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for Coastwatch Vol. 18 Issue 4, May/June 1991
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Wilmington's Oakdale Cemetery is 160 acres of almost 200 years of Cape Fear history, marked by the gravestones of the famous and the less celebrated citizenry. Among them are gravestones of Rose Greenhow, the Confederate spy; Henry Bacon, the architect of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.; and a tugboat captain who died fighting a fire in Wilmington and was buried with his dog who tried to save him.
The beaches of New Hanover County may be close in proximity but are as different as they can be in character. Wrightsville Beach has garnered a reputation for the wealthy and affluent, while Carolina Beach's history has not been as affluent. However, both communities offer unique opportunities and experiences.
A decade ago Wilmington was one of the South's best-kept secrets. But now this sleepy little port city is a growing, regional city drawing people like high-salaried professionals and rich retirees to weekend warriors and tourists from across the country.
Nestled between the bustling beaches of New Hanover County, Masonboro Island is a dream-come-true for naturalists. And recent designation as part of the North Carolina estuarine reserve system guarantees an ecologically bright future.