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Old 06-19-2006, 07:38 AM
 
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Yeah, after looking at a map, I see that I overlooked that Southport does indeed have its own hospital. (The other Brunswick County hospital is in Supply.) However, if you needed a trauma center, you'd need to go to Wilmington.

I agree that ferry doesn't make much sense unless you're going to Fort Fisher, Kure Beach, or Carolina Beach. If I was to go to Wilmington from Southport, I'd just take NC 133 up to Belville, then take US 17 bridge across the Cape Fear River to Wilmington.
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Old 06-19-2006, 08:44 PM
 
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Thank you. It's warming to hear about your affection for that area. Don't tell anyone, tho.

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Yeah, after looking at a map, I see that I overlooked that Southport does indeed have its own hospital. (The other Brunswick County hospital is in Supply.) However, if you needed a trauma center, you'd need to go to Wilmington.

I agree that ferry doesn't make much sense unless you're going to Fort Fisher, Kure Beach, or Carolina Beach. If I was to go to Wilmington from Southport, I'd just take NC 133 up to Belville, then take US 17 bridge across the Cape Fear River to Wilmington.
Thanks Raleigh, I was beating up on myself for not experimenting with the ferry ride last summer. But now I see that I don't even need to use it to go to wilmington. Appreciate it.

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Yeah, probably about an hour or more. How long it takes you once getting off the ferry would depend on traffic, of course.
That thank you was for you. Next week I'll be there, looking for a home. Thanks again.

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Old 06-20-2006, 12:40 AM
 
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What everybody said, about the Southport-Ft. Fisher ferry is true. If you have an appointment in Wilmington, do not take the ferry. Don't get me wrong. The NC Ports Authority does a wonderfull, professional job but, if you don't have somewhere to be at a certain time then, by all means take the ferry. It is a lovely trip. Traveling across the Capr Fear River you land at Ft. Fisher which is a national historic site. It was one of the last defenses for the south in the Civil War. Also, the NC Aquarium is there and it is a must see. These two attractions are very close to the ferry landing.
Just check the ferry schedule before you leave. It is worth the experience
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Old 06-20-2006, 01:35 AM
 
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I agree, US Citizen. My family and I were in Topsail Beach last week for vacation (our first time there) and had to go to the aquarium as we do every beach trip. We love the aquarium.

We've been to the Ft. Fisher museum, also. Interesting history.
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Old 06-21-2006, 04:36 PM
 
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What everybody said, about the Southport-Ft. Fisher ferry is true. If you have an appointment in Wilmington, do not take the ferry. Don't get me wrong. The NC Ports Authority does a wonderfull, professional job but, if you don't have somewhere to be at a certain time then, by all means take the ferry. It is a lovely trip. Traveling across the Capr Fear River you land at Ft. Fisher which is a national historic site. It was one of the last defenses for the south in the Civil War. Also, the NC Aquarium is there and it is a must see. These two attractions are very close to the ferry landing.
Just check the ferry schedule before you leave. It is worth the experience
Thank you, U.S.
We'll definitely enjoy that experience (ferry, etc.). Thank you all who have help to make this thread grow.
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