Along North Carolina’s ever-changing coast, shrimp trawlers remain a constant — on the ocean, the rivers, the sounds — thanks to resourceful captains who face challenging headwinds with determination. Want to know how they do it? Come aboard.
Ferrying Along on Fontana Lake
Hop aboard the Miss Hazel — a venerable 33-year-old pontoon boat — for a scenic tour of Fontana Lake, deep in the Great Smoky Mountains.
It’s the Little Things
For the Ramblin’ Man, nothing defines the flavor of summer in North Carolina like sweet, succulent shrimp. He trawls roadside stands for these tiny treasures from the sea and sound, and he might be willing to share ... if you’re lucky.
One with the Water on Lake Waccamaw
Feel the waves beneath you and the wind in your hair as writer — and Camp Seafarer alumna — Susan Stafford Kelly sets sail.
5 Sunset Sails to Take This Summer
From the deck of a boat, a sunset over the water is even more spectacular. With gentle waves as the stage, charismatic captains as the cast, and an orange glow as the backdrop, these evening cruises put on a show that’s sure to impress.
From Elizabeth Hudson: Working Waters
When Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Hudson climbs aboard a wooden shrimp trawler in Sneads Ferry, she gains a new appreciation for North Carolina’s fishing industry.
For a new view of North Carolina, leave the land behind. A journey by boat unlocks hidden worlds, helping us see another side of our state — within the marshes, creeks, rivers, and sounds — and leaving fond memories in its wake.
The Liveaboard Life in Beaufort
In a historic Carteret County town where maritime culture suffuses past and present, some residents make their homes on the water — literally — turning their boats into full-time abodes.
How a Family Found Its Moorings in Oriental
On the Neuse River, the new owners of a boatyard faced their first big challenge: Hurricane Florence.