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Win A Kayak While Supporting A Great Museum

A kayak opens up some incredible opportunities for exploring our area. Whether you are cruising down the Davis Canal on Oak Island, exploring the creeks running off the Intracoastal Waterway, fishing in backwater or even the ocean, or visiting some of the islands in the Cape Fear River, kayaking can bring you close to nature and be a truly relaxing escape. If don’t own a kayak yet, or just want to add to your fleet, the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport has the raffle prize for you!

The museum will livestream the drawing of the winner of a beautiful wasabi green Santee 120 Sport Kayak at noon on May 1, so you have until high noon on April 30 to get your tickets. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the Maritime Museum, 204 E Moore St. in Southport, on the Friends of the Museum website,, or the contest page at

Proceeds from the raffle will go toward building a new fishing exhibit and refurbishing the Civil War display at the museum, said Lori Sanderlin, Museum Director.

This kayak is 12 feet long and 28 inches wide, and weighs only 42 pounds. Included is an Angler Scout paddle designed to be super sturdy, featuring a hook retrieval system and a 40-inch roller to measure your catch. Sanderlin said she is very thankful to Emma Thomas at The Adventure Company for her help in securing the kayak.

The lucky winner will pick up the kayak at the museum after the drawing. In the meantime, you can visit the museum to see the prize on display, and also learn all about our region’s Maritime heritage.


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