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The Old Dram Tree

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Near Wilmington, on the eastern shore of the Cape Fear River, stands an old, moss-covered cypress tree. It has stood there for over two centuries. For mariners it is a landmark indicating that the end of the voyage is in sight. When the tree was sighted, the captain would order that a dram of grog be issued to the crew, hence the name \"Dram Tree.\"
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 1 Issue 44, Mar 1934, p5, il