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Pontoon Boating Fun in Elizabeth City »

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.

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Elizabeth City Moth Boat History »

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.

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Elizabeth City Welcomes Boaters to the “Harbor of Hospitality” »

Elizabeth City Welcomes Boaters to the “Harbor of Hospitality”

The “Harbor of Hospitality” is set on the beautiful Elizabeth City waterfront and the Pasquotank River. At Mariners’ Wharf you can choose from 14 boat slips with free 48-hour docking! When you tie up at Mariners’ Wharf, you may find that the locals are quite helpful, most share a smile and lend a hand. The visitors center also throws impromptu Rose Buddies parties.

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In Elizabeth City, Boating Friends Meet at Rose Buddies Receptions »

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.

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Beautiful Buyboats on WRAL-TV »

Beautiful Buyboats on WRAL-TV
The Chesapeake Bay Buyboats are a beautiful sight. If you are familiar with these graceful wooden vessels, you know that these historic “oystering” boats used to traverse the Chesapeake Bay and North Carolina sounds beginning in the 1920s. Elizabeth City had the pleasure of hosting 10 of these historic boats during a reunion tour that tied up at Waterfront Park last week. Television reporter Scott Mason, known across North Carolina as the “Tarheel Traveler,” covered the news in this report that aired Aug. 12 on WRAL-TV in Raleigh. Take a peek here, for a nostalgic look at the buyboats! READ MORE ».

Chesapeake Bay Buyboats are Comin’, Aug. 5-7 »

Chesapeake Bay Buyboats are Comin’, Aug. 5-7

For the past decade, members of the Chesapeake Buyboat Association have taken its fleet of historic fishing boats to the water in an annual reunion tour, with stops at selected ports of call that connect to the Chesapeake Bay. Elizabeth City will be a featured stop on this year’s 11th annual tour, Aug. 5-7, offering the public a rare chance to view 10 of the historic boats and learn about their origin.

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Elizabeth City to be 17th “Coast Guard City,” May 29 »

Elizabeth City to be 17th “Coast Guard City,” May 29

Ever since the U.S. Coast Guard made Air Station Elizabeth City its base in 1940, residents have welcomed and supported their beloved “Guardians of the Coast” and the important work they do keeping U.S. shorelines safe. On May 29, the special relationship between the base and community will become official when U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Paul Zukunft designates Elizabeth City a “Coast Guard City.”

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