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Down the Wild Cape FearA River Journey through the Heart of North Carolina$
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Philip Gerard

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781469602073

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9781469608129_Gerard

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Down the Wild Cape Fear
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Philip Gerard

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469602073.003.0007

This chapter describes how the author and David Webster launch the johnboat at the Wildlife ramp at Old Route 87, just to make sure they will have a continuous trip and cover all of the river. They have arranged to borrow the sixteen-foot johnboat Sea Whip from the UNC Wilmington Center for Marine Science Research. They were to have a center-console bateau with a steering wheel, much more comfortable for the long haul; but at the last minute it blew an engine, and so they are assigned an olive-drab aluminum skiff with a thirty-horse four-stroke engine that can make it fly, steered by its tiller arm. It's a functional boat, wide and with a large bow platform for working.

Keywords:   David Webster, johnboat, Wildlife ramp, Old Route 87, Sea Whip, UNC Wilmington Center, Marine Science Research

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