Markovich describes the services of the Blockade Runner, an independent beach resort at Wrightsville Beach. This year marks fifty years of providing service to beach goers who just want to relax. The Seashore Hotel opened on the site in 1897 and burned in 1918. It was followed by the Ocean Terrace which was battered by Hurricane Hazel in 1954 and then burned down the following year. The Blockade Runner was built there in 1964, a group of doctors bought it in 1971, and in 1984 the daughter of one of them, Mary Baggett, took over running the place.