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Moth Boats Dot Elizabeth City’s Pasquotank River in October

The classic moth sailboat has a storied history. The first boat of its kind was built in Elizabeth City in 1929 when Captain Joel Van Sant visited while ferrying a yacht along the Intracoastal Waterway. Inspired by the calm water of the Pasquotank River, he created drawn designs for a small sailing dingy and enlisted the help of local shipbuilders to construct one.... READ MORE

Pontoon Boating Fun in Elizabeth City

Elizabeth City’s excellent climate allows for year-round, water-related activities so whether you’re a resident of our little town or are visiting from a land-locked region, you’ll want to take advantage of all the North Carolina coast has to offer.... READ MORE

Elizabeth City Moth Boat History

Elizabeth City will be honoring its mariners’ history by hosting the Classic Moth Boat Nationals Regatta on September 17th and 18th. The races begin at 11:00 am on Saturday and 10:00 am on Sunday. View the races from Waterfront Park along the Pasquotank River.... READ MORE

In Elizabeth City, Boating Friends Meet at Rose Buddies Receptions

As tourism director, I host Rose Buddies receptions for visiting boaters. This tradition of welcoming boaters with impromptu wine and cheese parties and roses was started by Fred Fearing and Joe Kramer in 1983. The story of the Rose Buddies receptions was one of the reasons I chose to move to Elizabeth City. I wanted to be part of a community that had a legacy of generosity and hospitality.... READ MORE

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