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Down the Wild Cape Fear: A River Journey through the Heart of North Carolina

Philip Gerard


This book invites readers onto the fabled waters of the Cape Fear River and guides them on the 200-mile voyage from the confluence of the Deep and Haw Rivers at Mermaid Point all the way to the Cape of Fear on Bald Head Island. Accompanying the author by canoe and powerboat are a cadre of people passionate about the river, among them a river guide, a photographer, a biologist, a river keeper, and a boat captain. Historical voices also lend their wisdom to our understanding of this river, which has been a main artery of commerce, culture, settlement, and war for the entire region since it was f ... More

Keywords: Cape Fear River, Mermaid Point, Bald Head Island, canoe, powerboat, river guide, photographer, river keeper, boat captain, commerce

Bibliographic Information

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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Philip Gerard, author

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