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Posted: 07.6.2015

North Carolinians are synonymous with the moniker "Tar Heels," but not because of the University of North Carolina.

Join The NC Maritime Museum (located at 204 East Moore Street) in Southport from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on July 11th for our "2nd Saturday Program" as we define the term Tar Heel through the naval stores industry. Live in the land of the long leaf pine whose products: tar, pitch, and turpentine, were necessary for wooden boats, and so much more. This commodity was shipped more than any other good and was used for many things, including rosin for musical instruments and tarring sailor hats. From "boxing the pine" to the finished product, learn the story of the long leaf pine's near extinction and effort for resurgence in the Lower Cape Fear.

Local artisans will sell hand crafted wares from soaps and jams to pottery. 

This program is free and open to the public.

Contact Swanson Realty Today: 910-454-4450 | 4701-2 Southport-Supply Road, Southport, NC 28461