Yacht Basin and Southport water front.

Morning tours:
20 minute tours on the hour and half hour 10:30 to 12:30,
$5 each with children accompanied by adults,
Parrot Head Tours with Captain Tom Hetherington.

Afternoon tours:
40 minute tours 1:30, 2:30, 3:30,
$12 each; age 13 and over,
with Captain Betsy Blee on the Encore.

All tours leave from Fishy Fishy. Tickets purchased at Information Booth near Fishy Fishy. Tickets available during the Wooden Boat Show @ $10 per person.


MARITIME TALKS BY THE WATER

Maritime Talks on Marlinspike, Knot tying, Shrimping, and Authors.


MODEL BOAT BUILDING

Robert Tuttle: Builder of Display, Wooden Boats/Ships to Scale builds beautiful replica models including NC Core Sounders and Spritsail Skiffs. He will demonstrate the art of model building and will have numerous models on display.


SHIP-IN-A-BOTTLE DEMONSTRATION

Demonstrations at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm
Jim Goodwin of Carolina Ships in Bottles will demonstrate the art of building and inserting historic models in bottles including Blackbeard’s Adventure; Otway Burns’ Snap Dragon; USS Constitution (11:00 am) and 1812 Privateer Lynx, pirate Charles Vane’s Brig Ranger; Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge (1:30 pm).


MODEL BOAT DISPLAY

Visitors will be able to see the model boat display and collection of books , paintings and photographs of boats from earlier days on the working waterfront. You might even be able to help identify some of the hulls or the boat builders.


HALF-HULL MODEL DISPLAY

Since 1790 it has been customary for shipwrights to fashion a half-model of a ship prior to construction. Handcrafted forms similar to these enabled the builder to study and perfect hull design before a complete set of plans were drawn. These models were not only functional but were often used to adorn the walls of ship yard offices.


LIVE MUSIC TO FILL THE AIR

Herb Harton
There is nothing like a walk amongst wooden boats, the smell of cooking chowder and live music to set the stage for a day full of fun and entertainment.

This year, Herb Harton will be providing the crowds with his special style of music, presented through his guitar and wide ranging, eclectic variety of songs, sure to please all ages, all day.

When you come to the Southport Wooden Boat show, be sure and stop by where Herb is playing and listen and enjoy the music from a true guitar artist and let some of his songs take you back in time!