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Wooden Ships on the Water
The 8th Annual Wooden Boat Show will be held September 30, 2017 in Southport. Boats will be displayed in and around the historic Old Yacht Basin and prizes will be awarded, including a People’s Choice award. There will be nautical vendors and maritime demonstrations, along with kids’ events. Award-winning seafood chowder will be available for $5. In October, Southport hosts the Stede Bonnet Regatta, requiring all participants to arrive in buccaneer costumes and act like pirates during the race. The town is steeped in nautical history and has been a port of haven since the 1700s. “Widow walks” can be spotted on some of the waterfront houses. Southport has been the backdrop for numerous movies in recent history, including “Safe Haven,” “A Walk to Remember” and “The Secret Life of Bees” as well as several TV shows.