The waters off Topsail Island are known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic for its numerous ship wrecks resulting from treachourous shoals, storms and even war. Most of the wreck sites along our island are within one hour to two hour riding time making a half day to full day trip very easy. We have listed only...Read more
Chris has been a Topsail Island local for most of his life. Chris enjoys fishing, scuba diving among other outdoor activities as well as being a bit of a history buff; especially local history. Chris is also the owner of Lewis Realty Associates, Inc. in Surf City, North Carolina. Chris, his wife and daughter (Brielle Sea) reside in the area.
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It was a late Sunday afternoon in September, 7 1919. The Willian H. Sumner, a phosphate trade ship from Puerto Rico, was sailing northward heading to its homeport in New York City. At this time, it was usual to see three masted schooners sailing the carolina...Read more
For Topsail Island, gone are the “Golden Days of Piracy” but the local legend still abounds. Local lore takes us to the early 1700’s on a totally uninhabited Topsail Island with no bridges, ferries or the like. At this time, the eastern seaboard was home to the...Read more
I recently came across a few photos online at the surf city pier website recently, http://www.surfcityoceanpier.com. Here are a few pictures of “Old Topsail Island” that are way interesting . . . This is a picture of the Art Gallery and the original East Coast Tackle Shop located on Roland Avenue in Surf City. The art gallery...Read more
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