Monday, November 23, 2020

Postcards 2020 Wrightsville Beach Cottages

Folks visiting Wrightsville Beach did not always stay at fancy hotels. Beach cottages and apartments were always available for rent. Here are two postcards representing these types of accommodations.  My Dad even owned a house here as a rental property for a few years. It was not very successful for him. Once when tenants left town without paying, we were able to go in and confiscate the things they left behind. That was how I got my first stereo. I remember that when we were allowed to go into the house, the police thought there was a dead body in there. The tenants had left a crockpot of food out and it smelled so bad! 
 
The Pomander Walk apartments and the Surf Inn








A reminder to folks who are fans of my postcard posts. Coming in 2021, I will be highlighting the cards that you guys send to me. So send me a postcard! And you will see it on the blog in 2021.  Amanda Arkebauer PO Box 16131 Seattle, WA  98116

Monday, November 16, 2020

Postcards 2020 Wrightsville Beach: More Banks Channel

Arcadia Publishing reproduction 1919

Aerial View of Banks Channel 1980's


1974 postmark Banks Channel

Banks Channel 1970's

























The first postcard is a reproduction of a photograph by Arcadia Publishing, from about 1919.
The second postcard is more modern from the 1980's and shows an aerial view of Banks channel.
The third postcard is postmarked 1974 and is a night time scene on Banks Channel. The last postcard is also from the 1970's  Because the waters in Banks Channel were more protected than the ocean waters. It was usually nice and calm. This area was usually where we learned to sail or paddle board. 

Monday, November 09, 2020

Postcards 2020 Wrightsville Beach Wits End



This postcard is from the Wits End bar --It was a popular beach bar from the 1950's and beyond


A reminder to folks who are fans of my postcard posts. Coming in 2021, I will be highlighting the cards that you guys send to me. I currently only have enough for about 30 posts, I need 52 to do a post once a week.  So send me a postcard! And you will see it on the blog in 2021.  Amanda Arkebauer PO Box 16131 Seattle, WA  98116

Monday, November 02, 2020

Postcards 2020 Wrightsville Beach Seapath



We lived for a while at a townhouse at Seapath. My Dad's boat can be seen in this postcard on the first dock. I worked one summer cleaning boats that were chartered....I got to keep whatever I found on the boats after they came back from charter. This was Pirate Booty to a teenager! Half used bottles of sunscreen, a floppy beach hat or even better, the stray can of beer or the dregs in a bottle of rum would all be taken as spoils!! LOL