In many ways HPOW continued again this year to promote our small riverfront town’s unique maritime heritage and history. We are continually expanding our visibility by adding each year to our network of supporters and likeminded stakeholders.
In that vein, as I close out the year as HPOW President, I want to take this opportunity to recognize the City of Washington, the NC Estuarium, Brown Library, WHDA, Washington Daily News, ECU Department of Maritime Studies and all the numerous local history enthusiasts and volunteers who have supported HPOW this year.
I want to thank the folks who have donated unique and irreplaceable artifacts to HPOW. I also want to thank those of you who have sponsored us with annual memberships and other donations and those who donated “gently” used nautical items for us to sell at the Washington Marine Market.
Last but not least, please remember HPOW as the year closes, consider supporting us through our year end charitable appeal which you can find on our Facebook page Historic Port of Washington.
Ray Midgett, President