Weeksville Sports & Outdoors
From the NC website on boating:
"There are over a third of a million boats registered in Carolina. Most find their way to our fabulous waterways via boat ramps. Unfortunately there is no single source revealing the locations of these ramps. We are working with the Wildlife Commissions to build a list which will include directions to help you find these ramps."
Equipment: There is a ramp at:
Big Flatty Creek: Pasquotank County - Weeksville NC
From NC-34 at Weeksville, take SR 1103 to 1104 to 1108, approximately 6 miles from Weeksville.Related to:
- Budget Travel
- Sailing and Boating
Favorite thing: From the fire investigation report:
"The Blimp Hangar at Weeksville, NC was the largest wood construction building in the world, measuring 1/5 mile long by 298' wide by 192' high with 180 ton doors mounted on railroad tracks. Constructed in 1942, it housed US Navy Airship Squadron ZP-14.
"In 1966, the decommissioned facility was sold to Westinghouse. In 1989 Westinghouse spun off the aerostat operation to TCOM, L.P. Commercial blimps such as Bud One, Fuji, and Met Life were built there.
"On August 3, 1995, during reconstruction of the door supports, the Hangar burned to the ground, causing $100 million in damage."
Fondest memory: One of these hangers can still be seen from the Pasquotank. I think one of them has been used for furniture manufacture.
Tours of TCOM can be arranged through the Elizabeth City Chamber of Commerce.Related to:
- Budget Travel
- Historical Travel